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Types of Depressive Disorder

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Treating Depression

Not all depressions are alike. The nature of one’s depression depends on the cause and on each person’s individual adaptation to this disorder. Here are several generally recognized forms of depression. Major Depression A major depression is different from a state of normal sadness. People who experience depression describe it as agonizing pain that cannot be shaken and seems to …

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What About Depression?

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Treating Depression

Everyone feels sad from time to time. It’s only natural. Most people go through blue days or just periods of feeling down, especially after they experience a loss. But what experts call clinical depression is different from just being “down in the dumps.” The main difference is that the sad or empty mood does not go away after a couple …

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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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Some Ways of Giving

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Healthy Relationships & Wellness

THE ALTRUISM OPTION – A KEY TO WELLNESS AND A FULLER LIFE “A rich life consists fundamentally of serving others, trying to leave the world a little better than you found it.” – Cornel West You might think that, despite the obvious benefits of giving, you simply do not have the time, resources, or energy to help other people. However, …

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A Key to Wellness and a Fuller Life

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Healthy Relationships & Wellness

The Altruism Option – A Key to Wellness and a Fuller Life The More You Give, The More You Receive Too few of us are in touch with a lifestyle choice that can bring us a wealth of happiness, integrity, and wellness. Altruism, or giving to others, has grown out of favor over the past several decades, but it has …

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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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