Codependency No More: How to Recover from Self-Love Deficit Disorder

When a therapist colleague and friend recently asked me to explain what Self-Love Deficit Disorder is and how to treat it, I panicked — although I love talking about my latest discoveries, especially my renaming of codependency to Self-Love...

Lying: A Case of Fiction Addiction?

“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” – Mark Twain “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of...

8 Ways to Ensure Remarriage Success

A Pew Research study that draws on the 2013 U.S. Census shows that 4 in 10 new marriages include one partner who has been married before. More than 40 million American adults are in the second, third or fourth...

Dreams: Your Inner Guidance

Dreams are far more than fantasies and wishes. They reveal inner truths, and expose incorrect conscious attitudes and resolve conflicts, providing a healing and self-regulating function. If you are inflated, they will bring you down to reality, and if...

Sarcasm on the Spectrum

Ever feel confused when others use sarcasm? Ever become frustrated by the expectation that you should understand sarcasm? Well you are not alone! While this article can be used to help you better understand sarcasm, it will also validate...

What Does It Mean to Be a Highly Sensitive Person?

“I understand now that I’m not a mess but a deeply feeling person in a messy world. I explain that, now that when someone asks me why I cry so often, I say, ‘For the same reason I laugh...

Making Room for the Kids When Parents Live Apart

About three-quarters of a million children witness their parents’ divorce each year. Three-fourths of them live primarily with their mothers, with dads granted what is unfortunately called “visitation.” For divorced dads (or other mothers) like you who want to...