Managing Feelings'

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 [...]

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 [...]

Neutralizing Arguments in Relationships

Neutralizing Arguments in Relationships

It is not uncommon for many couples to find themselves in adversarial positions in discussing issues of concern to one or both of them. The desire for need fulfillment, personal validation and reaffirmation of our mate’s [...]

Is Human Behavior Elective or Pre-determined?

Is Human Behavior Elective or Pre-determined?

Recent news of violence by policemen re-sparked the discussions of the appropriateness of authority figures’ conduct. The courts will ultimately determine these questions on a case-by-case basis. Is there an overriding perspective that can best guide [...]

Dealing With Adult Separation Anxiety

Dealing With Adult Separation Anxiety

Separation anxiety in children commonly occurs when a baby or young child is separated from his/her mother, father or other significant attachment figure. The overwhelmed child’s panic reaction and heart-wrenching cries must be understood as an [...]

How to Deal With Unkind Comments

How to Deal With Unkind Comments

Most people encounter at least some uncomfortable, hurtful or rude responses from others, such as their parents, siblings, friends, strangers, spouses or even their children who may utter insensitive or callous words. Feeling hurt, discounted, disrespected [...]

The Joys and Pains of Flirting

The Joys and Pains of Flirting

Flirting is a tantalizing shared behavior between two individuals who are attracted to each other. It is the dance of playful actions and words that are used to convey emotional and physical interest and express mutual [...]

Knowing When to Trust Others

Knowing When to Trust Others

The need to know whether or not to trust others is basic to our safety and security. In business, friendship or love, the capacity to differentiate sincerity from falsehood is essential to making effective life choices. [...]