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What is Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria?

Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD): what is it and how can we deal with it? No one enjoys being rejected; it’s upsetting, and can be emotionally painful. But most of us are able to recover from rejection fairly quickly, without having it affect our other relationships or our mental health. We can lean on friends and family, and our stock pile of resilience to get us through.  

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What Blushing Means

Those of us with a tendency to blush usually see it as a source of embarrassment. Yet blushing is a rather delightful habit: one that confirms our deep emotional sensitivity.  

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9 Signs He's PLAYING GAMES With You!

9 Signs He's Playing Games With You... In this dating advice video, I will give you the nine signs he’s playing games with you that you need to look out for. You may see the signs he’s playing games with you on first dates, online dating, or somewhere in the dating process. Take heed to these dating tips for women and be sure to watch the entire video.  

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6 Signs You're Not Truly Happy

Do you truly feel happy about your life? When you’re running the marathon of life, you will at some point feel exhausted or unsure of yourself somewhere along the way. When you lose touch with your real, authentic self, you lose sight of one of the most important things in life - happiness. So maybe it’s been a while since you last checked in with yourself. To give you more clarity about how you truly feel, here are a few signs that might indicate that you're not truly happy.  

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7 Signs of an Incompatible Relationship

Love. Partnership. "Soul Mate" – So many of us spend a good chunk of our lives looking for "The One." But what happens when we actually find someone? How do we know if they’re the person who is right to spend the rest of our lives with? Or even if starting a relationship with them is the right choice? While compatibility is no guarantee of longevity, studies show that it is directly related to the quality and satisfaction of our relationships. Simply put, the more compatible you and your partner

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Communication is Choice: The Third Principle of Intentional Communication

Webster defines "to choose" as "to pick out by preference from what is available; to decide or prefer or think proper." To choose implies the exercise of judgement in settling upon something offered or available. "Choice" is defined as "the right, power or chance to choose." How many of us actually exercise that right or power before we open our mouths and let some words fall out? As a matter of fact, if you ask most people a question about why they said something in particular, they'l

Experts, Parents, and a Century of Advice About Children

Excerpted from Raising America: Experts, Parents, and a Century of Advice About Children This new authority figure, the child-rearing expert, did not present a single image of enlightened parenthood but, appropriately enough, two basic models—one sterner and more "masculine," the other empathetic and effusive, yet both impressively scientific. At the podium at the Congress of Mothers, Dr. Holt and Dr. Hall made an emblematic pair. Rough contemporaries, Hall at fifty-five and Holt at forty

When Being In Love Means Being In Control

Excerpted from Confusing Love with Obsession So why was Nancy so obsessed with Ron? Why, for example, did she become instantly attached to him so early in their relationship? Why did she manipulate her pregnancy and, for that matter, him? And why did she engage in acts of revenge against the women whom he was having affairs with? Is there an explanation for the abuse that she directed toward her children? How did her past influence her present? Nearly all of Nancy's behaviors are com

Relationships During Quarantine

By Margarita Nahapetyan How is your relationship going during the quarantine? Does too much togetherness make you feel comfortable or is it driving you crazy? Now that all of us have been in a longer-term quarantine for the past few months, you are probably seeing how this situation is affecting your relationship. The sadness, irritability, anxiety, and even anger at times, feel intensified because you and your partner have to stay ho

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Why Do Relationships Fail and How to Improve Them

By Margarita Nahapetyan One of the biggest causes of stress and unhappiness in life are failed relationships. Making a relationship work is one of the most important life skills a person can learn. If individuals cannot maintain lasting relationships, they, without any doubt, will always find it hard to be happy. So what are the common reasons why once harmonious and happy relationships break down? There are several clear cut ways to

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Young Couples Prefer Cohabitation to Marriage

By Margarita Nahapetyan It has been already known for some time that fewer and fewer individuals are willing to get married, and a new research just confirmed how much the marriage rate has dropped down in the last century. According to a new Family Profile from the National Center for Family and Marriage Research (NCFMR) at Bowling Green University, the marriage rate in the United States is continuing its decades-long downward slide,

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Long Distance Relationships Can Actually End Up In Marriage

By Margarita Nahapetyan It has been universally acknowledged that having a long distance relationship is not such a good idea, especially if there is no known end-date to the separation. Endless phone calls, expensive plane tickets, low satisfaction - the list of negatives can go on and on. You have to be really very brave and mature to start a serious long distance relationship, even in the age of FaceTime and Skype. Probably the idea of any type of relation

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How To Survive A Partner's Betrayal

By Margarita Nahapetyan Some people say that when we deeply love or care about someone we automatically open the door to betrayal. I am not sure whether such statement holds true or not, but one thing I know for sure - relationships are never easy and, no matter what we might picture and dream of in the happy early stages, relationships absolutely do not provide a promise of safety or an everlasting love. Finding out about a partner'

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Being Single During Holiday Season: What Can You Do About It?

By Margarita Nahapetyan Being single around the holiday season can get many people extremely sad and depressed. Everywhere you go, you see other couples doing shopping together or making out in front of shop windows, and when you come home all alone, you understand that you have no one to share the holiday spirit with. That is when you start dwelling on past holidays when you were in a relationship with that one person who meant everything to you, but who is

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Children And Social Media Websites - What Parents Should Know

By Margarita Nahapetyan For the new generation of children social networking websites such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace are among the most common activities and, in fact, a way of life. About 30 percent of kids aged between 8 and 12 years have managed to create accounts on such websites despite regulations according to which the users must be at least 13 years of age. Any website that allows social interaction is considered a soci

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Marriage And Education Could Help Childhood Maltreatment Victims Recover

By Margarita Nahapetyan According to the researchers from the University of Washington's School of Social Work, the long-term consequences of childhood maltreatment, though proven to leave a victim with both visible and invisible scarring, can be combated with some protective factors, which, in turn can improve the health of victims during their adult years. While some adult individuals choose to live their lives rooted in the past, v

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