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Depression & Ruminative thoughts

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Depression & Rumination

The content of ruminations falls into three broad categories: • Victimization – When someone feels that he has been treated badly by another, he ruminate about the injustice he has experienced. He reviews the situation again and again and thinks of ways he can find retribution. He doesn’t look at the whole situation or try to understand his part in …

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Ruminative Thinking

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Depression & Rumination

Rumination – Getting Lost in Thoughts Thinking about our problems is, without doubt, part of an effective way of solving them. If we need to deal with one of our life issues, we think it through, review our various options, and then choose a course of action to handle the problem. We can then take action to resolve the issue …

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A Depression Checklist

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Treating Depression

If you check at least half of the following items, you may benefit from a consultation with a trained professional who can help you in working through a depression. – It is hard for me to concentrate on reading or watching TV. – My future seems hopeless. – I do things slowly. – Pleasure and joy have gone out of …

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Depression Treatments

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Treating Depression

Depression is the most common mood disorder in the United States- and the world. Currently the fourth most debilitating human condition (behind heart disease, cancer and traffic accidents) according to the World Health Organization; WHO predicts that by the year 2020 depression will have risen to be the second most debilitating condition. Depression is a serious condition which affects virtually …

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Children in the Event of a Divorce

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series The Infidelity Crisis

Children are deeply affected by their parents’ divorce. They tend to handle the divorce better, however, when both parents cooperate and act in their children’s best interest. Both parents should be present when the children are told, and the mood should be calm, rational, and supportive. Hostility between the parents should be avoided. They should not be told about the …

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Life After the Affair

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series The Infidelity Crisis

Although many marriages are unable to survive infidelity, some do – and many of the surviving marriages emerge stronger after the crisis of infidelity. The first course of action when you learn about your partner’s infidelity is to find a professional therapist who can be with you as you try to cope with the emotional turmoil that accompanies this crisis. …

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Types of Affairs

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series The Infidelity Crisis

There are many types of affairs, and couples should consider this information before making a decision to dissolve a marriage or other committed relationship. Life Transitions Relationships go through stages involving loss and then gain – and each of these transitions is accompanied by anxiety. The birth of a child, career demands, middle age, and retirement are typical life transitions …

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Infidelity Crisis

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series The Infidelity Crisis

Some affairs lack any emotional commitment, while others involve a deeper level of intimacy and connection than is found within the primary relationship. While a marriage or relationship may survive the former, as long as the underlying issues are brought out into the open and worked through, the latter type is not as hopeful. The couple would have to put …

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The Crisis of Infidelity

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series The Infidelity Crisis

The single most destructive threat to a committed relationship is when one of the partners engages in a sexual relationship with another person. This is not an uncommon event. Conservative estimates suggest that about a quarter of women, and a third of men, have violated their marital commitment to their partners. About 65 percent of marriages struck by infidelity end …

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Dealing Assertively with Insults

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Assertive Communication

How to Deal Assertively with Insults All of us have had the experience of being insulted, and it is most uncomfortable. An insult can easily mess up your day, if not your week. Insulting another person is a form of aggression (unless, of course, it can clearly be defined as banter between trusted friends). When you are insulted, you may …

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