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Healthy Boundary
What Does it Mean to Have Healthy Boundaries?

  The concept of setting boundaries is becoming a popular concept and drawing a lot of attention.   Despite the term’s popularity, though, a lot of people are confused about what it actually means to have healthy boundaries. They might struggle with guilt when they try to set a boundary with a loved one, or

Communication in a relationhip
How Healthy Communication is the Key to a Happy Relationship

  Most couples have been told at least once that healthy communication is essential to having a happy, successful relationship.   But what does it take to have health communication? What does effective communication look like? And how do you know whether or not you have good communication?   Outlined below are answers to these

What impact does divorce have on children
What impact does a divorce have on children?

    Divorce rates have declined recently throughout the United States.   However, divorce is still a common occurrence that can have serious consequences for adults and children.   It is also very normal to think about divorce and its consequences.   What impact, specifically, does divorce have on children?   Below are answers to

Guy Yelling
Anger Issues: Causes, Effects, and Solutions

    Introduction   Anger is an often misunderstood emotion. People often consider anger to be a “bad” emotion, or one that is unnecessary. This belief, though, contributes to people having issues controlling their anger or using their anger for good.   That is because it insists we suppress an emotion instead of accepting it

Sexless Marriage
What is a Sexless Marriage and Are You In One?

  No couple imagines on the day they get married that someday they will stop having sex. Yet, 15 to 20 percent of all couples experience long periods of time where they are no longer sexually intimate.     If this is a situation you find yourself in, read below to learn more about sexless

Post Partum Depression Therapy Minnesota
Postpartum Depression, How Do You Know If You Have It?

      Introduction Bringing a new child into the family can be a joyous experience. Yet, many mothers find themselves feeling depressed for a long time following the birth. This mental illness, called Postpartum Depression, must be understood by any expecting mother. Learn below about what Postpartum Depression (PPD) is, and how it affects

What is EMDR
What is EMDR and How Does It Work?

   What is EMDR and how does it work? Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR, is a highly effective, safe, and cost-effective method for people whom are looking for healing from a psychological trauma in their past. Considered by many to be a cutting-edge approach to treating mental health, EMDR is quickly revolutionizing how therapy

What is an emotional affair
What is an Emotional Affair and Am I In One?

    Emotional affairs are common, intense, and pose a significant threat to marriages and committed relationships. Learn more about what emotional cheating is, how to know if you or a loved one is being emotionally unfaithful, and how to address emotional affairs.   Table of Contents (click on a question below to be directed