May 15, 2020

"Overlapping happens towards the end of a relationship that isn’t working, even though one of you might still be fighting for its survival. Or be unaware that the other party is even thinking of breaking up… The overlapper may justify their actions by claiming that the...

"At a time when overdose deaths from opioids and other drugs are rising in many states, addiction specialists worry the changes in a newly isolated America will disrupt the fragile healing process for those who rely on a robust drug-treatment support system. 


March 26, 2020

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"Feeling insecure in a relationship can be awful.

Although there are some relationship insecurities that are totally normal, others can make you wonder if something is wrong with you. If you feel like you're with the right person and that you've done everything you can...

February 21, 2020

Holistic Therapies Heal Body, Mind and Spirit:

Addiction is a complex disease that affects body, mind and spirit, often creating a sharp dissociation between these parts of the self. On the other hand, successful recovery from drugs and alcohol depends on strengthening...

January 13, 2020

We don’t intentionally reject love to preserve a familiar identity. Instead, during times of closeness and intimacy, we react with behaviors that create tension in the relationship and push our loved one away.

Here are some common ways people distance themselves emotion...

November 11, 2019

If you meet a sociopath and you are either a) strong in your religious faith or b) grieving, the sociopath will quickly learn this about you. The sociopath will then use all that they have learned about you in assessment stage, to target you, and... seduce you. 

The soc...

November 2, 2019

Here are 4 topics to discuss with your partner before cohabitating:

1. What are your motivations for living together? Do you see cohabitating as a step toward marriage or a test drive?

2. What are your long term expectations regarding living together? This includes you...

1. Be curious, not critical

2. Be careful, not crushing

3. Ask, don’t assume

4. Connect, before you correct

August 29, 2019

Borderline personality disorder symptoms vary from person to person and women are more likely to have this disorder than men. Common symptoms of the disorder include the following:

  • Having an unstable or dysfunctional self-image or a distorted sense of self (how one...

“'Your EQ is the level of your ability to understand other people, what motivates them and how to work cooperatively with them,' says Howard Gardner, the influential Harvard theorist. Five major categories of emotional intelligence skills are recognized by researchers...

July 5, 2019

"What if someone you love is struggling with a major problem and you don't know how to help them?

In this inspiring and fascinating talk, Dr. Clint Rogers begins by asking 'What is Wisdom?' 

To help answer that question, Clint shares 3 remarkable experiences he had with...

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