Posts Tagged boundaries


Fidelity in a Relationship

‘Did You Know’ that there is behavior that may direct an individual away from fidelity in a relationship? Behaviors that may lead one away from their spouse (or significant other) and towards another person include the following… Sharing private matters with friends before discussing them with your spouse. Spending inordinate amounts of time with one […]

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Who are they that drink and drive?

“Who are they that drink and drive?” By Carol Ann Worthing, Ph.D. Re-Printed from: The Forensic Therapist, Vol. 5(2). Driving while impaired (DWI) represents one of America’s most insidious social problems. In 2002, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reported that the nearly 1.5 million (1,461,746) arrests for driving while impaired accounted for 10.6% of […]

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Ten Traits of Healthy Significant Relationships

Did you know there are ten traits of healthy significant relationships?   Strong relationships have these common characteristics which help them stand the test of time… 1.   Commitment, dedication 2.   Friendship 3.   Emotional and mental health 4.   Healthy, supportive friends 5.   Effective conflict resolution and decision making 6.   Serving each other with respect and admiration […]

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What is Depression?

Everyone occasionally feels blue or sad, but these feelings are usually fleeting and pass within a couple of days. When a person has a depressive disorder, it interferes with daily life, normal functioning, and causes pain for both the person with the disorder and those who care about him or her. Depression is a common […]

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Stress Hormone Receptors Less Adaptive in Female Brain

Dr. Rita Valentino describes a discovery in rat brains that may explain why women are more prone than men to mood and anxiety disorders. Announcer: NIMH Radio from Bethesda. Dr. Rita Valentino:  The incidents of depression, anxiety and many disorders- psychiatric disorders that in which stress has been implicated, are more prevalent in females than […]

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Depression During and After Pregnancy

What is Depression? Depression is more than just feeling “blue” or “down in the dumps” for a few days. It’s a serious illness that involves the brain. With depression, sad, anxious, or “empty” feelings don’t go away and interfere with day-to-day life and routines. These feelings can be mild to severe. The good news is […]

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How Individuals Create a Defensive Atmosphere in a Relationship

  Have a long list of expectations for the other person. Assume that all anger is bad and that you should never disagree. Use the word or phrase you frequently use during disagreements…You never.. If only you would.. Keep secrets, reveal only flattering facts about yourself and keep all negative experiences inside. Hold firmly the […]

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What Are Signs of Unhealthy Boundaries?

  The family of origin is allowed to negatively  affect your new family You play second fiddle to someone or something else; you feel like you get the ‘leftovers’ An adult who doesn’t stand on their own financially An adult who is a perpetual child Triangulation instead of one-to-one communication A child is overly responsible […]

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Boundaries - What are they and why are they necessary?

Boundaries – What are they and why are they necessary for individuals, couples, children, and families?   How are healthy boundaries developed?   They are developed in childhood and modeled by our family of origin through ‘healthy’ bonding, separation and individuation; loving communication and teaching; and consistent limit setting and consequences. How are our boundaries […]

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Control Drinking over the Holidays

Excessive drinking can lead to vehicular accidents, hangovers, and unwanted calories and health problems. If you intend to celebrate with alcohol this holiday season, keep in mind the following tips on… How to Control Drinking and Be Safe over the Holidays: Attend only the gatherings you really want to go to Arrive close to mealtime […]

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