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4 Steps to Conquer Your Inner Critic

Most everyone is familiar with the idea of an inner critic. The inner critic is a voice that criticizes us, whether when looking in the mirror, when at work, or even when thinking of our closest relationships. This occurs because people are divided internally between an inner self that is goal-directed and another one that […]

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Maintenance CBT Reduces Risk of Relapse for Panic and Agoraphobia

Panic and agoraphobia routinely exact a debilitating affect on daily life for those who suffer from them. While there are many treatments available, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has been shown to have a marked impact on the prevention of relapse and remediation of symptoms of panic (it is important to note) more so than medication […]

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Are You Parenting Like Your Parent?

Whether they are good or bad, the traits of our parents live on in most of us. They may sometimes show through in moments of passion where we find ourselves behaving in a way that is not like our usual self. This can sometimes be a good thing, when we see the traits that we […]

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Why Do I Become Overprotective and Possessive in Relationships?

In a “Dear Abby” format, a worried person who found herself sabotaging her relationship wrote to GoodTherapy.org seeking advice about how to control his/her overprotective and possessive impulses. The response gave two recommendations about how to deal with a situation like this. One can sit down with the partner and discuss the problem, which can […]

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Nine Secrets of Courage from Extreme Fear

Everyone has to deal with fear, and the way fear is responded to can determine how we live the rest of our life. If we spend all of our time avoiding fear, we probably won’t get any better at handling fear when it is unavoidable. Jeff Wise’s new book explores the neurological underpinning of our […]

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How to Make Your Close Relationship Closer

Many people think of intimacy when they think of “close” relationships, but there are important distinctions between being close to someone and being intimate. A close relationship is built on the characteristic of interdependence, whereas an intimate relationship includes closeness as well as a physical or sexual bond. In this way, people can be close […]

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What’s Wrong with Infidelity? Marital Counseling in Seattle

The Wall Street Journal has reported that in the years from 1991 to 2006, the number of unfaithful wives under the age of 30 has increased by 20 percent, while the number of unfaithful husbands has increased 45 percent in the same timeframe. Other studies show that between 30 and 60 percent of married individuals […]

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How Your Parents Might Be Sabotaging Your Relationships & What To Do About It

Attachment theory was first developed by John Bowlby, when he realized he could classify the interactions between infants and their primary caregivers based on the parent’s behavior and how the child adapted to the behavior. The four attachments a child can develop based on the behavior of their caregivers are secure, ambivalent, avoidant, and disorganized. […]

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Don’t Take Vacation From Your Good Habits

A lot of people share a similar experience when it comes to developing good habits such as eating healthy and exercising regularly. The scenario involves being careful to maintain a healthy and productive schedule during the week and then to take breaks from the good habits on the weekend. This can develop because we feel […]

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