Emotional Health Tips

Starting Over in Your 60s – After Your Husband Dies

Starting Over in Your 60s – After Your Husband Dies

These tips for starting over when you’re over 60 won’t solve all the problems that arise when your husband dies, but they’ll help you see you’re not alone. You were part of a couple for so long, and now he’s gone. How do you start over when you’re 60 years old and have depended on […]

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Does Psychotherapy Work? 3 Tips for Analyzing Your Psychotherapist

Does Psychotherapy Work? 3 Tips for Analyzing Your Psychotherapist

Written by on May 9, 2012 in Emotional Health Tips, Psychology Tips with 6 Comments

For psychotherapy to work, you have to choose the right psychotherapist. These tips will help you analyze your therapist before jumping into weeks or years of expensive counseling. “Soon after I became a psychotherapist, I realized I could not become the type of therapist my schooling had trained me to become,” writes Manhattan-based therapist Jonathan […]

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How to Stop Hating Yourself

How to Stop Hating Yourself

Do you hate yourself for the things you’ve done? Maybe you feel like Judas – someone who betrayed his best friend for a few pieces of silver. You’re not alone. I’m an expert in self-hatred. When I read my old diaries from when I was 11 – 30 years ago! – I’m shocked that I […]

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Are You Stuck in the Past? Getting Unstuck With EMDR Therapy

Written by on April 10, 2012 in Emotional Health Tips, Psychology Tips with 0 Comments

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) helps people who feel stuck in the past, like they’re making the same mistakes over and over. The foundation of this therapy is unprocessed memories, which cause negative emotions and reactions in the present moment. “EMDR therapy targets the unprocessed memories that contain the negative emotions, sensations, and beliefs,” […]

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What is SAD? Symptoms of Seasonal Affective Depression

What is SAD? Symptoms of Seasonal Affective Depression

Written by on October 16, 2011 in Emotional Health Tips, Happiness Tips, Psychology Tips with 2 Comments

This description of what SAD is includes the most common symptoms of Seasonal Affective Depression (which is what SAD is!), plus several tips for treating this type of depression. “Long nights and cold weather days are upon us which means the ‘winter blues’ could be setting in,” says Oz Garcia, Ph.D., co-author of Redesigning 50: The […]

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How to Handle Relatives Who Get Drunk at Family Gatherings

How to Handle Relatives Who Get Drunk at Family Gatherings

Written by on August 29, 2011 in Emotional Health Tips, Family Tips, Psychology Tips with 0 Comments

Do your relatives drink too much and get intoxicated at family gatherings? These tips are long-term strategies for coping with addicted family members. They’re inspired by a reader who is fed up with her alcoholic relatives… “I have a few family members who are alcoholics but, none of them will admit it!” says J. on […]

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How to Handle Problems With Your Mother

How to Handle Problems With Your Mother

What’s up with the mother problems? Every question I get lately seems to be about handling problems with mothers, or moms being mean, insane, or prejudiced. Here are some solutions to four different problems readers have with their moms, ranging from money thefts to cold, loveless childhoods. First, check this quip out: “Family quarrels are […]

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Should You Visit In-Laws and Family Members Who Are Hurtful?

Should You Visit In-Laws and Family Members Who Are Hurtful?

Written by on August 23, 2011 in Emotional Health Tips, Family Tips, Psychology Tips with 7 Comments

A reader asked if she should visit her in-laws even though she despises them. Yep! These tips on how to visit in-laws and family members who are hurtful are inspired by her comments… “Should I continue to go to my in-laws’ family events at their home, for my husband’s and daughter’s sake, even though I […]

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You and Your Mother Can’t Be Friends? How to Live in Peace

You and Your Mother Can’t Be Friends? How to Live in Peace

What do you do when you can’t be in the same room as your mom, much less be friends? Here are a few tips on coping with a mother who is moody and unpredictable. “I’m 45 lost my job 18 months ago; and until May, struggled along as best I could,” says P. on Questions […]

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How to Help Your Boyfriend When His Parent Dies

How to Help Your Boyfriend When His Parent Dies

When your boyfriend’s mom or dad dies, he may feel lost, helpless, and bewildered. Here are some of the best ways to help when your boyfriend’s parent dies unexpectedly or after a long illness. These tips are inspired by two readers, both of whom are in long distance relationships. “My boyfriend just lost his mother, […]

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