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    How to Let Go of Your Guilt After a Loved One Dies

    If you relate to feeling like you’ve let a deceased loved one down, you may find it helpful to think about them in a different way.

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    Divorcing During the Pandemic: 4 Tips From a Therapist

    Divorce is a complicated process -- and even more so during a pandemic. Here's what a therapist suggests.

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    Your Grief Is a Reflection of Your Love

    When you lose someone you love, the grief can be overwhelming. Though explanations alone can never be enough to soothe soul-searing grief ...

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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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    How to Recover From a Breakup

    It’s over. You know it’s over. But you just can’t seem to walk away. Sometimes it’s hard to truly let go, even when you know it’s time. To ...

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    How to Really Help Someone Who Is Going Through a Hard Time

    When someone is in pain – whether it is caused by sickness, heartbreak, or failure – you cannot magically make it disappear, no matter how ...

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    When Someone You Love Is Hurting – How to Help

    When someone you care about is upset, it can be hard to know how to help. Though their distress tugs at your heart, you may find that you ...

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    Have a Shoulder to Cry On? Why It Helps

    Does crying on someone’s shoulder really help – or does doing this just mean that you’re emotionally weak? The answer is clear: It really ...

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    Unexpected Break-Up? How to Cope

    Breaking up hurts - but even more so when the break-up wasn't your idea. While there’s no way to avoid the pain, you can choose how to ...

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    Sudden Break-Up? What to Do

    Break-ups are usually painful, but when they come without warning – seemingly out of the blue – they can feel devastating. Understandably, ...


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    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 .