Are There Good Reasons for Bad Feelings?

“Why does depression exist at all?” “Why are mental disorders so confusing?” I wasn’t expecting these types of questions from

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The Divorce Dilemma

While I was going through my messy divorce, I was stunned to run across a book called The Good Divorce.

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The Problem with Intimacy

“We’re not close.” That was the elegantly simple way a distressed mother tearfully described her relationships with her grown children.

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Estranged from Your Adult Child: The Last Thing You Ever Expected

As holidays, birthdays and other family-oriented times of year approach, it’s a time of heartache for parents whose adult children

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How to Make Peace with Your Parents — And Just About Anybody Else

“It’s always something or your mother,” as Wynona Judd is fond of saying. I guess she should know. She and

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How Resilience Protects Your Heart — Inside and Out

“What’s your why?” I knew that question would be a great ice-breaker at the American Heart Association event I was

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Treat Your Spouse Like a Stranger

For decades, marriage counselors have been advising couples to go on dates. A good idea in theory, right? Get away

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How to Get Smarter and Happier by This Time Next Year

I’ve noticed the things that overwhelm us during the holidays are really no different from what stresses us out the

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Life Hacks to Handle Difficult People

Publisher’s note: This is part 2. Part 1 ran in MDU #116 You Can Be Right and Happy How can

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Loneliness: It’s Even More Hazardous to Your Health Than Smoking, Drinking, or Obesity

What could possibly be more hazardous to your health than obesity, drinking excessively or smoking up to fifteen cigarettes a

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