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Self-Soothing Tips for High Conflict Couples

National Domestic Violence Hotline If you’re in an abusive relationship, you are not alone. Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233 or TTY 1−800−787−3224. You can also visit the website. Most people try to avoid conflict at all costs. However, even in healthy relationships, things can escalate. It is hard to navigate through an environment…

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Love Is The Only Antidote for Suffering

Love always triumphs In the relationship between God and humans, love is the connecting energy. If that connection is established, the fact of the unity of all beings becomes a reality. As a result, love triumphs over all forms of anger and other unpleasant emotions. We bring about peace wherever we send love to others.…

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How Your Childhood Can Affect Your Marriage

When Deborah, 38, and Scott, 39, (*not their real names) sat on the couch in my office during a couples counseling session, they described their pursuer-distancer pattern. Deborah seeks more connection and affirmation than Scott is comfortable giving. When Deborah makes demands, Scott retreats because he feels criticized and unworthy. Deborah put it like this,…

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What to Expect from Family Therapy

So, you have been referred for family therapy by your counselor. Or perhaps you’ve finally reached the end of the constant conflict and started looking for someone to mediate. Either way, family therapy can be new terrain for many people. Do you feel fear and trepidation that the therapist is going to “nail” you as…

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Mindful Parenting

This article originally was published by the Child Mind Institute Cynthia Braun remembers all too well what weekday mornings used to be like at her house. Since her husband had to leave early for work, it was up to Braun, a pediatrician with a practice in Pleasantville, New York, to get Anika and Devon, then 6…