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Top 10 Ways to Get Over a Breakup The time immediately following the shock of a breakup and the time of a mad obsession are driven by the overflow of stress chemicals released by your brain in response to what is happening to you. This is a time when you are likely to act crazy! Breakup chemistry is insanity chemistry. Temper your stirred-up emotions by sticking to these 10 pieces of breakup advice.
6 Reasons that Women Fake It During Sex A woman’s faking an orgasm during sex with a man appears to be a fairly common occurrence. New research reveals that these 6 reasons are behind women’s tendencies to be fake during their most intimate moments.
Psychology Around the Net: March 14, 2015 Happy Saturday, Psych Central readers! Despite losing an extra hour this week, we hope you’ll make some time for today’s Psychology Around the Net, which takes a look at how daylight-saving time can affect your relationships, what teen depression really looks like, how your psychologist feels about dating apps, and...
21 Thought-Provoking Questions to Ask Ourselves Knowing ourselves is critical in building a fulfilling self-care routine and meaningful life. I recently came across The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D, which is filled with curious and thought-provoking questions. Here are 21 questions from the book to help you spark self-discovery. (You also can pose these...
Medication: Risks versus Benefits   Talk To Your Doc You may have been told that you have Bipolar Disorder. You may have also been told that you should be seeing a psychiatrist regularly and taking psychiatrist prescribed psychotropic medication to help you balance your moods. You may have also been told about many possible...
Notes from an Older Dad My journey to being a mostly full-time dad demonstrates how having a child can alter one’s personal identity and sense of masculinity, especially when one is older.
Sometimes I Get Depressed I consider myself a content person. I have a lot. I give a lot. I receive a lot. And yet, sometimes I get depressed. Sometimes I don’t even know why. I check if there is a full moon, and there isn’t. I ponder what may have gone wrong throughout the...
Bipolar Girl in a Unipolar World There are two types of bipolar disorder listed in the DSM-V. Bipolar I has one or more manic episodes or mixed episodes (both manic and depressive). Bipolar II has at least one hypomanic episode and major depressive episodes. I have bipolar II. I have a specific cycle and triggers that...
Babies Born to Single and Cohabiting Mothers: The Latest “More babies are being born to unmarried, cohabitating parents in America than ever before. This has some sociologists are worried. Will children lose out on the benefits of living in a financially solid home? They might, but there is a way to address that: stop biases against single people.” That’s...
Looking for Love? Go Green! Choosing eco-friendly vs luxury goods may have an impact on your love life.
Pain Is a Message: How Our Brains Try to Protect Us All pain is a function of the brain meaning that it is produced by the brain. Either a physical injury or an emotional injury can activate pain. It's up to us to figure out the message that our brains are sending us.
Fear of Friday the 13th could be self-perpetuating Believing bad luck happens on a specific day fulfills the need to predict and control the future.
How to Co-Parent Successfully after Divorce There can be few experiences more painful in life than divorce. Divorces involving children are particularly fraught, with the tradition dictating that the mother is granted custody while the father gets visiting rights. However, recent years have seen the rise of co-parenting — a far more balanced approach which emphasizes...
How Music Can Help You Get Ahead, The Right Way Music can often boost, or hurt, performance. So what do professionals and athletes need to know about the benefits and traps of using music to motivate?
Are You Having Enough Sex? As a psychotherapist specializing in sexual and intimacy disorders, I can tell you that for a lot of individuals and couples the amount of sex they’re having (or not having) can be worrisome.
24 Ways to Make Mindfulness Stickier Learn how to "supercharge" your mindful breathing, mindful walking, or other meditation practice. Enhance your intrinsic motivation by bringing your best strengths to your practice. Here are 24 examples to help you get started!
17 Quick Tips to Creating Social Media Posts Social Media doesn’t have to be complicated, it can be fun. Here are 16 quick tips to help you create your social media posts for your counseling practice. Put your website on your images so people can trace the post back to you. Use images that you have permission to...
What's Wrong With Giving Advice We might think that giving advice might be the best way to help someone who has a problem. But it might instead inhibit our interpersonal relations, and be very ineffective. Here is why.
Are Men More Caring Where They Outnumber Women? In romance, as in real estate it is either a buyer's market, or a seller's market. If there is a scarcity of men (or women) in a society, they get the best deal. If men are in demand, they can play the field. If women are in demand, they can hold out for a desirable partner who is kind, intelligent, and affluent.
Free Will? Analysis of worm neurons suggest how a single stimulus can trigger different responses Even worms have free will. If offered a delicious smell, for example, a roundworm will usually stop its wandering to investigate the source, but sometimes it won’t. Just as with humans, the same stimulus does not always provoke the same response, even from the same individual.