Monthly Archives: August 2016

10 Ways to Increase Marital Intimacy

10 Ways to Increase Marital Intimacy

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By Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D

ways to increase marital intimacyThe couple sitting in front of me could barely look at each other. Therapy, she told me, was her last-ditch effort to get through to her husband. She couldn’t get him to understand what she needed in their relationship. Her husband agreed. I wondered if he really didn’t understand or he didn’t agree.

The history of their courting was very romantic. Both agreed that he had done everything he could to please her. He dressed up for dates. He held doors. He made her gourmet meals and took her to nice places. He seemed to really listen to her and understand her. They talked about anything and everything for hours. She was swept off her feet by this handsome, well-spoken, considerate guy. He seemed the man of her dreams.

Two weeks after the wedding, she told me that the dream started devolving into a nightmare.

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Dating With a Disability: ‘Should I Just Give Up?’

Dating With a Disability: ‘Should I Just Give Up?’

This post was originally published on this siteBy Sara Eckel  Dear Sara: I’m in Seattle and dating here is brutal. I’m 41, educated, funny, fairly attractive, and kind/courteous. I’m looking for the real thing. Here’s the problem: I was almost killed in a car wreck two years ago and my ankles and feet were crushed,… Continue Reading

Autism and the Gift of Friendship

Autism and the Gift of Friendship

This post was originally published on this siteBy Laura Yeager When you have an autistic child, you try your hardest to socialize him. Autistic children have difficulty with being social and understanding even the simplest things such as carrying on a conversation. For this reason, psychological and educational organizations have developed what’s known as the… Continue Reading

Are All Narcissists Also Sadistic?

This post was originally published on this siteBy Seth Meyers, Psy.D. Narcissism is a broad term used to refer to a common personality trait and also to the clinical disorder known as Narcissistic Personality Disorder, a severe and pervasive personality style that underlies an individual’s entire approach to others and the world around him or… Continue Reading

Suicide: Helping Survivors Cope

Suicide: Helping Survivors Cope

This post was originally published on this siteBy Joseph Cirigliano, MA, MS Why do individuals commit suicide? Despite its prevalence, suicide remains highly stigmatized and survivors of suicide often suffer in silence in fear of being judged and criticized. This paper will first examine the prevalence of suicide, focusing on gender, culture, method, and mental… Continue Reading