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    Do You Really Have to Love Yourself Before You Can Love Someone Else?

    Do you need to love yourself before you can love someone else? Though conventional wisdom says yes, the real answer is much more ...

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    When You and Your Partner Disagree

    You love each other, but disagreements can drive a wedge between you. You turn from caring partners to tense rivals. As you each focus ...

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    When You're in an Affair

    You are in an affair. Maybe you tell yourself that you didn’t mean for it to happen; regardless, you’re now in a messy situation with ...

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    Let Them See the Real You

    When someone catches your eye, you might try to get their attention by playing up your physical attributes or turning on the charm. A coy ...

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    7 Signs of an Abusive Relationship

    Abusive relationships aren’t just about physical violence. Abuse comes in many forms – emotional, psychological, sexual. And, though ...

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    How to Connect With Strangers

    As much as you might want to connect more with other people, the thought of striking up conversation with a stranger can be daunting ...

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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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    How Relationships Can Affect Your Stress Levels

    You know that healthy, supportive relationships bring joy and fulfillment to your life – but did you know they can also help lower your ...

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    Can You Really Trust Your Gut?

    “Trust your gut.” We hear this advice a lot, but is it wise? Your gut – or intuition – can be very helpful. It can alert you when ...


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  • Leslie Becker-Phelps, PhD

    Leslie Becker-Phelps, PhD

    Dr. Becker-Phelps is a well-respected psychologist, who 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 the book Insecure in Love.