Archives for February, 2013

General

The Divorce Party

I enjoy reading anything by Laura Dave; I find that her characters embody a perfect blend of endearment and fault that really make them human. Dave does not disappoint...
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How to Talk to Crazy People

Many different types of people, for many different reasons, read memoirs about mental illness. Some may be suffering from an illness themselves and are looking for guidance or inspiration....
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Addictions

Are You an Enabler?

Enabling is a term often used in the context of a relationship with an addict. It might be a drug addict or alcoholic, a gambler, or a compulsive overeater....
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Career

Shift Work and Relationships

Research shows shift work has a negative effect on health, relationships, marriages and children, and increases rates of separation and divorce. When partners work different shifts there is often...
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General

The Boy on the Lake

Trevor was a preteen growing up in the breathtaking landscape of McCall, Idaho — a carefree kid who enjoyed being active and swimming in the local lake. When he...
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General

Hopping Roller Coasters

Stories about mothers and their daughters tend to be sweet. Admittedly, there is usually some sort of tension. Still, whether that is teenage angst or the daughter trying to...
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Anxiety

Is Liking Your Therapist Enough?

When my son Dan’s self-diagnosis of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) was confirmed by his longtime pediatrician, the doctor suggested he see a therapist. So off he went to the most...
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Aging

Pre-Dementia Linked to Ill Health

A large new study is highlighting a link between mild cognitive impairment, physical disability and psychological symptoms such as anxiety. As populations in low and middle-income countries are aging,...
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