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Douglas LaBier Ph.D.
Feeling uncomfortable or scared when faced with trying something new that you desire can either motivate you or lead to a dead end.
Hoping for a sustainable intimate relationship that won't enter a death spiral? Here's what you need to know.
How does listening to melancholy music and sad songs help heal a broken heart? Research shows why that's a paradox.
Some people are chronically indecisive about their relationships, and that has potentially significant metal-health consequences. Here's what could help.
Many kinds of loss are more acutely felt at this time of year. Here are three different stories of loss and how each person learned to heal.
Do you feel your partner isn't there for you when you need support for your emotional needs? Research shows what's missing.
Mental health is better understood as one facet of whole-being health which can benefit from adopting a broader vision.
A growing shift in people's thinking about the role of work and career ambition in their lives will create new mental health conflicts for many.
Couples often struggle for power in their relationship. Shared power is possible, but what enables a couple to create it?
Malignant narcissists can hurt you at work or harm you in a relationship. But you may be able to ignore benign narcissists, who just aren't tuned in to the outside world.
New insights into the dangers of a relationship that appears emotionally and sexually charged.
Why do so many people want to remain working virtually and not return to the office? Here's some insight into the growing shift away from "careerism."
Recent research suggests that moments of joy and fun between partners have lasting benefits, for the relationship and for partners' well-being.
Some embrace an increasingly diverse America. Others oppose it, or fear it's changing what is truly American. Recent research shows what diversity's impact on people really is.
New research shows that it's possible to become the person you would like to be as you age. But how? Here are some ways you can make that happen.
The experiences and challenges during the pandemic have a benefit, oddly. They reveal what is needed for mental health in the transformed world of The After Times.
Is working and living at home draining your romantic connection? You're not alone. But a few steps can help restore some of it.
When people become more empathic towards others, research finds that their moral framework and political ideology becomes more liberal.
Couples that maintain long-term happiness have one major thing in common. A new study finds that it's not similar personal traits. It's something else.
Many people believe they need a partner to feel happy. But new studies show that creating a happy life is more complex.
What happens if you prioritize financial success over your relationships or other dimensions of your life? Or vice versa? Do your priorities affect your mental health?
Keeping a positive connection can be hard in the best of times. These two important aspects of a relationship, if overlooked, can shake its foundation.
You may not know how being "in the moment" relates to solving life challenges, or to your long-term well-being as you become older. New research explores how.
It's possible to deal with the pandemic in ways that can transform your life.
Is finding a purpose and meaning to your life important? Can it affect your health, your well-being, or your cognitive functions? What do we know about how all these link together?
Can an open relationship be as healthy as a monogamous one? If so, what do couples do that promotes it? And are they different from healthy monogamous relationships?
Does "hope" play any role in alleviating and healing the suffering of anxiety? Some new research indicates it can.
What leads to relationship success is a mystery to many. But one factor emerges when people reflect on what they truly felt about their relationship, at the beginning.
Couples argue about many things. That's part of any relationship. But there may be something about how they argue, and what they focus on, that's common to the happiest couples.
Surveys continue to show the damaging impact of many workplaces and careers upon emotional and physical health.
Douglas LaBier, Ph.D., is a psychologist and the Director of the Center for Progressive Development in Washington, DC.