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    When It Feels Like You're Walking on Eggshells With Your Partner

    If you are living in a constant state of vigilance, appeasing your partner at all costs, what does that say about your relationship?

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    How to Live a More Daring Life

    Living a full and meaningful life requires vulnerability. You have to take chances, whether by opening yourself up to relationships or ...

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    When Your Heart Feels Empty

    Having a sense of emptiness in your heart can be a soul-wrenching experience. It can bring episodes of intense aloneness, and then ...

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    Stop Focusing on Your Flaws

    Do you tend to see evidence of your inadequacies and flaws wherever you look? If you do, your brain is projecting those perceptions ...

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    Social Media Could Be Making Your Loneliness Worse

    Social media allows us to connect 24/7 with an unlimited number of people. Yet, this form of “connection” is leaving many people as ...

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    Taking a Closer Look at Your Relationship With Your Phone

    Who do you choose to interact with most? For many of us, the answer is not a person, but rather their phone. As with any relationship ...

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    Stressed? Spending Time With Animals Might Help

    If you’ve ever pet a soft animal like a dog, cat, or bunny when you’re upset, you probably know first-hand how calming animals can be ...

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    The Good News About Getting Older

    Getting older can be scary. But what many people fail to realize is that it also often brings greater happiness and general satisfaction ...

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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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    How to Stop Going in Circles

    There are times when we seem to have lost our way – when we feel like we’re going nowhere or just moving in circles. How do you get back on ...


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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 .