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    How to Stop Going in Circles

    There are times when we seem to have lost our way – when we feel like we’re going nowhere or just moving in circles. How do you get back on ...

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    Your Phone May Be Impacting Your Relationships More Than You Think

    There’s no denying that smartphones help us connect with each other – but they can also keep us from being truly connected. A new study ...

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    What to Do When You Have Conflicting Feelings

    You’re not sure whether you really feel sad about your friend moving, or excited by the prospect of visiting her at her new home in Hawaii. ...

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    What a Hug Can Say to You

    While hugs will never make it onto the list of “official” therapies, they can be powerfully healing ... but only if they feel right. Hugs ...

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    Why You Need to Have More Fun

    You’ve probably heard that self-care is important – that you need to take time for yourself and do things that nurture your body and mind. ...

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    4 Signs That Your Focus on Success Is Causing Anxiety

    I treat many effective, successful people who are plagued by anxiety. In their efforts to do everything they can to excel, they are forever ...

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    5 Ways to Brighten Your Perspective

    Sometimes life gets overwhelming. A menacing cloud seems to darken your days, and everything looks bad. No matter how you try, you can’t ...

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    Can Selfies Harm Your Health?

    If you love – or hate – selfies, you might have taken an interest in some recent headlines claiming that “selfitis”, the compulsion to take ...

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    Want a Happy Marriage? Why Managing Your Expectations May Be the Key

    Having expectations for your marriage is just like having them for other goals. Set your sights low and you won’t be disappointed – but it ...

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    Why Being a ‘Lone Wolf’ Isn’t a Good Idea

    People can cause you so much pain and heartache that sometimes you might wonder whether you’d be better off quitting relationships ...


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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 .