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Feeling a Loved One’s Pain – Drama or Reality?

Feeling a Loved One’s Pain – Drama or Reality?

When people report feeling the pain of a loved one, is it solely a romantic or dramatic exclamation or does it actually reflect an authentic physiological reaction supported by scientific findings? For centuries, romantic stories, ballads, [...]

The Human Fascination with Winning the Lottery

The Human Fascination with Winning the Lottery

It is a natural human instinct to want to be a winner. Being a lottery winner helps one not only become enormously wealthy and feel uniquely blessed as a “special individual”, it also leads one to [...]

Maintaining Compassion During Another’s Distress

Maintaining Compassion During Another’s Distress

Those who veer from standard behavior are likely to arouse bewilderment, fear and criticism by observers. Any unanticipated conduct by another driver, passenger, colleague or acquaintance that destabilizes us and evokes fear, anger or unrighteousness, will [...]

How to Better Understand Yourself and Others

How to Better Understand Yourself and Others

Most people proclaim to know themselves quite well and to understand their needs, emotions, behaviors and motivations. Yet, at times they say, “I don’t know what I was thinking, what my motivation was or what possessed [...]

Three Essential Traits for a Solid Union

Three Essential Traits for a Solid Union

Psychologists, researchers, therapists, mental health professionals and others have sought to identify the essential emotions and behaviors necessary for creating a secure and healthy love relationship. Many theories have evolved and studies conducted to decipher the [...]

Maintaining compassion during another’s distress

Maintaining compassion during another’s distress

Those who veer from standard behavior are likely to arouse bewilderment, fear and criticism by observers. Any unanticipated conduct by another driver, passenger, colleague or acquaintance that destabilizes us and evokes fear, anger or unrighteousness, will [...]

What’s the Truth About Lying in a Marriage

What’s the Truth About Lying in a Marriage

The dictionary definition of lying is “To speak falsely or utter untruth knowingly as with intent to deceive, to express what is false or convey a false impression.” It is an option available to all individuals [...]

The Quest for a Mate’s Approval

The Quest for a Mate’s Approval

One of the great benefits of a committed relationship is the security of being loved, accepted and cherished by our mate. The knowledge that our bond is safe, secure and love-based keeps us contented and emotionally [...]