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5 Ways to Release Your Anger and Embrace Forgiveness

When somebody wrongs you can be hard to move on. It gets harder the closer you are to each other. The pain and anger is real, and it should be treated as such. Unfortunately, that pain and anger can fester, becoming even worse than the wrong originally done. Learning to forgive the person who wronged you, and let go of the pain and anger will ultimately lead to healing. Embracing forgiveness in...
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3 Ways Psychotherapy Can Help With Chronic Pain

In life, it’s important to remember the days can be long but the years are short. This is how chronic pain happens. It starts out as regular pain one day. Before you know it, years have passed and the pain that started out as an isolated incident is now chronic. Modern medicine is great at dealing with pain. It’s even pretty good at dealing with the physical cause of pain....
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How to Help Children Grieve the Death of a Parent

Losing a child is one of the worst things that can happen to a person. Just about the only thing worse is for a child to lose a parent. Children lack the emotional maturity to deal with death in the way adults do. Younger children may not even understand exactly what death means. The adults left in their lives need to be there for them, though knowing how to help can be difficult. Listen One of...
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How To Move on After a Breakup in a Healthy Way

Back in the early 60’s Neil Sedaka recorded a song called “Breaking Up is Hard to Do” which rapidly rose to the top of the charts. He unwittingly tapped into a reality that we all know, there is no worse part of a relationship than the breakup. The pain of a breakup can be so strong people will stay in relationships far longer than is healthy. It doesn’t matter if...
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Is Being Selfish Always Bad?

We are taught to share from a very early age. This isn’t an inherently bad thing, sharing is good. Putting others first is an important part of many philosophies. Even commercials on TV will suggest we spend money helping others with their troubles. Sometimes we may not want to help others though. Perhaps we’re struggling to see where we can give to others. Maybe we feel as if others...
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Aging Together as a Couple with Couples Therapy

It happens to everyone. Time passes and we get older. The fun part is that we often see it in others much more than in ourselves. This can become especially hard when we are one half of a couple. The person you married 20 years ago is not the person sitting across from you at the dinner table today. What we fail to remember is that we aren’t the same person they married either. The same...
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