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    How Reading Might Make You Happier

    Everyone needs a little help getting through life sometimes. Relationship problems, depression, anxiety, grief, substance abuse, health ...

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    5 Tips for Solving Relationship Problems

    In my experience as a therapist, I’ve noticed that many relationship problems – whether between partners, family or close friends – can be ...

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    Have You Outgrown Your Partner?

    You’ve been part of “we” for a long time ... perhaps too long. Though you don’t like to acknowledge it (even to yourself), the two of you ...

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    Manopause: Can It Bring You Closer?

    By the time couples come to me for therapy, the wives are often beyond frustrated with how maintaining a close relationship seems to fall ...

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    Do You Feel Lonely in Your Relationship?

    Being single can feel lonely, but being in a relationship can feel lonely, too. If you’re in a relationship but still feel like you’re on ...

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    Are You “Settling” or Being Sensible?

    “Is there someone better for me out there?” If you’re asking yourself this question it’s really important that you understand the ...

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    Do You Expect Your Partner to Read Your Mind?

    Just as you’d pull back from a flame when you’re burned, you likely withdraw from your relationship when you partner upsets you. It’s ...

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    How to Deal with Jealousy

    Even when you are with the most trustworthy partner, jealousy can take over your mind and soul. You might find yourself paranoid, spying on ...

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    When Your Partner Is in Crisis: How to Help

    It can be incredibly painful to see your partner in distress or caught in a pattern of self-destructive habits. Although it’s not within ...

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    When Is a Relationship Beyond Saving?

    Every relationship, given enough time, goes through tumultuous periods – even if those episodes only involve a churning under the surface. ...


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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 .