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‘Future Faking’ Is a Dating Strategy Used by Narcissists

‘Future Faking’ Is a Dating Strategy Used by Narcissists

You’re on a date and the person is clearly smitten. It’s clear you’ve been brought together by the universe for a reason, they tell you, and they can see having children with you. And oh, wouldn’t it be great to hop on a plane and go on that bucket-list trip together soon? Like next week? […]

Symptoms of PTSD Everyone Should Know

Symptoms of PTSD Everyone Should Know

The concept of PTSD has been with us for centuries but has had many names. It was “shell shock” and “battle fatigue” before it was PTSD and is now known to affect not just military veterans but anyone who has gone through an intense traumatic experience. In fact, about one in 11 people will have […]

Types of Narcissism—and Why You Need to Know the Differences

Types of Narcissism—and Why You Need to Know the Differences

Narcissism has become a catchword to describe pretty much anyone who’s vain, self-obsessed, and craves the spotlight. (You can probably think of a few examples off the top of your head.) But there’s a lot more about this personality trait to unpack—including that there’s more than one type of narcissism. Surprised? Here’s what to know […]

6 Ways to Help Your Relationship Survive During Quarantine

6 Ways to Help Your Relationship Survive During Quarantine

I’m officially in the fourth week of social distancing in a tiny Manhattan apartment with my boyfriend of almost two years, and it feels like the world’s longest sleepover in the twilight zone. Coronavirus has taken its toll across the United States, hitting our state of New York the hardest, and it’s safe to say […]

Why Do People Ghost?

Why Do People Ghost?

A friend called me in confusion, verging on alarm. She was in the early stages of a new relationship. They met at a bar; they had gone on a few dates and spent a late night or two texting. Then the woman whom my friend initially really liked stopped responding to texts. Emails went unanswered, […]

How to Tell if You Have Normal Post-Traumatic Stress or Something More Serious

How to Tell if You Have Normal Post-Traumatic Stress or Something More Serious

When something traumatic happens—you suddenly lose a loved one, get into a car crash, or witness a terrorist attack—it’s natural to be extremely upset and even feel physically ill. Your “fight or flight” response kicks in, flooding your body with stress hormones that leave you jittery and on edge. You might have nightmares about the […]

Am I In An Abusive Relationship?

Am I In An Abusive Relationship?

For most young adults, the first big problem in a relationship is identifying if it is good for them. Sometimes, in doing that they tend to weigh the bad against the good. He drinks a lot but when he’s sober, he is very caring. She flirts with other men but considers him the most important […]

Relationship PTSD: What Causes It?

Relationship PTSD: What Causes It?

PTSD is an extreme anxiety disorder caused by experiencing a life-threatening event or situation. It’s characterized by intrusive memories, avoidance of things that could remind a person of the trauma, moodiness, and hyperarousal, Aaron Tendler, MD, chief medical officer of Brainsway, a mental health tech company, tells Health. “These four clusters of symptoms persist over […]

How To Speak To Your Spouse to Strengthen Your Marriage

How To Speak To Your Spouse to Strengthen Your Marriage

Joe, a married father of two, came to me for therapy because he was feeling stressed, and pressure at work was a big factor. He was the sole breadwinner in his family and acknowledged that he tended to be irritable when he got home, even though he admired his wife Carole’s warm and loving nature. […]

What Is ‘Little’ Abuse

What Is ‘Little’ Abuse

I AM A WOMAN WITH AN AMAZING JOB! I AM A WOMAN WITH A GREAT LEVEL OF SELF ESTEEM I AM WOMAN WHO WILL NEVER TOLERATE PHYSICAL ABUSE….. These were just a few statements She used to make at the beginning. Patricia was an established lawyer. 7 years into practising and she was known as […]

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