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"Unearned Guilt" Syndrome

Do you suffer from "Unearned Guilt" Syndrome? - A short interview with Dr. Steve Orma

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Abandoned by Mom

How will my son's schooling be effected by being abandoned by his mother?

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Abandoned Family

Will my wife's abandoning my son and me effect his school performance?

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Abandoned Mom

My kids shun me due to the influence of my con-man ex husband.

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Abuse by Boyfriend

My boyfriend hits, chokes, and insults me.

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Abuse by Father

Should I turn my son in to child protective services?

Mom angry shouting and ignored by frusrtated unhappy daughter

Abusing the Abuser

My granddaughter severly abuses her abusive parents.

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Abusive ex.

My ex husband psychologically abuses me.

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Activism

How to take the first steps to become active for your favorite cause. A short interview with activist Lin Zinser

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Activism

How to engage in effective intellectual activism - a short interview with activist Lin Zinser

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Activist, Becoming an

How to take the first steps in becoming an activist - a short interview with activist Lin Zinser.

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Addiction, compulsion, habit

Why do I feel compelled to tell others about my porn addiction in graphic detail?

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ADHD

Does my son have ADHD?

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ADHD

How accurate is an internet test I took that says I have AHHD?

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Affair With Friend

How do I deal with my husband's emotional internet affair?

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Afraid to Drive

I am afraid to drive at age 80.

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After Combat, What Next?

What a soldier experiences after returning home from war - a short interview with Adjustment Counselor Jay White.

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Age Difference in Romance

I can't think clearly about my new romance due to the stress from my divorce.

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Age Gap Romance

My sister is in love with a questionable man 20 years older.

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Alcoholic Husband

My husband is wonderful but drinks 2 large bottles of vodka a day and hides it.

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Alzheimer's 

A second opinion showed my husband's Alzheimer's diagnosis was wrong.

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Am I Nasty?

I get nasty with people without realizing it.

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Ambition

I want to make up for my unambitious early years.

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Anger

I'm twelve and get very angry over small things.

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Anger

Why do I hate my family?

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Anger

(starts at 6m 40s) My new anger is getting out of hand.

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Anger

Why does my ex continue to hate and torment me?

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Anger

I need help dealing with my anger.

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Anger

Why do certain common sounds make me angry?

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Anger - Causeless

I hate people and want everyone to die.

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Anger at Girlfriend

Help me stop hurting my girlfriend when I get angry

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Anger at Infidelity

I can't get past my anger at my husband for being unfaithful.

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Anger at Kids

How can I control my unjustified anger against my kids?

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Anger at Lies

I am so angry about my wife's pre-marriage lies concerning her health

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Anger at Mom

Why do I feel so angry at my invalid mom?

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Anger Pretending

I am an actor and need to understand how to act angry.

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Anger With Family

I have a problem controlling my anger.

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Anger-Dealing With

How to deal with stress from when my handicapped wife unjustly attacks me.

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Angry Adult Children

My adult kids have anger issues. Where did I go wrong?

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Angry Child

My three year old has anger problems.

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Anti-Social

My husband is increasingly anti-social.

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Anti-Social

I no longer enjoy being with people. (begins 4minutes 33seconds in)

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Anticipating Death

I am terrified about my husband's illness.

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Anxiety

I want to get off my anxiety meds but I am afraid to.

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Anxiety

(begins 4m41s) I'm so anxious in public that my legs shake. (begins 4m41s)

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Anxiety about Unpleasantness

How to cope with unpleasant issues

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Anxiety and Guilt

My parents don't know that I quit college.

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Anxiety and Nausea

I experience actual nausea whenever I hear a certain song.

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Anxiety in Public

My anxiety drives me nuts, but I don't want to take medication.

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Anxiety Performance Anxiety

I am a singer with a dull stage presence.

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Anxiety when Arguing

Why do I overreact when mom and I argue?

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Anxiety with People

Is my constant avoiding of people social anxiety?

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Anxious About Dating

Overcoming the social anxiety of dating - a short interview with Dr. Steve Orma.

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Anxious About Everything

I am a "chain worrier", moving from one worry to another, and can't stop.

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Anxious and Insecure

(Starts at 5m 48s) My parents' strictness makes me anxious and uncontrollably nervous. (Starts at 5m 48s)

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Apologies

My husband won't apologize when he unintentionally hurts my feelings.

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Arranged Marriage

I am attracted to a woman of higher status than myself.

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Art

(starts at 8m 6s) What I (Dr. Kenner) gain from art. (starts at 8m 6s)

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Attention Deficit Disorder and Work

My Attention Deficit Disorder is effecting my job performance.

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Bad Boss

My boss likes to be boot licked and worshiped.

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Bad Child?

Sometimes a child’s bad behavior is a cry for help. (begins 6 minutes 00 seconds in)

Man can't sleep infidelity guilt

Bad Choices

Your mental health can't escape your lies.

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Bad News

How can I tell my young daughter that her dad died?

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Balanced Life

Finding a balance between work, romance, ad all parts of your life - a short interview with seminar presenter Jean Moroney.

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Betrayed?

Why did my friend turn on me after I helped her repair her marriage?

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Big Brother

I'm an only child and crave to have an older brother.

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Bipolar Child

Is there a cure for my seven year old's bipolar?

Parenting a bisexual boy

Bisexuality

I am devastated because my son just told me he is bisexual.

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Blind Dates

How to get the most out of a blind date - a short interview with Dr. Don Kieffer.

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Blind Dates

(Starts at 6m 58s) Why you might consider blind dates. (Starts at 6m 58s)

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Body Image

Are you ashamed of your body shape? (begins 7minutes 53seconds in)

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Borderline Personality Disorder

I'm depressed and try to hurt myself.

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Bossy Wife

How can I deal with a wife who is an authoritarian parent?

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Career Choice

Some tips on how to decide between several careers.

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Career vs Friendship

Should I focus on moving to advance my career, or stay put to be with my best friend?

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Career vs Mental Health

What problems might I encounter going back to work with schizoaffective disorder?

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Casual Sex

Is true love compatable with casual sex?

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Character

How can I tell if I am being used? (begins at 5 minutes 23 seconds)

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Charity Pros and Cons

When is it proper or not to help someone in need

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Child Abuse - Signs of

How can I help my abused grandkids?

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Child Anger

Daughter of ex alcoholic hurts herself.

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Child Custody Victims

How can I minimize the bad effects on my child of my ex getting part custody?

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Child Discipline

What are some techniques for proper discipline? (part 1 of 2) - a short interview with Teacher/Author Charlotte Cushman.

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Child Discipline

What are some techniques for proper child discipline (part 2 of 2) - a short interview with Teacher/Author Charlotte Cushman.

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Child Management

Three simple child management skills - a short interview with parenting coach Cornelia Lockitch

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Children Dating

Is 10 years old too young for my daughter to have a "boyfriend"?

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Children vs Romance

My boyfriend wants kids but I can't physically have any.

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Clingy Ex.

My husband's ex won't let go after 20 years.

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Cognitive Therapy

What a first session of cognitive therapy is like - a short interview with Dr. Jeff Riggenbach.

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Cognitive Therapy

What is Cognitive Therapy - A short interview with Dr. Jeff Riggenbach.

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Commitment

After 25 years of marriage I want to have an affair.

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Commitment

My boyfriend can't stop being close friends with his ex.

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Commitment - Fear of

I am afraid of long term romantic relationships

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Communicating With Kids

I often lose it with mythree teenagers.

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Communication

I shut down when others talk about their problems.

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Communication Concerns

My wife confessed that she thinks I am overbearing and lack ambition.

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Communication Errors

I come across as selfish and insensitive.

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Communication When Angry

Help! I'm always losing my temper with my wife.

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Communication With Boyfriend

Was I right to slap my boyfriend?

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Communication With Children

How to better understand and enjoy your child - a short interview with parenting coach Cornelia Lockitch.

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Communication With Co-Workers

I am too aggressive with my co-workers

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Communication With Daughter

No one knows why my boyfriend's daughter gives me the cold shoulder.

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Communication With Mother

How can I best communicate with my 90 year old mother who talks continuously and exclusively about her fringe religion?

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Communication With Wife

How can I tell my wife that her son has taboo fantasies?

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Compulsions

My compulsive hair pulling is ruining my social life.

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Concentration

I continuously lose things and my mind drifts.

Wife complaining to husband

Confidence

Dealing with people who love to complain - a short interview with Dr. Andy Bernstein.

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Conflicting Values

I love two men.

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Controlling Co-Worker

My supervisor refuses to deal with my controlling busybody co-worker.

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Controlling Husband

I cant cope with a husband who has a 1950's attitude about parenting and housework.

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Controlling Mom

I wake up crying from my dreams about my abusive controling mom.

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Controlling Wife

My wife tries to get me angry by pushing my buttons.

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Controlling Wife

How can I deal with my controlling wife?

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Courage

The psychological benefit of building courage and integrity by speaking up for your values - a short interview with seminar presenter Lin Zinser

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Courage and Integrity

Building Courage and Integrity by speaking up for your rational values - a short interview with activist Lin Zinser

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Coworker Issues

My coworker's paranoia causes problems for everyone.

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Creepy Dreams

17 Year old girl is angry at and fearful of adults.

Frustrated man can't convince a resistive woman

Criticism

How can I tactfully make suggestions to a sister who makes horrible life style decisions?

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Criticism

I always get teary about things.

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Crying

Why do I cry uncontrollably when I argue with my parents?

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Crying

Why did I cry uncontrollably after my heated verbal fight with a coworker?

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Custody Issue

Grandma wants to let her son raise his own kids despite count ruling.

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Cyber Stalking

My internet romance turned into bizarre stalking.

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Dating

The wonderful value of experiencing romance, even if your partner decides to end it.

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Dating

Some ways to meet potential dates - a short interview with Dr. Don Kieffer.

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Dating

How can I ask out a girl whom I know has a boyfriend. (Begins at 3 minutes 58 seconds)

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Dating

I'm dating an older woman and there is a lot of friction.

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Dating

I have a hard time approaching women.

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Dating

1-Is it ok to ask my boyfriend to move to my state? 2-Is there a problem if I make more money than my boyfriend?

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Dating After Divorce

How long should I wait to date after breaking up with my child's mom?

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Dating After Divorce

How can I want to date again after leaving an abusive relationship?

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Dating Failure

Why do I never get a second date?

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Dating Gatekeepers

Adult woman has to sneak away from mom in order to date boyfriend.

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Dating Nervousness

How can I better approach women?

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Dating Reluctance

My son was romantically hurt and won't date anymore.

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Dating While Parenting

How old should my son be before I start dating again?

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Dealing With Doubt

How should I deal with small nagging doubts I have about my girlfriend?

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Dealing with Failure

Don't let setbacks or failures lower your future goals - a short interview with Dr. Judy Vanraalte.

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Death Pre-Occupation

My young dad is pre-occupied with death and obituaries.

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Decisions

My sister-in-law can't deal with changes in her routine or make decisions.

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Depression

My depression is ruining my romance.

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depression

1-Art can boost or crush your spirit. 2-What can I do to regain the happiness of my youth?

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Depression

What is the best type of therapy for depression?

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Depression and Guilt

This girl's depression is due to her swimming in unearned guilt.

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Depression from Illness

I am depressed from the limits of my Cerebral Palsy.

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Depression Meds

What can I do to get off my depression medication?

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Detachment

My husband regularly feels like he goes into a different world.

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Differences

My girlfriend is not at all as intimate as I am.

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Discipline

To spank or spoil - a new perspective on parenting - a short interview with parenting coach Cornelia Lockitch.

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Disciplining the Mentally Handicapped

My mentally delayed temper tantrumed daughter wants me to pay for an apartment.

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Dishonest Divorcé

My abusive ex spoils and manipulates my son to dislike me.

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Dishonest Girlfriend

My girlfriend told a major lie.

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Divorce

Should I leave a partner whose self guilt is ruining our relationship?

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Divorce

How do I tell my husband that I no longer love him?

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Divorce

Should I stay with my druggy lying partner?

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Divorce

How can I decide if I should stay with my wife of many years?

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Divorce - Should I?

My wife is mentally and physically abusive.

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Divorce and Justice

I gave up my career for a man who wants a divorce.

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Divorce, How to

How to back out of a marriage with an obese wife.

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Divorce, Should I?

Should I stay with a husband who has both good and bad points?

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Divorce- When to

Should I get a divorce after wife's third DWI?

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Divorced and Looking

I'm newly divorced, want to meet women, but are unsure.

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Divorced vs Un-divorce?

Should I get back together with an ex whom I worship?

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Dog Hatred

I love animals but why do I hope my husband's dog gets hit by a car?

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Doubtful Romance

Is my boyfriend a pedophile?

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Doubting my Choice

I am engaged but have feelings for another man.

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Drug Recovery

How can I help my friend who has turned to drugs?

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Elder Care Issues

My mom is getting too psychologically dependent on me.

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Emotional Repression

My now emotionally repressed husband blames himself for my being raped.

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Emotional Repression

I am trying to conquer my emotional repression by being over emotional.

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Emotionally Distanced Dad

Why does my step daughter's abusive dad never call her by her name?

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Emotions

How can I deal with the emotions from my separation from my husband?

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Emotions

My friend has a fear of expressing emotion.

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Emotions, Causes of

What could be some causes for my depression?

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Engagement Fraud

My fiance of six years keeps delaying a wedding.

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Equality in Romance

Romantic Equality (begins at 4 minutes 30 seconds)

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Eroticism

What does it mean that my wife has erotic dreams?

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Evaluating risk

I experience fear and anxiety from reading my medication warnings.

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Evasion

God will forgive my husband for a murder he committed.

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Evil Spirits

My fun boyfriend has a big problem - he thinks he is controlled by evil energy ghosts.

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Failure

How can failure contribute to happiness - A short interview with Dr. Eric Daniels.

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Faked Love

I do not find my nice husband attractive.

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Family

My boyfriend won't let me see my family.

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Family Dynamics

My husband favors my daughter over me.

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Family Dynamics

My son is good but my spoiled daughter favors my husband over me.

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Fantasy

My friend can't tell the difference between dreams and reality

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Fantasy

My boyfriend fantasizes about other women.

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Fear

All day, alI I can think about is my death

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Fear of Dying

For two years I have had many thoughts about dying.

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Feelings vs Thinking

Making healthy decisions based on analyzed vs. unanalyzed emotions - a short interview with Dr. Steve Orma.

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Finding a Career

I can't decide on a career.

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Finding Happiness

Where can I go to learn how to find genuine happiness?

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First Child

I'm crushed that I won't be able to give my fiance his first child.

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Forced Sharing

1-How to say no to a child 2- Forced sharing - a short interview with Teacher/Author Charlotte Cushman.

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Forgiveness

Should I forgive my grandfather and my family for abusing me?

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Forgiving Infidelity

If, when, and how to forgive or apologize when a partner has been unfaithful - a short interview with Dr. Tara Smith

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Friendship

I'm anxious because I think my friend is avoiding me.

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Friendship Ruined

How can I repair a relationship I ruined with my best friend?

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Generosity

Should I toss my useless adult son out of my house?

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Genital Deformity

How do I tell my girlfriend that I have a physical deformity?

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Goal Setting

How to control your mind so you can reach your goals - a short interview with presenter Jean Moroney.

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Good looks

My girlfriend is perfect but I dislike her looks.

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grief

How to regain happiness after loss of son, husband, and health.

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Grief

I can't deal with the death of my violent brother whom I loved and hated.

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Grief

Is terrible sadness normal after my perfect husband of 20 years died?

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Grief

Is evasion of an issue always bad?

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Grief

My aging friend lost her first and only love.

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Grief and Music

I fear that my bad romance will ruin the music I love.

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Guilt - Unearned

Do you suffer from "unearned guilt" syndrome?

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Habits

Why do I habitually do strange things?

Alcoholic woman trying to be happy

Happiness

1-What happiness is and is not. 2-Why am I not happy unless I drink?

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happiness

Does happiness depend on what your deepest beliefs are? - A short interview with Dr. Jeff Riggenbach

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Happiness

Why don't I want or try to be happy?

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Happiness - Obstacles to

What gets in the way of happiness? (starts at 4minutes 40seconds)

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Happiness and Money

Can money buy happiness? A short interview with Dr. Tara Smith

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Happiness Clarified

What exactly is happiness? A short interview with Dr.Tara Smith

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Happiness requires . . .

Does happiness require self-sacrifice, or moral ambitiousness?

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Hard Decisions

My boyfriend can't stop being friends with his ex.

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Hateful Son

Why does my 21 year old angry son hate me?

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Heart vs Brain

Thinking and feelings - allies not enemies - a short interview with seminar presenter Jean Moroney.

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Honesty

Help me stop lying to my wife about my innocent self-pleasuring.

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Honesty and Communication

Everyone lies, so why does my partner object to my lying?

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Impotence

My wife thinks my inability to "perform" is because I don't like her any more.

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Impotency

My wife demands we have a child I can't produce.

Dad tickling child on chest

Inappropriate Behavior

My husband uses sexual slang around our young kids and pinches them inappropriately

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Indepencence

The importance of encouraging your child's independence - a short interview with parenting coach Cornelia Lockitch

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independence

My psychologist constantly gives me mixed advice.

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Independence

I am pre-occupied with what others think of me.

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Independence

My girlfriend thinks I should constantly be giving her money.

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Independence

My religious parents try too hard to push it on me.

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Independence

Loss of independence as you age (begins 7minutes 47seconds in)

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Independence

Physical vs. intellectual independence; both are necessary for happiness.

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Independence

How can I tell my aunt to stop being a busybody?

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Independence from Kids

My adult kids abuse me.

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Independent Children

How to raise your child to be independent - a short interview with parenting coach Cornelia Lockitch.

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Infidelity

What should I due since my wife was unfaithful?

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Infidelity

Six ways I processed my husband's infidelity.

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Infidelity

I think my wife is having an affair.

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Infidelity

How do I cope with the discovery that my wife loves someone else?

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Infidelity

Evading the evidence that a spouse is unfaithful (begins exactly at 8 minutes)

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Infidelity

What is an "affair" and why are they so tempting? A short interview with Dr. Tiffany Kisler.

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Infidelity - Causes

Some causes of infidelity - a short interview with Dr. Tiffany Kisler

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Infidelity and Newlyweds

I am newlywed, pregnant, and my husband cheats.

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Infidelity Damage Control

Controlling the damage when one partner has an affair - a short interview with Dr. Tiffany Kisler.

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Infidelity On Line

I am remorseful for cheating but can't get her out of my mind.

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Infidelity Recovery

Controlling the damage from an affair - a short interview with Dr. Tifany Kisler.

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Infidelity? Repairs.

How do you rebuild your relationship if you discover your partner had an affair? A short interview with Dr. Tiffani Kisler.

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Insecurity

This bright 13 year old crys a lot and has many phobias.

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Integrity

How can I make up for reading my friend's diary?

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Intellectual Activism

How to take the first steps in defending your ideas - a short interview with activist Lin Zinser

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Intellectual Confidence

How to engage in effective intellectual activism.

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Internet Romance

I have a crush on my internet therapist.

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Intimacy

Setting realistic expectations for what a healthy sexual relationship is like - a short interview with Dr. Barry McCarthy

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Intimacy Disinterest

My girlfriend lost interest in the romantic part of our relationship.

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Intimacy Obstacles

Some obstacles to sexual satisfaction, and some cures - a short interview with Dr. Tiffany Kisler

happy middle aged couple in love

Intimacy Tips

Preserve your romantic intimacy by using these communication tips, a short interview with Dr. Tiffany Kisler

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Intimacy vs Health

Senior couple wants intimacy but can't due to health.

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Irresponsible Daughter

Am I enabling my irresponsible daughter by protecting her from her every mistake?

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Jealousy

How can I deal with my jealousy?

Jealous man watches girlfriend who flirts with another man

Jealousy

I have become a mean jealous angry person.

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Jealousy

I've ruined five marriages due to my demonic jealousy.

Nervous man in formal wear looking at boss writing on clipboard during job review

Job Loss

Losing my job has destroyed my personality.

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Job Search

How to deal with job interview questions after my divorce and bankruptcy

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Judging Character

How can I choose between my two friends who hate each other?

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Judging Others

The consequences of refusing to judge others - a short interview with Dr. Tara Smith.

toggle switch up is reward the good people down is punish the bad people

Justice

Which is more important in dispensing justice - rewards or punishments? - a short interview with Dr. Tara Smith.

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Justice

Why some people don't want you to pass judgment on others - a short interview with Dr. Andy Bernstein

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Justice

My fiancé won't stop his toxic daughter from ruining my desire to marry him.

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Justice

I get angry at rude disrespectful co-workers whom do not appreciate my hard work. (Begins at 5minutes 13 seconds)

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Justice

My family shuns me because I identified a family thief.

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Kids and Sports

Tips for helping your kids (and yourself) enjoy sports and learn life skills - a short interview with Dr. Judy Vanraalte.

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Kids Sports

Tips for helping your kids (and yourself) enjoy sports and learn life skills - a short interview with Dr. Judy Vanraalte.

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Kids vs. Romance

I have to choose between my kids and my girlfriend.

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Lazy Husband

My husband does not help around the house.

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Learning From Experience

How to learn to learn from experience - A short interview with seminar presenter Jean Moroney

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Learning From Experience

A great way to learn: experience - a short interview with seminar presenter Jean Moroney.

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Learning From Mistakes

Experience as a great source for learning - a short interview with seminar presenter Jean Moroney

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Life Balance

Finding a balance between work, romance, and all parts of your life - a short interview with seminar presenter Jean Moroney.

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Loneliness

I can't make any friends after my wife died.

lonely anxious shy male student

Loneliness

I’ve never had a romantic relationship.

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Loneliness

I'm lonely since I moved to a new area, even though I don't miss my friends.

Caring for poor old sick dog

Loss of a Pet

I am tortured with the knowledge that my dog will soon die.

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Lost Love

Should I stay with my unfaithful wife only for the sake of my kids?

Happy father reading to happy son

Managing Behavoir

Three simple child management skills - a short interview with teacher Cornelia Lockitch

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Manic Depression

What is the difference between depression and manic depression?

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Massage

How massage can help you learn more about your partner and enhance your relationship - a short interview with Counselor Gretchen Mason

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Massage Barriers

Some psychological barriers to getting a massage - a short interview with Dr Gretchen Mason

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Meditation

What are your thoughts about meditation?

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Memory Loss

I am only 16 but am afraid I am losing my memory.

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Mental Block

It takes me hours to express what should take seconds.

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Mental Infidelity

A married woman has super hots for a married man.

Father reading with his young son

Mental Self Control

How to control your mind so you can reach your parenting goals - A short interview with seminar presenter Jean Moroney.

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Miscarriage

Why is my miscarriage causing my emotions to yo-yo up and down?

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Mom vs. Stepmom

My ex’s new wife wants custody of my kids! (Starts at 6 minutes 10 seconds)

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Money and Happiness

Why do so many people feel guilty spending their hard earned money on themselves? A short interview with Dr. Tara Smith

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Money and Romance

My boyfriend refuses to discuss his spendthrift ways

text - money can buy happiness

Money as Virtuous

Money: The Root of all Evil or The Root of Human Flourishing?

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Moods

What can I do about my PTSD and being bipolar?

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Motivation

How to stay motivated in sports and in life - a short interview with Dr. Judy VanRaalte

Sad older man looking lonely and distant

My Increasing Dementia

How can I enjoy my remaining short life?

young girl with blank expression

My Indifferent Mom

Is my empty feeling due to not bonding with my mom?

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Mysterious Break-Up

My ex won't tell me why she broke up with me.

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Mysterious Coworker

Should I worry about a co-worker who never talks about their outside life?

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Mysterious Emotions

Why am I angry and cry all the time?

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Nightmares

What is causing my nightmares?

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Nightmares

My friend has gruesome nightmares about his druggy girlfriend.

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No Friends

1-I'm a stay at home mom with no friends. 2-Should men talk with other men about their emotions?

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No Happiness

Why haven't I ever been happy?

Angry woman yells at clueless man

OCD and Bi-Polar

I'm ruining my prefect romantice relationship due to my OCD and Bi-Polar emotional outbursts.

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Older Men

I love a man 23 years my senior.

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Over-Parenting

My parents are controlling psychos.

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Over-Parenting

My wonderful daughter suddenly left home.

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Overweight

My marriage is not working due to my weight gain.

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Panic Attacks

After a bad air flight, I have continued panic attacks about everything.

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Panic Attacks

I am scared to attend any social events.

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Paranoia

I can't cope with my boyfriends psycholigical issues.

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Parenting

How can I improve my relationship with my young daughter when my nasty ex won't say no to her?

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Parenting

How can I stop my 3 year old from having temper tantrums?

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Parenting

Three simple child management skills - a short interview with parenting coach Cornelia Lockitch.

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Parenting

I must have a baby if I am to be happy. (begins at 8 minutes 2 seconds)

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Parents and my Ex.

My parents and my ex. husband seem like they gang up against me.

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Perfectionism

Are you a perfectionist? What is this? Is this good or bad? A short interview with seminar presenter Jean Moroney.

emotionless woman bored at work

Perseverance

I always want to quit when I try new ventures.

Woman showing two different moods

Personality Disorders

I feel like I am two different people - a young girl, and a psychopath man.

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Phobias

I get anxious when I have to talk to new people.

Shocked kid reading pornography

Porn Discovery

My kids found porn on my husband's phone.

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Porn vs. Me

Why does my boyfriend use porn when he has me?

shocked surprised astonished angry woman staring at computer porn

Porn vs. Romance

How can I save my marriage after my wife discovered my porn addiction.

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Pornography (1 of 2)

Porn as a substitute for intimacy

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Pornography (2 of 2)

Porn as a substitute for intimacy (begins at 7 minutes 20 seconds)

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Problem Solving

The two most commmon roadblocks to problem solving; overload and doubt - a short interview with seminar presenter Jean Moroney

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Psychological Trauma

Psychological first aid in cases of trauma - a short interview with Dr. James Campbell

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Purpose and Productivity

My life has gone down the tubes after I quit my job voluntarily.

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Rational Happiness

What happiness is and is not (begins at 5 minutes 00 seconds)

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Rebellious Daughter

My 12 year old daughter became rebellious over a boy.

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Reconciliation

Should I remarry an ex husband who wants to reconcile?

Mom being physically abusive to son

Recovering From Abuse

How can I better face the problems of my abusive childhood?

two girls not speaking to each other

Repairing a Friendship

My best friend thinks I am abandoning her if I find more frineds.

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Reparations

My friends judge me by bad things my ancestors did.

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Repressed all Emotions

I am repressed and can't seem to make lasting friendships.

emotionless man

Repressed Boyfriend

Should I keep dating a guy who is emotionally closed?

depressed man seated dark room

Repression

What is the difference between depression and manic depression?

man and woman arguing

Repression

I do not handle disagreements with my boyfriend well.

older woman is angry at puzzled husband

Resolving Conflict

I have problems resolving conflicts with my spouse.

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Respect

Why do I long for my past boyfriend rather than my current one?

Man stopped for drunk driving

Responsibility

Should I stay with a boyfriend whose adult son is out of control?

heartbroken man with head in hands as woman walks away

Romance

I am desperately in love with a woman who broke up with me.

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Romance Tips

How to choose a romantic partner.

girl sitting at school desk daydreaming about boyfriend

Romance vs. School

Should I give up school for a relationship with a wonderful guy?

lonely man on dock at lake

Romantic Breakup

I can't deal with an unexpected romantic breakup.

sad man with flowers alone at dinner table

Romantic Reconciliation

How do I get back my girlfriend who broke up with me?

Woman looks resentfully at man bringing her more paperwork

sacrifice

How can I avoid my old habit of being a doormat for others?

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Sacrificed my Job

I gave up my great job because my husband insisted his job was more important.

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Sadness

How do I shake my feeling so blue?

sad woman staring at cell phone

Sadness

Why do I get sad every time I talk with my wonderful dad?

child girl in bed having nightmare scared

Scary Movies

I am haunted by a movie I saw as a kid.

 Nervous man in formal wear looking at businessman writing on clipboard during job interview

Schizoaffective disorder

I can't get a job due to my past mental health issues.

sad heartbroken depressed woman crying

Self Confidence

How can I regain my self confidence after my deeply romantic partner hurt me so deeply?

sad scared woman sitting alone with group of friends sitting at different table

Self Conscious

I am uncomfortable in groups of more than one or two people.

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Self Doubt

My mind constantly races with thoughts of self doubt

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Self Esteem

How to gain control over how you feel about yourself

unhappy lonely angry woman smoking and thinking

Self-Control

I yell at my kids unless I smoke.

nervous self doubt uncertain shy teen girl

Self-Esteem

My great bright girlfriend has low self-esteem.

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Self-Help

Why do you (Dr. Kenner) tell us to analyze our own thoughts and feelings so much?

young man hooked on playing video games

Self-Isolation

Teenage son retreats from life into video games at the expense of his parents relationship.

Man walking alone

Self-Isolation

Since my wife died, I am scared of most everything and have avoided others.

man with emotionless stare into distance

Self-Paralysis

I have numbed myself to all emotions due to family tragedies.

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Self-Pleasure

(starts at 5m 44s) Young adult asks if he is over-sexed (starts at 5m 44s)

woman with no appetite forced to eat dinner

Selfish?

My husband says that if I really loved him, I would eat what he cooks more often.

Book cover of Selfish Path to Romance

Selfishness

Why do you (Dr.Kenner) claim love is selfish?

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Selfishness

Isn't it selfish to follow your advice about assertive communication?

Proud successful businessman and woman holding thumbs up

Selfishness vs. Sacrifice

Rational selfishness or blind sacrifice - which one leads to happiness? A short interview with activist Lin Zinser.

man looking at picture of woman

Selfless

I'm going crazy because I can't stop thinking about this girl.

Older crazy woman angry at puzzled clueless man

Senility

My elderly mom is losing it.

woman avoiding man's advances at movies

Sensuality

Is my zero interest in sensuality normal?

girl in pool inflatable float happy waving

Setting Limits

My 12 year old daughter was invited to a birthday party featuring bathing suit oil wrestling.

sexually frustrated man in bed with wife

Sex and Pain

My medical pain from sex is destroying my marriage.

woman  turns head away from man who attempts a kiss

Sex as a Sacrifice

I can't get romantic with men I care about.

man and woman holding hands while psychologist takes notes

Sex Therapy

Some myths about sex therapy - a short interview with Dr. Barry McCarthy.

crowded naked casual sex orgy

Sex vs. Romance?

I am more interested in the sex than the romance.

man reading paper ignoring his wife

Sexless

(starts at 6m 13s) My husband no longer has a romantic bone in his body.

angry man in bed with back to woman on computer no sex

Sexless

My fiance was raped and now hates sex.

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Sexual Abuse

How can I discover if I was sexually abused at age 3?

sad man and woman in bed no intimacy

Sexuality

Sexual problems couples face - A short interview with Dr. Barry McCarthy

man and women upset about their differences and have their backs turned to each other

Sexually Mismatched

Newly married couple is romantically mismatched.

Abusive Aggressive man screaming at shy woman

Shyness

How to overcome my shyness and escape an abusive relationship.

angry child clenches fists

Sibling Rivalry

Five year old hits and has anger control problems.

man reading newspaper ignores angry woman who shouts with bullhorn

Silent Treatment

My boyfriend deals with issues by using the silent treatment.

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Speaking Up

How to take the first steps to defend your ideas - a short interview with activist Lin Zinser.

speeding car

Speeding Laws

I like to drive very fast.

victorious athlete ecstatic at finish line

Sports

Why do we value sports so much? - a short interview with Dr. Judy VanRaalte

insecure woman fear anxiety worried scared biting nails

Stinking Thinking

Dealing with those depressing negative thoughts that keep you so unhappy - a short interview with Dr. Judy Beck.

stressed woman holding head with pained look

Stress

My stress is starting to effect me physically.

angry grandmother about to hit with frying pan

Stress Management

Stress Management: Coping with stress overload - a short interview with Dr. Steve Orma.

bored sleepy businessman at computer

Suicide

I hate my boring life enough to end it.

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Suicide

Are there pros and cons to suicide? (starts 7 minutes 22 seconds in)

desperate girl crying in bed

Suicide, Teenage

I need to help my suicidal friend get over some rough times.

angry boy with clenched teeth making fists

Super Brat

My little brother flip flops between being bratty and kind.

Laughing boy points finger at sad boy

Teased

I have always been teased as a kid by my family and school mates.

frustrated woman in bed with man reading paper

Temptation

What is an affair, and why are they so tempting? A short interview with Dr. Tiffany Kisler

girl lying on couch while psychologist takes notes

The First Session

What a first session of cognitive therapy is like - a short interview with Dr. Jeff Riggenbach.

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The Gay Closet

I just got exposed to HIV from a gay encounter.

cheering fans in sports stadium

The Value of Sports

Why do we value sports so much?

young woman holding head having bad thoughts

Thinking Mistakes

How to deal with any overpowering lousy thoughts you might have - a short interview with Dr. Jeff Riggenbach

bored worker yawning and staring at clock

Time Management

How to manage your time well - a short interview with Seminar Presenter Jean Moroney

man attending to old dog

Trust

My fiancé loves animals because he doesn't trust people.

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Trust

I no longer trust anyone since my wife cheated with my best friend.

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Trust

I'm having trust issues in my romantic relationship.

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Trust

I don't trust my girlfriend who is starting college

man sneaking a glantz at another woman behind back of wife

Trust and Commitment

Why did my married boyfriend of 30 years give me a ring?

Man in bed undecided while looking at woman wearing sleep mask

Unattractive

I deeply love a woman whom I find very unattractive.

puzzled man shrugging shoulders implying I don't know

Undecided

My indecisive boyfriend has turned my world upside down.

young man lazy on couch giving  orders to mom in kitchen

Unearned Guilt

My brother abuses my parents

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Unearned Guilt

Unearned Guilt-How to crush a man’s soul. (begins at 5 minutes 10 seconds)

shocked boy reading book with flashlight

Unwanted Thoughts

My young son was disturbed by a movie sex scene.

worried man holds head

Unwed Dad

I worry if my obese girlfriend is pregnant.

emotionless man

Values - The Big Four

People are put off by my lack of emotion.

depressed woman with flower

Values and Happiness

My wife has a life long depression about everything.

soldier crying in psychologist's office

Veterans

Issues facing our returning vets - a short interview with adjustment counselor Jay White

marching soldiers with weapons and gear

Veterans Issues

How to understand and help with the issues faced by returning vets. - A short interview with adjustment counselor Jay White.

two happy smiling boys playing video games

Video Games

All my kids want to do is watch TV and play video games.

Angry violent man about to explode breathing fire and smoke

Violence

Warning signs of a potentially violent co-worker - A short interview with Dr. James Campbell

angry businessman punching hole in computer screen

violence

Warning signs of potential workplace violence. A short interview with Dr. James Campbell

violent angry gang fight

Violence

How to respond to a threat of violence - a short interview with Dr. James Campbell.

shy little girl hiding behing mother's skirt

Visitation (Parental)

Should I force my shy very young daughter to visit unsupervised with a dad she never met?

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What Women Want

I wish guys knew what we want in a relationship.

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Why do I Hate

I don't know why I hate my husband and want to leave him.

obese man on couch with tv remote control

Why Overeat?

What are the psychological causes of overeating?

Mom trying to get daughters attention

Withdrawn and Angry

My angry teenage daughter doesn't talk or smile with adults.

young boy on knees gives rose to young girl

Young Romance

My kid and step kid seem to be romantically curious.

woman smiling deep in thought

Your Core Ideas

What role do your deepest ideas play in how happy you are? A short interview with Dr. Jeff Riggenbach.

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