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    How to Truly 'Let It Go'

    You’ve heard the casual advice to “let it go.” But what does it really mean? Can you really do it? And, is it helpful?

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    When It Feels Like You're Walking on Eggshells With Your Partner

    If you are living in a constant state of vigilance, appeasing your partner at all costs, what does that say about your relationship?

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    How to Handle the Conflicting Emotions of Caregiving

    Caring for a loved one can be emotionally draining. Whether you’re caring for an aging parent, ill spouse, or a special needs child, you are likely to feel a mix of emotions.

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    Managing the Stress of Caregiving

    Being a caregiver for family is, by definition, stressful. This is true whether you are helping elderly parents or a sick family member ...

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    When Your Heart Feels Empty

    Having a sense of emptiness in your heart can be a soul-wrenching experience. It can bring episodes of intense aloneness, and then ...

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    4 Parenting Habits That Grow Emotionally Healthy Kids

    Need help parenting? While you can dive into the ocean of parenting books out there, you might want to start with some basic guidance ...

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    A Therapist's Tips for Stepparents

    Stepparenting can bring a lot of joy – and a lot of challenges, too. Just as a parent-child relationship evolves over time, so does ...

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    How to Avoid This Common Parenting Pitfall

    We do everything in our power to raise our children to be good people and to have a happy life. But in our efforts to lead them toward ...

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    How to Stop Intense Emotions From Overtaking You

    Feeling emotionally overwhelmed is similar to getting stuck in quicksand. If you accidentally walk into quicksand, you begin to sink ...

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    How to Use Good Memories to Feel Better

    Relationships are a great comfort and help when we’re going through emotional pain. While just having those connections can feel ...


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  • Leslie Becker-Phelps, PhD

    Leslie Becker-Phelps, PhD

    Dr. Becker-Phelps is a licensed psychologist in NJ and NY, and is on staff at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Somerset. She is dedicated to helping people understand themselves and what they need to do to become emotionally and psychologically healthy. She accomplishes this through her work as a psychotherapist, speaker and writer. She is the author of Bouncing Back from Rejection and Insecure in Love .