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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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    How to Spot a Narcissist

    Most of us are drawn to shiny, new things. In the social realm, it means meeting new people who are engaging, have interesting things to say, and are exciting ...

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    When Your Partner Is Dismissive

    Feeling that your partner truly listens to you is essential for a healthy relationship. So, when your partner seems to dismiss your …

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    Is Social Media Good or Bad for You?

    Kristen had a falling out with friends, and now it hurts to see them on Facebook having fun without her. She keeps checking to see what ...

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    Is Your Relationship Healthy? 8 Signs to Look For

    Just as it’s a good idea to schedule routine checkups to assess the health of your body and catch any problems before they become serious, ...

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    How Your Self-Improvement Goals Could Affect Your Relationship

    You’ve decided to make a change – maybe it’s taking off a few inches from your waistline, engaging more enthusiastically in the life you ...

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    How to Get to the Root of Your Arguments

    Every couple has disagreements – from squabbles about leaving dirty socks on the floor to battles over spending too much money. Frequently, ...

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    How Much Privacy Is Healthy in a Relationship?

    To create a healthy, emotionally close relationship, partners need to share what’s in their heart – but that doesn’t mean they need to ...

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    Asking ‘Why’ Just Keeps You Stuck – What to Ask Yourself Instead

    When you’re dealing with emotional struggles, your first instinct might be to ask yourself “why” questions – but those will usually get you ...

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    Tips for Keeping Your Marriage Happy

    When I meet with couples for therapy, one of the best predictors of how well the therapy will progress is the way they talk about their ...


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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.