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Managing Chronic Pain

Managing Chronic Pain   Pain can be seen as the Body’s Messenger Telling Us That Things Are Not Right – And Let’s See How to Make Them Better Estimates based on research indicate that from ten to thirty percent of the American population suffers from chronic or recurrent physical pain. Pain sufferers often feel that … Continue reading Managing Chronic Pain

What About 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 … Continue reading What About Depression?

Understanding Anxiety

  Understanding Anxiety   “The bow too tensely strung is easily broken.”                                                 – Publius Syrus (42 B.C.)   Anxiety is the body’s reaction to an event that is experienced as disturbing or threatening. Our primitive ancestors experienced stress when they had to fight off wild animals and other threats to their survival. Now, in … Continue reading Understanding Anxiety

Communicating When You Have Conflict

Conflict between people is a fact of life – and it’s not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, a relationship with frequent conflict may be healthier than one with no observable conflict. Conflicts occur at all levels of interaction – at work, among friends, within families, and between relationship partners. When conflict occurs, the relationship … Continue reading Communicating When You Have Conflict

When Your Partner's Feelings Don't Show

“Fasten your seatbelt. It’s going to be a bumpy ride.” – Bette Davis When we commit to a relationship, we usually expect that our partner will reciprocate with roughly the same level of emotional involvement that we put into it. Many of us hope to find a soulmate, a partner who can share and understand … Continue reading When Your Partner’s Feelings Don’t Show

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