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    Signs It's Time to Seek Marriage Counseling

    By the time most couples attend their first counseling session, they are far down the road toward irreconcilable differences. There are ...

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    6 Situations Where Therapy Can Be Helpful

    Have you ever wondered whether psychotherapy might help you? Though most people are aware of what therapy is in a general sense, many ...

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    How to Choose a Therapist

    You know it’s time to seek therapy - your struggles have become too much for you to cope with on your own (or with the support of ...

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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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    5 Ways Animals Can Improve Your Life

    As any animal lover will tell you, having a pet can change your life. Our pets (and other animals) not only give us company and comfort ...

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    Have You Outgrown Your Partner?

    You’ve been part of “we” for a long time ... perhaps too long. Though you don’t like to acknowledge it (even to yourself), the two of you ...

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    Do You Feel Lonely in Your Relationship?

    Being single can feel lonely, but being in a relationship can feel lonely, too. If you’re in a relationship but still feel like you’re on ...

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    Do You Expect Your Partner to Read Your Mind?

    Just as you’d pull back from a flame when you’re burned, you likely withdraw from your relationship when you partner upsets you. It’s ...

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    When Your Partner Is in Crisis: How to Help

    It can be incredibly painful to see your partner in distress or caught in a pattern of self-destructive habits. Although it’s not within ...

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    When Is a Relationship Beyond Saving?

    Every relationship, given enough time, goes through tumultuous periods – even if those episodes only involve a churning under the surface. ...

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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 .