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Resolve Conflicts Fairly

Conflicts and disagreements are unavoidable. As long as relationships exist, conflicts and disagreements will always be part of them. As soon as you put two human beings together, you have two cultures, two backgrounds, two frame of reference, two mindset, two families of origin, two ways of doing things etc Depending of the family of origin and even the culture …

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Resilience & Dealing With Emotional Pain

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series The Resilient Personality

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series The Resilient Personality When a person undergoes a life disruption, it may not advisable to take medication that will alleviate the pain immediately. When pain is alleviated with medication, the person’s motivation to make changes is reduced. And there is a great deal to learn from the process of managing …

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Developing Emotional Resilience

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series The Resilient Personality

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series The Resilient Personality Developing resilience depends on many factors in addition to achieving closure on previous life experiences. Those who are resilient have many of the following characteristics – A Sense of Hope and Trust in the World Those who are resilient seem to believe in the basic goodness of …

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Birth Order, Behavior, & Relationships

If brothers and sisters are raised by the same parents, how do they end up so different? How is it that one sibling grows up to be successful academically and professionally but with few friends, while another becomes the athlete with loads of friends? To the degree that one of the siblings is a responsible person, another will be attention-seeking …

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Stress or Anxiety?

Are you constantly tense, worried, or on edge? Does your anxiety interfere with your work, school, or family responsibilities? Are you overwhelmed by fears that you know are irrational, but can’t shake? Do you avoid situations or activities because they cause you anxiety? Do you experience unexpected attacks of heart-pounding panic? If you identify with several of the following signs …

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Depression a Top Cause of Adolescent Illness

“A new World Health Organization (WHO) report, “Health for the World’s Adolescents: A Second Chance in the Second Decade,” states that depression is the most frequent cause worldwide of illness and disability in persons aged 10-19 years, with the rate being highest in females.” “The report also states that up to half of all mental disorders arise by age 14 …

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Internet Addiction & Brain Abnormalities

Internet addiction A recent study presented at The American Psychiatric Association’s Annual Meeting in New York earlier this month shows that there appears to be a correlation between internet addiction and mental health problems. Although internet addictions are not considered a diagnosable disorder, adults see the behaviors and the potential problems emerging. Dr. Jadapalle, a psychiatry resident at Morehouse School …

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Effective Communication Strategies to Reduce Conflicts

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Conflict and Communication

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Conflict and Communication Once you find yourself in a conflicted situation with someone else, it is important to reduce the emotional charge from the situation so that you and the other person can deal with your differences on a rational level in resolving the conflict. Defusing The Situation: The other …

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Preventing Conflict in Relationships

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Conflict and Communication

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Conflict and Communication To prevent conflict from happening in the first place, it is important to identify the ways in which we contribute to the disagreement. Most people have no interest in creating conflict with others. Most of us know enough about human behavior to distinguish between healthy communication and …

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