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Avoidance

Love Avoidance: Dance Partner to Love Addiction

Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T. | Posted 06.22.2015 | Women
Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T.

Where the sex addict seeks to medicate his or her pain with episodes of sexual gratification and acting out, including promiscuity, using porn, exhibitionism or voyeurism, the love addict is more concerned with emotional gratification.

My Child Won't Go to School: School Avoidance and What to Do

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 04.13.2015 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

It is important that we remember that children want to succeed and feel good. When they are avoiding or refusing to go to school (their job), it means something isn't right for them and it is our job as parents and educators to figure it out.

Building Blocks In Transit

Betsy Hnath | Posted 03.08.2015 | Women
Betsy Hnath

I choose to believe that every challenge we face head-on isn't just important, it is essential to our development as individuals to grow and succeed emotionally. It is by turning those stones and filling in the mortar that we establish our strength.

Sexual Rejection From Your Partner Damages Your Self-Esteem

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 08.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

When your partner consistently avoids sex and intimacy, or on the rare occasion when they are willing, are obviously doing so reluctantly -- the accumulations of repeated rejections are likely to have a big impact on your self-esteem.

Resist the Rescue!

Nora T. Akins | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
Nora T. Akins

Some managers, especially those new to the role believe they need to know everything. They see themselves as the answer-man or the go-to-person. This thinking unnecessarily reduces one's confidence and works against the role of manager, coach or leader.

Got Rejected? How You Respond Can Damage Your Emotional Health

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

The bottom line is that rejections are a fact of life -- we all experience them and we all hurt when we do. The best thing we can do is to soothe our emotional pain, take steps to revive our self-esteem, and to connect to our core groups and by doing so remind ourselves that others value and love us even if our date does not.

Fatigue as a Symptom of Repression

Kimberly Berg | Posted 09.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Kimberly Berg

The next time you're feeling tired, question yourself, ask your body what it wants to say. The smallest new thought could reveal deeply hidden truths. Rather than dismiss these new ideas, include them.

Catherine Pearson

Why You Shouldn't Let Your Kids Avoid Their Fears

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 03.14.2013 | Parents

Children who avoid situations or objects that frighten them are more likely to have anxiety issues down the road, according to a new Mayo Clinic study...

How Avoidance Will Make You Fearful

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Think about everything you are missing out on because of what you are avoiding. How much richer could your life become if you didn't feel the need to hide from your fears? What would you be able to do? Supposing you were not fearful, think how great your life would be.

A Deep Longing: An Interview With Michael Lowenthal, Author of The Paternity Test

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 01.15.2013 | Books
Judy Bolton-Fasman

Michael Lowenthal's fourth novel, The Paternity Test, is a beautifully told story that brings myriad social issues to the forefront, and also manages to be a literary page-turner.

Dying for a Laugh: The Painful Birth of a Star

Barry Michels | Posted 09.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Barry Michels

Anyone can empathize with how uncomfortable it would be for someone with Vinny's background to ask for help. But by avoiding this vulnerability, Vinny had effectively dead-ended his career.

It's Time: Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone

Barry Michels | Posted 08.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Barry Michels

For most of us, avoidance becomes a way of life. We barricade ourselves behind an invisible barrier and don't venture out because beyond the wall is pain. This safe space Phil and I call the "comfort zone."

Anger Management: Avoid The Health Risks Of Blowing Your Top

MSNBC | Posted 04.18.2012 | Fifty

Got anger issues? Psychiatrist Gail Saltz appeared on "Today" to discuss some of the unhealthy ways people have learned to blow off steam, which can h...

A Day in the Strife of a Writer

Eliezer Sobel | Posted 12.09.2011 | Books
Eliezer Sobel

On my way to the studio I notice the path is partly blocked by an overgrown shrub, so I put the pliers down, go to the tool shed to get hedge clippers and trim back the intrusive plant. I go in and sit at my desk to prepare for the class.

Blame is a Trap (Video)

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Steven Crandell

Some people think blame is a way to escape trouble.

A Deeper Look at Procrastination: Which Type Are you?

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

Is all procrastination the same and does it always serve the same goal? How does your personality fit with your own personal art of procrastination?