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Increased Insight Has Its Own Drawbacks

Increased Insight Has Its Own Drawbacks

The entire therapeutic endeavor is based upon the belief that increased insight is a good thing, that becoming consciously aware of the aspects of your life that were once hidden from you will improve your situation. Encapsulated in one line, this belief is that “The truth shall set you free.” But increased insight has its […]

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Make A List Of Five Things You Want Your Partner To Do If You Die

Filed in Couples, Existential Psychology, Grief by on September 22, 2014
Make A List Of Five Things You Want Your Partner To Do If You Die

This article is especially relevant for couples nearing the end of their lifespans, where one partner will leave the other behind to try to move forward without the anchor that has offered support for so many years. But it’s a good exercise for anybody, a chance to strengthen your relationship by putting ephemeral hopes and […]

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Infidelity

Filed in Anxiety, Couples, Existential Psychology by on September 22, 2014
Infidelity

There are myriad aspects of infidelity that we could explore; the one we want to delve into here is the impact on the person who is cheated on and why it’s so intense. I was talking with someone about this subject, who said that obviously it’s the sense of betrayal, of shattered trust, that makes […]

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Giving Up

Filed in Behavioral Psychology, Motivation by on September 22, 2014
Giving Up

We want to discuss yet another reason for staying away from using negative reinforcements during training, as if there weren’t enough already. This reason is that the likelihood of your subject deciding to quit goes up dramatically when negative reinforcements are in the picture. Like we have said, negative reinforcements are so good at eliciting […]

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Tempering Expectations

Filed in Existential Psychology, Motivation by on September 19, 2014
Tempering Expectations

What happens to a lot of people is that they enter into a new endeavor full of energy, basically bursting at the seams, barely able to contain their excitement. They see endless horizons and opportunity, not at all worried about the challenges they will face. You could compare these people to shooting stars. They burn […]

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Discipline and Child Rearing

Filed in Behavioral Psychology, Parenting by on September 18, 2014
Discipline and Child Rearing

In the wake of the child abuse accusations leveled against Adrian Peterson, the comment sections on articles describing his actions have become battlegrounds where people alternately defend and attack various styles of child rearing and the role of discipline. The problem is that most have no idea what they are talking about. Their ‘expertise’ is […]

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Wanting Out Of A Relationship

Filed in Couples by on September 18, 2014
Wanting Out Of A Relationship

How many people all over the world are still in relationships they desperately want out of due to not wanting to hurt the feelings of their partners? So many, and what a bad reason to stay. On the surface it almost seems noble, a form of self-sacrifice, putting the needs of someone else before your […]

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