What a Relationship With a
Parent Reveals About a Partner
A person's parental relationship may help
how they view their partner.
How to Help a Child Who
When a child withdraws and refuses to talk, it
is exasperating for a parent.
"I'm Sorry That You Feel That Way" and Other
Subtleties of Gaslighting
Why non-apologies do more harm than good.
How Emotional Neglect From Childhood Can Hold
Learning you matter, and taking back your voice.
Why Kids Are Suffering
Recognizing structural causes could help us help
13 Things the Most
Confident People Don't Do
The Keys to Understanding High-Functioning
The 3 most common causes of dysthymia, and 3
7 Hurts That Never Heal
... and 3 ways to cope.
How Childhood Trauma Can
Trigger Borderline Personality Disorder
Childhood trauma may lead to fast "pace of life"
4 Important Strengths of
Highly Sensitive People
Sensory pleasure, aesthetic sensitivity, and
14 Major Signs of
Depression in Men
... and how to begin a conversation with a man
you care about.
5 Surprising Strengths of
the Emotionally Neglected
Cats See Things That Are
Research shows that they like to sit
in illusory boxes.
7 Things an Unloved Daughter Longs for as an
Why Mattering Is So Important to Our Mental Health
New research on "anti-mattering" and overcoming
3 Things Too Many People Don't Understand About Cats
8 Ways Parents Sabotage Conversations with Adult
6 Things Mentally Healthy, Resilient People Do
How Losing a Parent Affects Young Children
10 Anxious Behaviors That May Actually Be Trauma
Unloved Daughters and the Struggle to Recognize Cruelty
Recognition often needs to be sparked by a third party.
How Rejection Leads to Depression, and Vice Versa
Challenging one's beliefs could limit depression's
Why Some People Can't Tell That You're Being Authentic
Who's being real? You just can't be sure.
An Unusual, Overlooked Sign of Depression
Stimulation-seeking and missed diagnoses.
Why It's OK to Like Yourself a Little More
... and to keep company with those who also feel good
Of the 15,000 Reasons to Stick With a Relationship,
Only These Two Matter
The availability of an alternative can drive a decision
3 Ways to Make the Most of Every Day
3. Disrupt your weekly patterns.
2 Ways to Make a Cat Happier
Getting tuned in to their individual personality and
Who Will You Be in 10 Years? Not Who You Expect.
... and understanding that can benefit us.
Why Teens Stop Listening to Their Parents
The teenage brain appears programmed to seek new voices.
10 Ways to Stop Ruminating
8. Identify your triggers.
The Psychology of Feeling Unloved
Would you rather have love, or everything else?
How to Live a Psychologically Rich Life
Never limiting yourself to the comforts of what you
Why Some People See Ghosts While Others Never Do
Personality, cognitive style, and personal background
all play a role.
36 Questions Everyone Should Ask Themselves
8. Does the "you" that you present to the world match
who you really are?
3 Beliefs About Happiness That Are Making People Unhappy
... and how to achieve more rational satisfaction.
Why Emotional Neglect Leaves People Feeling Flawed
... and 4 steps to begin healing.
7 Ways to Stop Overreacting to Stress
5. Acknowledge factors outside of yourself.
5 Reasons Why a Partner Might Withdraw
4. The reemergence of past trauma.
The Surprising Benefit of Helping Someone in Distress
The rewards of active other-regulation.
4 Troubling Signs of Perfectionism
4; Analysis paralysis
3 Reasons Why It's So Hard to Ask for Help
1. We don't want to be a burden
How Trauma, Loss, and Anxiety Can Lead to Transformative
"There is no important reality other than inner
~ and ~
Why a Psychologist Who Fled Ukraine Believes
"What Is Yours Cannot Be Lost"
"PTSD is like a bomb which will destroy everything from
How to Keep Anxiety From Spiraling Out of Control
Anxiety should not be something to fear.
6 Dysfunctional Family Roles and Their Characteristics
Why Families Need to Stop Ignoring Sibling Rivalry
"I thought this was how all brothers were."
3 Questions to Help You Understand Life Better
2 What felt overwhelming when you first tried it, but
now feels routine?
How to Stop Your Mind When It Spins Out of Control
8 critical steps to ease anxiety.
10 Characteristics of Mentally Healthy People
1. they can be happy for others, even when facing their
Therapists Open Up About Their Toughest Cases
"I actually said, 'Sit down right now and shut up!'"
How Childhood Trauma Saps Joy and the Ability to Cope
A bad childhood prevents us from developing a healthy
7 Elements of the Psychopathic Personality
5 A constant need for stimulation
8 Things Not to Say to People Who Are Estranged from a
What people with great or good-enough parents need to
The Role of Childhood Emotional Neglect in Borderline
Pushing feelings down, then punishing oneself when they
How a Sex Cult Survivor Learned to Own Her Own
Developing boundaries to recover from cult
15 Signs You're Dealing With A Narcissist, From
5 Questions Emotionally Intelligent People Would
2 "So when are you having kids?"
A New Way of Treating Depression, Anxiety, and
A new functional model of emotional disorders.
7 Ways to Deal With High-Conflict People
5. Distance and doses.
Trauma Recovery Doesn't Have a Timeline --- and
8 Insidious Ways Narcissists Try to Control You
How to sidestep narcissistic manipulation and
5 Ways We Can Experience Emotional Neglect
4. Incomplete quality of love.
Doom Spiral: When Negative Thoughts Get Out of Control
The roots and the risk of "chatter".
~ and, part two ~
Doom Spiral: What to Do if Your Inner Voice Gees Too Far
A new book reveals evidence-based principles supporting
4 Signs That a Parent Is Emotionally Immature
2. They never take responsibility.
The 4 Core Rules of Successful Conversations
Quantity, quality, manner, and relation.
6 Signs of Mistrust/Abuse Schema
Is it hard for you to trust people you know you can?
~ also ~
Early Maladaptive Schemas (18)
~ and ~
Find the "DNA" of Your Personality
18 schemas to help you know yourself and change your
10 Things You Shouldn't Do to Your Cat
For starters, don't scare them.
Do Our Cats Actually Like Us?
With those they decide they can trust, slow blinking and
What Psychology Is Getting Wrong About Narcissism
New research points to missing pieces in our
8 Reasons Why One Strategy Is So Effective at Preventing
Empowerment, connection, openness, and more.
3 Challenges for Kids Whose Parents Lack Emotional
2. They don't learn how to talk about, or control, their
4 Ways People Cross the Line From Sharing to "Trauma
What to consider before disclosing past Trauma.
The 3 Types of Narcissists
Not all narcissists are angry; some are quite nice, to
Do You Have a Burnout-Prone Personality?
Rest, or stepping away, can delay burnout but not
2 Things Not to Say to Someone Who's Depressed
It's not easy to just cheer up, so don't suggest that it
4 Types of Gaslighting in Families
1. The double bind.
10 Things to Remember When Your Partner Triggers You
2. No one can read your mind.
10 Things Not to Say to Trauma Survivors
10. "Why didn't you tell me sooner?"
6 Signs of Childhood Emotional Neglect in a Loved One
1. They never talk about themselves.
9 Signs of Childhood Emotional Neglect, and 3 Ways to
The absence of emotional support in
childhood can be damaging and long-lasting.
The 6 Things Kids Actually Need From Their Parents
1. Secure relationships.
3 Things Emotionally Intelligent Parents Do
2. They listen instead of lecturing.
Where Toxic Shame Comes From and How to Work Through It