Overcoming “Mental Illness”

Overcoming mental illness may be started best by no longer thinking of it as "mental illness." Or "disease," or a "sickness." In the world of marriage and parenting, it's important to think how you will deal with certain problems. If your spouse or child seems to...

How Anxiety Affects Marriage

Do you think anxiety gets in your way? Research finds that you are right. Anxiety -- paradoxically -- leads people to marry more readily than those without it, and (unfortunately) to divorce more readily, too, because of greater marital dissatisfaction. What's more,...

What To Do With Your Child’s Anger

I was rereading a therapy magazine from 1999 -- so the problems were full-blown even back then-- and it related the following: In a difference of opinion between a child and her mother who wanted the TV shut off, as the mother's demand became stronger, the child...

What’s Wrong With Anger Management?

      Let's say you were an alcoholic. Would it be better to be what the people in AA programs often call a "dry drunk," i.e., someone who isn't drinking but is white-knuckling it the whole time, or, on the other hand, someone who actually doesn't even think about...

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