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Carol Smaldino | Posted 04.15.2016 | Impact
Carol Smaldino

I'm spurred to write on this topic because it can be a problem. I have a friend, first and foremost a friend in real life, one who is also a friend on...

What's Communication Got to Do With... Lasting Love?

Mark Baer | Posted 02.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Baer

Try and assess the ratio of positive to negative comments you make to each other. Chances are, you may need to make some adjustments in that regard, if you value your significant other and hope to celebrate many more love and romance-filled Valentine's Days together.

When Our Feelings Are Hurt

Sarah Galla | Posted 02.01.2016 | Parents
Sarah Galla

How do we handle when our feelings are hurt, when the would-be offender was really only guilty of poor delivery of necessary information? How do we teach our children what we as adults can't even seem to master?

Stop Getting Drunk on the Drama

Mary Holloway | Posted 01.18.2016 | Divorce
Mary Holloway

A decision that someone made hurt me deeply. I spent a small amount of time in a pity party of my own making. I was exhausted, and I didn't have the energy to do anything about it, so I just let it wash over me for a time.

6 Tips to Avoid Hurt Feelings When Your Friends Divorce

Barry Gold | Posted 09.30.2015 | Divorce
Barry Gold

If one party in the divorce has been wronged, then that wronged spouse is going to see neutrality as acceptance of the ex's actions. And that spouse will consider any embrace of the bad actor a statement that you don't care about the hurt he or she endured.

3 Steps To Dump The Baggage And Move On With Your Love Life

Michelle Martin | Posted 05.28.2015 | Fifty
Michelle Martin

Dating in our teens and 20s was challenging. Dating in our middle adult years, with significant exes, children, pets, mortgages, careers and a boatload of emotional, physical and perhaps even financial baggage, may seem impossible.

5 Reasons Rejection In Online Dating Hurts So Bad

Joe Seldner | Posted 05.27.2015 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

Online dating over 50 is a petri dish for weird behaviors, a lot of it kind of fascinating. But one of the weirdest behaviors is the phenomenon of people getting their feelings hurt by, and reacting angrily to, people they haven't even met.

Trigger Warning: I Am About to Critique Trigger Warnings

Gad Saad | Posted 04.07.2015 | College
Gad Saad

There are justifiable case-by-case situations wherein an educator might exhibit targeted sensitivity to a student's unique circumstances. This is humane and laudable. In most instances though, trigger warnings are not a manifestation of justified empathy but are symptomatic of an ailing culture.

Do You Engage in Conscious Combat or Are You Just Fighting?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 03.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

It's been said that living with an open heart requires a cup of understanding, a barrel of love, and an ocean of patience. Sometimes that seems like an understatement.

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.

How Social Media Plays A Role In Our Emotional Health

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 04.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

Although there are a thousand ways to feel rejected on social media, 999 of them are probably not personal. Assuming the worst in these situations will not only cause you unnecessary hurt, it can make you reach incorrect conclusions about your friendships and assume problems exist where they do not.

Am I To Blame For His/Her Affair?

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 02.05.2014 | Women
Robert C. Jameson

It would be easy to say, "Yes, you were to blame." And it would be just as easy to say, "No, it wasn't your fault. You're not to be blamed." If you're feeling confused and a little upset right about now, then you're in the right place.

5 Tips for Minimizing Family Tensions Over Thanksgiving

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

Family gatherings over the holidays usually involve heightened emotions of all kinds. Such events might begin with an atmosphere of joy, connection, love and caring but they don't always end on the same note.

Who Forgives Whom?

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 08.21.2013 | Good News
William B. Bradshaw

There's long been a theological debate as to whether we sin against one another or sin against God. If we sin against one another, then forgiveness i...

Jason Linkins

Chuck Grassley Really Upset That Obama Doesn't Call Him Anymore | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

According to The Hill, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) -- whom the publication calls "a pivotal deal-maker in Congress" -- is really feeling down in the ...

How To Really Understand Your Emotions

Andrea Wachter | Posted 05.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

One of the most important aspects of being human is the fact that we have feelings -- all day long. And yet, rarely are we taught healthy ways to cope with them. Who among us learned about coping with emotions in school?

Do People Sometimes Accuse You of Being Too Sensitive?

Maureen Anderson | Posted 04.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

To inspire people to find work they love, and live without regret. I used to think that was the goal of my talk show. And it is, but there's somethin...

Feelings Getting Out of Hand? 4 Tips on How Not to Sweat the Small Stuff

Deanna Brann, Ph.D. | Posted 03.18.2013 | Women
Deanna Brann, Ph.D.

The next time you are in an awkward or unpleasant situation with someone who matters, don't stew about it. If you decide it's best to deal with the situation yourself by moving beyond your feelings, use these four tips and stop sweating the small stuff!

Relationship Advice: Should I Tell Him How I Really Feel?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 12.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Psychotherapists often advise their clients to share their feelings with the important people in their life. Is this good advice?

Recognize Your Emotions: The Importance Of Feeling

Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D. | Posted 11.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D.

When we allow our emotions to be felt, they do have a trajectory of their own, and we don't get to fully control it. This seems to be why feelings can feel so scary.

Don't Take It Personally

Vaishali | Posted 11.05.2012 | Healthy Living

Taking things personally damages our universal vision. It contracts our perception of self into a very small and narrow point in time. It limits and restricts our sight; it misguides our higher inclusive wisdom.

Soul-Talk: How To Avoid Any More Secret Hurts

Russell Bishop | Posted 10.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

When I can hold the difference in my consciousness, when I can recognize the Divine in the other as independent from the choices the personality might make, I find my life is easier, characterized by more grace, acceptance and loving.

Soul-Talk: How To Heal Your Secret Hurt

Russell Bishop | Posted 10.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

If you have ever trampled all over someone, either intentionally or unintentionally, and later regretted your actions, then perhaps you understand the value of forgiveness.

How To Let Go Of Your Hurt Feelings

Agapi Stassinopoulos | Posted 03.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Agapi Stassinopoulos

Wouldn't life be so much easier without hurt feelings? Well, maybe. But I believe that hurt feelings can also provide a powerful opportunity for self-awareness and healing.

Wyoming High School Football Coach Resigns Over 'Hurt Feeling Survey'

The Huffington Post | Dan Treadway | Posted 08.16.2012 | Sports

A high school football coach from Wyoming has made national news as a result of a survey he handed out to his players titled "The Hurt Feelings Report...