Dealing with Anger in your Relationship

Posted By: on October 05, 2016
Anger is a natural human emotion. Sometimes things at work are frustrating, or someone rear-ends your car. It’s nearly impossible to never get angry. In reality, it’s how you deal with your anger that matters. If you and your partner are frequently angry at one another, there are ways to address it that will help avoid nasty fights and massive arguments.1. Address It ImmediatelyDon’t let anger linger. The more you sit and stew over a problem, the angrier you’ll become. Chances are, you

Addiction Treatment and the Recovery Process

Posted By: on September 07, 2016
By Matt GonzalesDrug addiction can become a chronic disease that affects your physical and mental health, job status and relationships. Once you're hooked on a drug, your whole life can revolve around it.Substance use disorders are common in the United States. Heroin use in particular has skyrocketed in recent years. From 2002 to 2013, heroin-related overdose deaths nearly quadrupled, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Additionally, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Al

The Benefits of Longer Term Therapy

Posted By: on August 31, 2016
 Many people will seek professional counseling or go to therapy at some point in their lives. It’s beneficial for many areas of life, or before and after big life changes. People talk with professionals about marriage, divorce, a new baby, losing a friend or family or being unemployed. Talking with an unbiased professional who can offer practical advice and coping mechanisms is extremely beneficial during a difficult time. However, most people who get professional help only do so for a short

What to Say to Someone Who’s Depressed and How Counseling Can Help Depression

Posted By: on August 11, 2016
 Depression is one of the most misunderstood and mistreated conditions that someone might have. It is important to realize that depression is very different from a bad mood. A bad mood will go away over time. People in bad moods can just “feel better.” This is not the same for people with depression. They need professional treatment in order to help them regain a sense of happiness and pleasure again. While we may not all be professionals, we can still help out our depressed friends and fam

Keys to Better Communication

Posted By: on July 22, 2016
Effective communication is the cornerstone of all our relationships. We need it in the workplace, at home, in marriages and relationships, and with friends and family. Poor communication leads to misunderstandings, hurt feelings and even fights. Below are five keys to better communication to help you improve all your personal relationships.1. ListenThe most important part of good communication is listening. So often, we’re only half listening to what other people are saying, because we’re wa

Dealing with Anger in Your Relationship

Posted By: on July 15, 2016
Anger is a natural human emotion. Sometimes things at work are frustrating, or someone rear-ends your car. It’s nearly impossible to never get angry. In reality, it’s how you deal with your anger that matters. If you and your partner are frequently angry at one another, there are ways to address it that will help avoid nasty fights and massive arguments.1. Address it immediatelyDon’t let anger linger. The more you sit and stew over a problem, the angrier you’ll become. Chances are, you

How Relational Boundaries Help You Deal With Difficult People

Posted By: on June 09, 2016
There will always be a difficult but necessary person in your life. He or she might be at work, at school, or around the neighborhood. It might also feel like sometimes you are the only one who is having a hard time working with them. It is too easy to let such a person affect you and ruin your day. You should focus less on how they are interfering with your life and more on how to better cope with them. It might not be possible to change people but it is possible to deal with them. The first