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OCD-A Daily Struggle

hat’s easier said than done when you struggle with obsessive thoughts (OCD). I am not sure how long I have struggled with obsessive thinking. However, I only became aware of this struggle about seven months ago when the thinking patterns became evident. As soon as one obsessive thought was “dealt with” the other one would emerge almost instantaneously. […] Continue reading

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6 Ways to Help a Depressed Person Cope

So many articles feature how to deal with depression and are written to the person who is depressed. However, I thought I’d write something to the people who have a relationship with a person who is suffering from depression. Continue reading

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Caring for Aging Parents

Caring for elderly parents also can threaten the emotional health of caregivers and their families. Being the “parent of your parent” can unlock your family’s hidden dysfunctions — “You were always Mom’s favorite!” — and reopen old sibling rivalries and conflicts: “You’re trying to kill our father!” […] Continue reading

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Feeling Alone During the Holidays

When people are struggling they seem to perceive their situation as worse during the holiday season. We expect our holiday to be perfect and when it isn’t we are very disappointed if not depressed. How can we avoid this?[…] Continue reading

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Social Anxiety Disorder

People with social anxiety disorder suffer from distorted thinking, including false beliefs about social situations and the negative opinions of others. Without treatment, social anxiety disorder can negatively interfere with the person’s normal daily routine, including school, work, social activities, and relationships.[…] Continue reading

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8 Ways to Start Over After Losing Your Job

How do we help others or ourselves when there is a need to begin again, following a tragedy, major loss or failure? After discussing this informally with a few friends who have been released from local jobs I have learned all recognize the need to grieve.[…] Continue reading

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10 Ways to De-Stress Your College Life

I was speaking with an old college friend the other day who was talking about her daughter going off to college for the first time and how she was worried about her. Her daughter was afraid of how she would do in school and if she would have a social life. I hear so many stories about how college freshman are so stressed out during their first year of school and struggle with balancing school and living on their own. Many end up moving back home because it is too difficult.[…] Continue reading

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