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Overcoming Fears of Intimacy
By Margaret Paul, Ph.D.
Sam, age 42, had never been married. It's not that Sam had
never fallen in love. But every time a relationship had
started to move toward commitment, Sam ran.
When Sam's loneliness became overwhelming to him, he called
me for help.
"I want to be in a relationship, yet every time I get close
to someone, I run away. I'm no ...ReadMoreFamily Journals: Tens Ways to Improve Your Health and Relationships
Family Journals: Tens Ways to Improve Your Health and Relationships
By Ron Huxley, LMFT
Journaling has long been a tool to achieving better emotional and
mental health. The need to express oneself in a safe and controlled
manner is a powerful means to improving self-esteem and personal
relationships. Parents can use this tool to increase their
effe ...ReadMoreWomen and Friendship; is it as good or better than Chocolate?
I’ll start this article by admitting that I am a full-blown “chocoholic.” I love the way eating a piece of chocolate makes me feel. It’s so indulging, satisfying, and to me is the ultimate reward or excuse to instantly lift my spirits, calm my nerves, and just make me happy. This lead me to thinking about how few things in life are as good or better than chocolate.
Now, I would certainly ha ...ReadMoreLong Distance Relationships - How to Make it Work
Long distance relationships are dreadful. I know this because I'm currently living one. You watch other couples walk down the street hand-in-hand, kissing, etc., everyday and you can't do anything but envy them. So how can a long distance relationship work? How can you keep on loving someone if you can't even see them?
The answer is...it depends on how much you want it to work. True love ca ...ReadMoreTo Trust or not to Trust !
Trust is something we learn as very small babies. We trust the first person that we bond with and it grows from there. Have you ever noticed how cool kids are? They trust every little thing we say. They rarely question us when we tell them something.
Believing our every word; and why not? They have not been exposed to mistrust yet, not that they would recognize it at such an early age.