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Unique Ways to Awaken Passion in your Relationship

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When dating your partner chances are passion came easy. As time progresses in a relationship couples must work harder to keep passion strong. According to Sternberg (1986) relationships can be mapped into a triangle where its points are intimacy, commitment, and passion. In order to keep your marriage or relationship growing passion is needed. Why…

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Practicing Self Love During Holidays

holiday blues

The holidays can be a busy and stressful time. Regardless of religious affiliation, studies show that during this time of year, many people come down with depression or as some may call it the holiday blues. What are the holiday blues and what are some common symptoms? According to the NAMI, the holiday blues can…

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Best Local & National Resources to Help Stop Cyberbullying

cyberbullying prevention resources

Over half of adolescents and teens have been bullied online, and about the same number have engaged in cyberbullying. Cyberbullying often goes unnoticed by parents, teachers and even the victims themselves. In fact, The Hartford County Examiner reported that only one in ten teens tells a parent if they experience cyberbullying. Here are some of…

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How to Deal with Suicidal Thoughts

how to handle suicidal thoughts

If you are having suicidal thoughts, know that you’re not alone.   According to CDC, an estimated 9.3 million adults (3.9% of the adult U.S. population) report having suicidal thoughts in the past year.  These types of thoughts develop for a number of reasons.  This type of thinking may arise out of depression, or mental illness. It could be situational…

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How Can You Tell if You’re Depressed or Just Sad?

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  The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that there are over 16 million people in the United States who have had at least one depressive episode in a given year.  Statistics show that of these people, many do not receive treatment for their depression.  For example, a recent study, published by  JAMA Internal Medicine,…

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Anxiety Reduction Techniques

anxiety reduction techniques

  Anxiety disorders affect 40 million adults. In fact, the Anxiety & Depression Association of America says that anxiety disorders are the most common of mental illness. There are six different types of anxiety disorders.  People who have anxiety typically have varying degrees of intensity. If you have anxiety, chances are there are times you…

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Successful Couple Communication Techniques

communication exercises for couples

By: John M. Tidd, Psy.D. A successful communication exercise for couples Realize that every couple is unique in their starting place and some may need a professional to help them achieve their goal of healthier communication. If you feel you would like extra help in your relationship or you have any questions about the above…

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