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Best of Our Blogs: August 7, 2018

Every day, you see it pop up on your phone.

Someone you know is doing some amazing, grand thing. They’re fulfilling their dreams. They’re getting married. They’re adding to their family.

While not as pretty to look at, getting up and going to your job despite illness is a pretty extraordinary thing.

While it may not be Instagram-worthy communicating with your partner in a healthy way is definitely a win.

Learning ways to take control of your own happiness, and cope with depression may not ever make it as a tweet, but it deserves it’s own celebratory pause.

This week as you read our top posts and everything else on the web, take a minute to remember the ordinary victories you achieve every day.

What Parental Alienation Is and Is Not
(The Exhausted Woman) – The myths about parental alienation is laid down to rest in this post with information on what you need to do if it’s happening to a child you know.

When You Sense, Deep Down, That Something Is Wrong With You
(Childhood Emotional Neglect) – It’s the real reason why you don’t have close relationships and what you can do about it.

Who’s Responsible For Your Happiness?
(Building Relationship Skills) – You may not think you’re in a codependent relationship but if you find yourself blaming and resenting your partner, you need to read this.

6 Toxic Arguing Techniques Used by Narcissists and Manipulators
(Psychology of Self) – This is what communicating, confronting and arguing with a narcissist looks like.

A Creative Way to Cope with Depression
(Make a Mess) – It’s another tool that can transform pain and suffering into a powerful experience.

Best of Our Blogs: August 7, 2018

Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A.

Brandi-Ann Uyemura is a freelance writer specializing in self-help, spirituality, psychology and small business articles. She has a BA in English from University of Oregon and a MA in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University. She writes for various companies and publications and teaches stress management workshops. For more information, see her website

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Uyemura, B. (2018). Best of Our Blogs: August 7, 2018. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 25, 2020, from
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