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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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    How Your Childhood May Be Affecting Your Relationship

    People are often surprised to realize just how much their childhood relationships seem to be playing out in adulthood, especially in ...

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    6 Questions to Ask Before Sex

    Despite how we see it portrayed in the media, sex is a very personal act – with both emotional and physical consequences. So, it’s ...

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    Divorce: A Reason to Party?

    We’ve come a long way since the word “divorce” was said in hushed tones, suggesting shame and failure. We’ve come so far, in fact ...

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    Does Your Marriage Need More Love?

    How much do you love your spouse? This can feel like a hopelessly confusing question in part because love can be so difficult to ...


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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.