Relationship Dependence: I’m Okay if You’re Okay, “The Pact”

Relationship Dependency: “I’m Okay if You’re Okay” The Pact by Jodi Picoult Part One What I’m Reading . . .  **This article is not a standard review of the book but a discussion of how the story weaves in lessons in psychology and behavior. The Pact tells the story of a teen couple, Christopher …

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How Does Your Birth Order Position Affect Your Life Now? Spoiler Alert Post!

How Does Your Birth Order Position Affect Your Life Now?  Spoiler Alert Post! As part of the series on birth order and how your sibling position contributes to whether you are living a life of havoc or a life of fame and fortune–the next entry will provide a list of …

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Ask a Psychologist: Married with Friends

Nickel Therapy, Ask a Psychologist **“Why Nickel Therapy” is background for this article. The Case of “Married with Friends” Dear Dr. DeShong: I’ve been married over twenty years. I love my husband and ours is the most important relationship in my life. Still when I need to talk about something …

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Why “Nickel Therapy, Ask a Psychologist?”

Why “Nickel Therapy, Ask a Psychologist?” Why have I added the Ask a Psychologist Page? When I was a skinny (not in a good way–in a ‘frizzy head’s too big for my body sort of way) and weird seventh grader, shy to the point of panic–I read a sentence in …

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Me? Host Thanksgiving? You’ve got to be crazy! . . . Siblings

Me?  Host Thanksgiving?  You’ve got to be crazy! Stress and Sibling Position The importance of sibling position didn’t really come up in our family until the Thanksgiving my older sister had reasons she couldn’t host the big meal. She announced this alteration to life’s grand plan at a Sunday dinner in …

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More on the Marrying a Divorced Person

ANXIETY and LOVE ADDICTION   Question:“I am engaged to a man who has been married three times . . . Our relationship began during his third marriage and he met his second wife while he was in his first marriage. He says I’m different than the other women, that he loves me …

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Psychology for Dummies: Basing Decisions on Emotional Pressure

New Posting on “Psychology for Dummies” Page. The affects of anxiety run amok on relationships, physical health, healthy habits and more. Why you keep making the same mistakes in relationships.

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