10 Ways You Can Improve Your Mental Health

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Improving your mental health doesn’t always require a hefty financial investment or medication. The smallest changes can lead to big improvements in your mental health. If you find yourself struggling under the pressures placed on you by society, your profession, or even your family life, try taking on a few of the following suggestions. These suggestions are designed for long …

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Are You Lonely or Depressed? 5 Ways To Treat Both Conditions

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“Some days, 24 hours is too much to stay put in, so I take the day hour by hour, moment by moment. I break the task, the challenge, the fear into small, bite-sized pieces. I can handle a piece of fear, depression, anger, pain, sadness, loneliness, illness.” Regina Brett, American Author What is loneliness? If we were to believe what …

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15 Signs Your Husband is Cheating

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Sometimes it feels as if people are simply programmed to cheat. Perhaps not everyone, and not in every relationship, but the data suggests a large percentage of folks will be unfaithful at least once in their life. One of the most robust surveys on the topic claims 19 percent of American women and 23 percent of men have been adulterous. …

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9 Signs You Have a Sex Addiction & Treatment Options

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Progressive intimacy disorder, more commonly called sex addiction, is an evolving field of mental health. Despite all the media coverage of celebrity sex addicts, as a mental health issue, it is still poorly understood. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), the go-to manual for all mental illness, does not even have a definition of this behavioral compulsion …

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5 Parenting Styles: What Really Works & The Effects on Children

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“Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them.” – P.J. O’Rourke One of the hardest parts about being a parent is that children don’t come with an instruction manual. Even though there are books to read and theories about how to raise children, what most parents quickly find out is that not any one thing works …

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4 Techniques to Discipline Your Child Without Spanking

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The debate about whether to spank or not to spank has been raging for decades. A study by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago in 2016, found that 66 percent of women ages 18 to 65, and 76 percent of men, admitted that there are times when spanking a child is not only warranted; it is …

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11 Tips for Dealing With Family Members With Addictions

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Popular television shows have done a bit of a disservice to those living with substance use disorders. The same goes for families of those with addictions. We grew up watching interventions play out on daytime television. These programs led us to believe that an intense, and sometimes traumatic intervention was the single reliable way to solve addiction. But, if you …

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37 Inspirational Relationship Quotes

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We’ve pulled together a thoughtful collection of some inspirational quotes to reinforce your connection to a loved one. The following series of inspirational quotes on love may show you what’s possible in your relationships.

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8 Symptoms of Social Anxiety & 10 Expert Backed Tips to Beat It

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“A persistent fear of one or more social or performance situations in which the person is exposed to unfamiliar people or to possible scrutiny by others. The individual fears that he or she will act in a way (or show anxiety symptoms) that will be embarrassing and humiliating.” Does this sound all too familiar? Do you find yourself actively avoiding …