World of Psychology


10 Marriage & Relationship Busters

No relationship is perfect and problem-free.

It's clear that all marriages take work, commitment, and effective communication of needs, expectations and desires. Marriage isn't hard necessarily, but it becomes harder when people "go stupid." Essentially, when one or both partners behave out of anger, anxiety, hurt, defensiveness, or maliciousness, the problems escalate quickly.

Overall, there are common issues in most marriages where conflict is higher: 

Parents Guide for Disciplining Kids with ADHD

Receiving our son’s diagnosis of ADHD shed light as to why standard parenting advice wasn't really working in our home. Understanding our son's non-neurotypical condition enabled us to be more effective parents as we researched beneficial parenting techniques for children with ADHD.

For those parents who have been struggling to discipline their children with ADHD, I will go through the research we found which revolutionized our parenting practices and helped our son improve his behavior.

The Hardest Part About Living with Depression

Depression is different for different people. Writer and author Therese Borchard once told me it feels like “being encased in a glass table in the middle of your living room, able to see what is going on, but claustrophobic and suffocating, wanting so desperately to get out, but being locked inside.”

Author Graeme Cowan described depression as “terminal numbness.”

For some people, depression is draining and exhausting. They feel their sadness on a cellular level. For others, like Cowan, they feel nothing, not a neutral nothing, but a lack of feeling that
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Best of Our Blogs: September 7, 2018

It hasn't been long since the passing of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. People are still analyzing their situations trying to find hints of suicide, and signs that something was wrong.

It's important to know there are things you can look out for and places to go for help.

It's September and National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Please share your story, help to diminish the stigma and remind others where they can go for hope and support.

5 Enlightened Ways to Think About Mental Health

It’s time to eradicate stigmas.

Life is hard even under the best of circumstances. Without physical and mental health, it’s difficult to enjoy life and to thrive. It makes good sense to take care of ourselves and that includes getting help when we suffer physically or psychologically. When we feel sick we get ourselves to the doctor. And, when we feel so bad that we think about hurting ourselves or others, or when we cannot engage positively in work or in relationships, or we cannot accomplish what we want, we should seek help to feel better. It’s what all of us deserve!

They Aren’t Dangerous Characters: Life with Dissociative Identity Disorder

Dangerous characters with multiple personalities continue to be part of cinema. M. Night Shyamalan’s new film Glass, coming to theaters in January 2019, is a sequel to his 2017 movie “Split” and includes a villain with multiple personalities. Two other movies slated to come out in the next few years also depict volatile characters with multiple personalities: “Cowboy Ninja Viking” and the new film from DC Universe with the character “Crazy Jane.”

In “Split,” a sociopath with twenty-four personalities abducts three children. One personality, The Beast, is a cannibal with super-human strength. “Split” is just the latest in a long line of films that depict dangerous, evil characters with multiple personalities. The list includes “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” “Psycho,” “Dressed to Kill,” “Raising Cain,” “Primal Fear,” “Fight Club” and “Mr. Brooks.”

TPCS Podcast: Death in a Rehab Facility – One Woman’s Fight

For the millions of individuals with drug addictions, there are plenty of facilities out there for help. Some are public, some are private, but all have the goal of helping addicts to move on from drugs and live healthy lives again. Nothing in life is perfect, however, and sometimes things go awry at such facilities. Our guest, Mia St. John, is a 5-time World and International Boxing Champion. She's used to fighting. Listen as she tells the story of her son, who entered such a facility and never came out. She speaks of her own investigation of her son’s death, officially ruled a suicide, and the obstacles she encountered – and overcame – in her fight for the truth.


Why ‘Follow Your Passion’ Isn’t the Best Career Advice After All

It’s an often quoted phrase, "follow your passion," and it’s becoming even more prevalent career advice for both career changers and job seekers who aren’t sure what they should be doing. The idea being that if you follow your passion you’ll ultimately find a line of work that is fulfilling for you.

Online entrepreneur communities are rife with motivational quotes from successful individuals, across a range of backgrounds and industries, all with a very similar message: “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.”

But how true a message is this really?

Is Dating Different for Millennial Women?

Some say that dating is oh-so-different for millennials than for other women. Is this true?

Actually, yes and no. The answer depends largely on how a millennial decides to approach dating.

If you’re now in your twenties to mid-thirties, you’re a millennial. You may approach romantic love differently from people who are older. Millennials rely heavily on technology. The endless array of options in dating apps and choices can make it difficult for many to commit to a relationship. It becomes especially challenging to balance the desire for independence with commitment needs.