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Recognizing and overcoming emotional dependency

If you constantly feel dependent on others to help you navigate through life and make decisions, you may be emotionally dependent. Psychologist

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Dealing with rejection: how to handle and master hurt

Rejection is painful, so how can we learn to deal with it better? From building up your self-confidence to remaining open, Ed Gould offers up some

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The six keys to positive communication

Communicating better can help you achieve your goals and deepen your relationships. By JULIEN C. MIRIVEL on behalf of Greater Good Science

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Recognizing and overcoming emotional dependency

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If you constantly feel dependent on others to help you navigate through life and make decisions, you may be emotionally dependent. Psychologist Stanislava Puač Jovanović explains what the term means

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Dealing with rejection: how to handle and master hurt

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Rejection is painful, so how can we learn to deal with it better? From building up your self-confidence to remaining open, Ed Gould offers up some techniques on how to master hurt.

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The six keys to positive communication

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Communicating better can help you achieve your goals and deepen your relationships. By JULIEN C. MIRIVEL on behalf of Greater Good Science Center.
 
When I was 15 years old, I

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Toxic siblings: how to recognise and deal with them

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Those of us with brothers and sisters are used to having fallouts with them. But at what point does it mean you could relationship with your sibling could be toxic? Psychologist Stanislava Puač

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Inner peace: the 3 key techniques to finding it

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In today's noisy and unsettling world, in can be difficult to find inner peace and tranquility.
Dee Marques explores the three key techniques that can help: mindfulness, shadow work and

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Mindful listening: 6 ways to improve conversational skills

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If you struggle to give your full attention to others when in conversation, mindful listening can help you improve your conversation skills. Dee Marques explains six ways to develop the practice and

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6 types of intimacy and how to cultivate them

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Intimacy is more than just about sex and physicality. As Dee Marques explains, there are many different types of intimacy, such as emotional and creative. Discover how you can cultivate these

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How to improve intimacy: 9 techniques to try

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By improving your emotional and sexual intimacy with a partner, you can boost your overall happiness levels. So, from talking more to avoiding secrets, here are nine ways you can improve intimacy

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What is Intimacy Anorexia and how to identify it in relationships

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Can the tendency to withhold intimacy potentially harm a marriage or render damage to a relationship? Sonia Vadlamani walks us through what Intimacy Anorexia entails, the causes, and the seven keys

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The importance of community: 7 key benefits

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Humans aren't meant to be alone all the time: connecting as part of a meaningful community is important for our mental well-being. Dee Marques discovers seven ways in which community belonging can

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Self-sabotaging relationships: why do we do it and how can we stop?

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What are the signs of self-sabotaging in relationships and why do we often undermine our possibilities of a successful romance? Psychologist Stanislava Puač Jovanović explains the logic behind

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How to keep connecting with strangers during the pandemic

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Fleeting, everyday social interactions matter for our well-being, research suggests. By JILL SUTTIE on behalf of Greater Good Science Center.
 
I love my husband and my son. But I

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Mindful parenting: a guide

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Mindful parenting is a tool to help you clear your mind and open your heart, says meditation and mindfulness teacher Ann Vrlak. Discover how to reconnect with yourself and your intentions as a parent

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Radical empathy: what is it and what are the benefits?

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Listening deeply to those who may not agree with may not sound appealing but it can actually help us connect, learn and grow compassion. Jacqui Paterson explores the benefits of radical or 'extreme'

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6 secrets to raising happy children: top tips from a mum and teacher

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As parents or future parents, we want nothing more than for our kids to be happy. But can we guide our children into a more joyful way of being? Mother and teacher Molly Scanlan believes we can by

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Constructive criticism: its benefits and how to give it

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Giving someone criticism can be tough, especially if they're sensitive. Learn how to be more compassionate with your feedback and advice by giving criticism constructively.
 
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Eight keys to bridging our differences

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There are many misconceptions about bridging differences, so we consulted with researchers and practitioners to clarify what it is — and what it isn’t. BY SCOTT SHIGEOKA and JASON MARSH on behalf of

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How to talk to a parent with dementia: 8 tips to improve communication

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Learning how to talk to a parent with dementia takes both resilience and time. Dee Marques shares eight key strategies to help you deal with the communication process more

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Ever thought ‘I have no friends’? Here’s how to make new ones as an adult

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Making new friends as an adult is easier than it appears. So, if you've ever said 'I have no friends', these six tips from Ed Gould will boost your buddy count and your happiness

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Why is family important for happiness?

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From mutual support and solidarity to a sense of belonging, there are many ways 'family' – including our own chosen tribe – can help us. So, if you're asking 'why is family important for

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How to promote intimacy and deepen connection: 5 easy exercises

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Feeling connected to others in a world that's increasingly individualistic may seem a challenge, but as  Dee Marques explains, there are some simple exercises you can use to develop stronger bonds,

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What playfulness can do for your relationship

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Being silly with your partner may have some serious benefits. By Kira M. Newman on behalf of the Greater Good Science Center.

I live with a hip-wiggler. When we’re in an elevator, Fred

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How to forgive someone

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Practising forgiveness is a key way to cultivate deeper happiness. However, forgiving someone – or yourself – isn't always easy. Here, Arlo Laibowitz shares some great steps on how to make the

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What to do after a break-up: 10 tips for recovery

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When a relationship ends, our world often falls apart. From fighting isolation to rediscovering your inner 'self', here are ten ideas from Dee Marques on what to do after a break-up, so you can

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Losing a parent: 6 tips for coping with loss

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The death of parent is often devastating and can lead to both physical and mental health issues for the child. But, as Dee Marques writes, there are ways of dealing with the pain. Here, she shares

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