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What is ‘the wall?’ | Big Think interview


Psychological ‘walls’ harm us over time — instead of protect us

Appraising a ubiquitous feature among modern folk.

  • In uncertain social situations, we tend to defend ourselves by putting a psychological “wall” up.
  • For those who are very cautious, people who engage with them may feel an outright “dismissal.”
  • Cultivating trust is more important than ever in overcoming many peoples’ walls to build relationships with them.

What is the wall? No, not the colossal fortification that separates the Seven Kingdoms from […]

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How Important Is It That You Make Friends With Other Moms? | Romper interview

When I was expecting my eldest daughter, and even through the first year after her birth, I was adamant about not needing any new friends. My partner, in-laws, the parenting blogs I read, and my own mother all seemed to preach the importance of becoming friends with other moms, but I was resolved not to allow having a kid to “change my life.” It seemed to me that if I actively worked toward making new pals, I’d […]

2019-09-26T22:34:47+00:00By |Categories: Article, Self Help, Self-Esteem|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on How Important Is It That You Make Friends With Other Moms? | Romper interview

9 Ways Being Single Can Improve Your Life | Time Magazine interview


Being single isn’t always a walk in the park—especially when movies and television shows seem to push the concept that you aren’t truly “complete” until you’ve found a significant other.

People’s single lives are often portrayed as a sort of purgatory they are forced to endure until they find their soul mates. So much so that a 2008 study published in the European Journal of Social Psychology found that single people are often thought to be unhappy by others.

But experts say these […]

2019-09-26T22:34:53+00:00By |Categories: Article, Interview, Relationship Expert, Self Help, Self-Esteem, Time|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on 9 Ways Being Single Can Improve Your Life | Time Magazine interview

Relationship Experts Offer Advice On How To Recover After Your Partner Cheats | APlus interview


When it comes to relationships, most will agree there’s no greater breach of trust than infidelity. Cheating can shatter lives and end relationships. But, for the victims, relationship experts say there are options. There are ways to bounce back – even when all hope seems lost.

First and foremost, after discovering your partner has cheated, you must take time to honor and acknowledge your emotions.

Dr. Gary Brown, a prominent relationship therapist in Los Angeles, advises […]

From ‘Lonely’ to ‘With Yourself’ This Holiday | article for The Huffington Post

By Susan Winter

Want to go from feeling ‘lonely’ to ‘with yourself’ this holiday? My article for The Huffington Post reveals the mindset that makes this possible.

The holidays can create difficult emotional states for many people.

The hype and expectations surrounding this time period are intense. Commercials and movies emphasize happy, loving families enjoying their time together and couples in cozy, warm images of endless love.

But what about those people whose lives don’t match these images? What about the widowed, […]

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