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How Long Does Sadness Last? the Science of Bad Outcomes

How long do we feel sad after a serious personal setback? And what sorts of setbacks are particularly impactful? In these extraordinary times, I took a detour into new research from the field of Labor

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Generalized Anxiety Disorders and Relationships

How Generalized Anxiety Disorder Impacts Relationships. The challenge with Generalized Anxiety Disorders and relationships is that deep anxiety is one of the most prevalent mental health problems affecting

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Gaslighting Narcissism… and Why Couples Therapy Can’t Help

What is Gaslighting Narcissism? The popular use of the term “gaslighting” goes back to the early 1950s. But amazingly, this word was only added to the Oxford English Dictionary in

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6 Ways to Spot a Narcissistic Wife and 5 Ways to Deal With Her

The Perils of Having a Narcissistic Wife Therapists are only supposed to engage in self-disclosure if it serves the treatment plan for the client. I see no reason to have a different standard for this

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Unsupportive Spouse Depression

Unsupportive Spouse Depression Believing that you have an unsupportive Spouse has been identified as a primary source of Depression. New research shows that partners who believe that they have unsupportive

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The 1 Issue That Defines a Covert Narcissist Marriage

Are You Bogged Down in a Covert Narcissist Marriage? The Covert Narcissist Marriage is not like other narcissistic marital dynamics. We don’t tend to see the flamboyant attention seeking, charisma

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The Covert Narcissist Husband…5 Tell-Tale Signs

The Clinical Covert Narcissist Husband Revised on 10/16/20. What is a Covert Narcissist Husband? In this post, I’ll describe both the 5 traits of a severe covert narcissist as well as subtypes and

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7 Ways Your Depressed Husband Shows Up In Couples Therapy

Your Depressed Husband and Couples Therapy Revised 12/19/2019 We have been studying men like your depressed husband in couples therapy for more than twenty years. Many researchers now believe that these

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Addictions and Marital Conflict…3 Addictions that Spell Trouble for Men

Addictions and Marital Conflict Addiction and marital conflict are an inexhaustible subject. Recent survey research by Northrup, Schwartz & Witte (2012) was cited by Gottman as a particularly rigorous

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18 Ways You Cope if You Were Abused as a Child

If you were abused as a child, you may have Developmental Trauma. Here are 18 behaviors you may engage in that your partner might find puzzling, annoying, or downright strange. If you or your spouse

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