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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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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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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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Toward a Simpler Life

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

THE ALTRUISM OPTION – A KEY TO WELLNESS AND A FULLER LIFE Many of us are caught in the materialistic trap. We work to make more money so we can buy more things, and the more things we want, the more we have to work. Our lives become limited to self-interest and we lose touch with the broader and richer …

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Relationships & Givers

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Healthy Relationships & Wellness

THE ALTRUISM OPTION – A KEY TO WELLNESS AND A FULLER LIFE The Advantages of Giving It has often been said that it is better to give than to receive. Let’s explore this is more detail. How do you benefit from giving to others? There is a cardinal rule to remember about giving – when you give expecting a reciprocal …

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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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