We often dread the real or imagined consequences of provoking emotional reactions in our partners…
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What constitutes healthy pride, something one ought to be able to freely express, and boastfulness or bragging, something most people find objectionable?
The emotional significance placed on these terms can promote or interfere with personal satisfaction and success.
How can we feel better after an emotionally charged conversation instead of worse?
Why do some people complain a great deal while others complain rarely, if ever?
The distinction between reacting and responding is an important one and one I have emphasized in my psychotherapy and counseling practice.
When patients control more of the doctor-patient conversation… they often have better medical outcomes.
While self-blame is something to avoid, a self-inquiry into what they might have done to contribute to an unfortunate circumstance might prove extremely helpful.
Sometimes Condolences Can Hurt, More Than Help.
Eric Hoffer, the social writer and philosopher, once said "the search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness." Similarly, John Stuart Mill, the British philosopher and social theorist said, "ask yourself whether you are happy and you cease to be so."