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5 Self-Esteem Struggles That Cause Suffering, and How to Get Unstuck

Imagine you’ve just finished a job interview. You really want this job. But, as you leave the room, the emotional storm begins. You start thinking of all the reasons why you won’t get chosen. “I bet I looked nervous. I had to explain why I was let go from myRead More

Calming anger as a couple

Calming Anger As a Couple

No one likes to admit it. But even for the happiest of couples, anger sometimes gets the better of us. Partners have different ways of showing it. Some erupt in angry outbursts. Others withdraw into stony silence.   Of course you and your partner don’t want to yell at each other,Read More

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Want to Stop Arguing? Why Kindness is the Key

“It feels like we have the same arguments over and over again.” “I know deep down that I love him, but too often, I just don’t feel it.” “Why does it take so little to set her off? I barely walked in the door before she started in on meRead More

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Our List of Best Relationship Books and Reading for Well-Being

The best relationship books can provide new ways to view our challenges, and allow us to try on new ideas. They help us discover new ways for relationships to grow, and inspire us to work for what we value in life. Good self-care is also key to loving relationships. Another benefit: Reading aRead More

When You Want to Make Family Time Special

Do create rituals or carry on meaningful ones, which anchor our lives in the rhythm of theRead More

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Comforting Holiday Sadness

When the Holidays Bring up Sadness or LossesRead More

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Holiday Stress Management Tips When There Aren’t Enough Hours In the Day

Holiday travel and changes in our daily routine can disrupt important things we do to rest our minds, restore our spirits,Read More

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Holiday Cards and Connections: When You Want to Renew Old Ties

People have a wide range of feelings about exchanging holiday cards and annual news letters. One couple explains they welcome getting holiday cards andRead More

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Holiday Spending: Talking with Your Partner about Money

#7. When You’re Really Tempted to Splurge From: 11 Holiday Stresses, and What to Do Instead. If we want to really make a holiday special, our big plansRead More

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Being Open: The Gift of Being Emotionally Available

6. When You’re Longing for Special Moments With Your Partner You’re exploring: 11 Holiday Stresses, and What to Do Instead. Sign up for all 11 tips to help you feel closer this holiday season. Do giveRead More