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April 15, 2016
by Dr. Dawn Crosson,Psy.D

anger and abuse

Anger or Abuse - What's the Difference?

April 15, 2016 05:21 by Dr. Dawn Crosson,Psy.D

anger and abuse
There are many types of abuse and all are difficult to endure. Physical, sexual, emotional, financial and verbal cruelties are among the various forms of mistreatment that our society faces daily. Another type of brutality that is widespread and difficult to address is domestic abuse. Domestic violence has been a concern in our society for decades. [More]

April 14, 2016
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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Jon Stewart and the Bull

April 14, 2016 18:42 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

corn stocks
On his program, The Daily Show, on Comedy Central, Jon Stewart put up with little or no “bull”. He gleefully punched holes in the comments of the pompous and hypocritical. He maintained an enthusiastic following for sixteen years. On April 1, 2016 (it was no April Fool’s joke) Jon changed his stance and went out of his way to save a bull named Frank.... [More]

April 17, 2015
by Dr. Irina Kerzhnerman,Phd

support

It’s All In Who You Know: Why Your Support Matters

April 17, 2015 07:55 by Dr. Irina Kerzhnerman,Phd

support
It seems to be common sense that having someone to lean on in a time of need would be a good thing. And, not surprisingly, social psychological and clinical psychological research has confirmed that. But, in delving into the scientifically based questions of how, why, when and what kind of social support is most beneficial to people in times of stress, mental illness or well-being, social scientists have identified the truly important role that our relationships with others play in our psychological and physical health. When it comes to health, who we know is just as important, if not more so, than what we know. [More]

April 8, 2015
by Lee Kehoe, MS, LMHC, NCC

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101 Year Old Woman Dies- Her Legacy Lives On

April 8, 2015 14:15 by Lee Kehoe, MS, LMHC, NCC

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101 year old Rosa Camfield’s picture holding her newborn great-granddaughter instantly went viral across social media pages. Camfield died March 30, 2015 just after creating an internet legacy. The picture was posted by Camfield’s granddaughter, Sarah Hamm, mother of the baby pictured. It did not take long for the photo of the intergenerational duo to take storm on the internet. [More]

March 29, 2015
by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.

financial feuds can loveand money coexist

Financial Feuds: Can Love and Money Coexist?

March 29, 2015 07:55 by Lisa La Rose, M.A., L.P.C.

financial feuds can loveand money coexist
One of the biggest causes of conflict in relationships is differences in values, goals, and habits related to money, and communication about money issues. To keep a relationship happy and peaceful, it’s important for couples to understand their beliefs about money, learn how to talk about money, and learn how to align their financial goals. If you can do these things, you will be well on your way to having one less thing to argue about! [More]

March 26, 2015
by Megan Lundgren, LMFT

mad men

Mad Men Ending This Season- The Psychology of Don Draper's Relational Issues

March 26, 2015 07:55 by Megan Lundgren, LMFT

mad men
AMC’s most popular and stylish drama, Mad Men, is approaching its final episodes, and throughout the course of the series viewers have observed suave playboy, Don Draper, reliably destroy relationships with his prolific and alluring love interests. Underneath the façade of mid-century perfection, Mad Men reveals the demise of modern relationship constructs that are only more prevalent today. [More]

February 21, 2015
by Cindy Ariel,Phd

onlinedating

The Science of Online Dating

February 21, 2015 07:55 by Cindy Ariel,Phd

onlinedating
Online dating sites are a popular place to seek relationships. While the majority of couples still meet offline at work, school, places of worship, bars and social events, today’s couples are almost as likely to meet on-line as they are to meet in any of these offline venues. [More]

February 16, 2015
by Joan Childs,LCSW

codependancy

The Catastrophic Cost of Codependency

February 16, 2015 11:58 by Joan Childs,LCSW

codependancy
Codependency syndrome was originally coined and named when Melodie Beattie worked at Hanley Hazelton with recovering addicts and alcoholics. She identified the significant others to the addicts as co-dependent, implying that the addict was addicted to a substance, but the significant other was addicted to the addict. Current research sheds new light on how codependency negatively affects people from all walks of life. [More]