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Robi Ludwig, Psy.D.
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Psychotherapist, TV commentator, author and care.com contributor.

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Rx for Achieving a Rock Solid Relationship

(0) Comments | Posted September 29, 2014 | 9:26 AM

I came across an interesting blog article last week. The topic was about marriage. I know, it's a topic that's been written about extensively, so what made this article that different from the many out there? Besides having a clever hook (a mysterious build up to the answer), the recommendation...

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Successful Strategies to Find the Right Therapist

(0) Comments | Posted September 13, 2014 | 11:21 AM

Looking for the right therapist can feel like a daunting task even under the best of circumstances. After all, you don't want to put your mental health in the hands of just anyone. That would be a frightening thought.

Luckily, searching for the perfect therapist doesn't have to...

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Strategies to Connect Your Way Into Ultimate Success

(2) Comments | Posted August 7, 2014 | 4:46 PM

We are all social beings, no surprise there. In fact, it seems so obvious, we can easily take it for granted. Connecting is in our DNA. We are not meant to live our lives alone and in isolation. This internal pull to connect with others has helped us...

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Can You Really Shop Your Way To Happiness?

(0) Comments | Posted July 8, 2014 | 9:33 AM

Stop the press! Scientists have found some uplifting evidence to suggest new purchases can actually combat our feelings of sadness and increase our motivation level. I knew there was an excellent reason for my lifelong love affair with shopping. Who wouldn't want to feel good, look good, and be more...

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Selfie Psychology: Is There an Age Expiration Date for This New Trend?

(1) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 1:08 PM

The first selfie I ever took was in college. It was way before the word selfie even existed and was taken with a camera which had film that needed to be developed. Imagine that? So when I was asked to talk about how old is too old to take a...

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The Healing Power of Heartbreak: Why We Should All Have This Painful Experience

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 12:36 PM

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Heartbreak. It's one of the biggest issues that comes up in my private practice. Love gone awry equals deep emotional pain, a spike in insecurity and a temporary desire to retreat from the world, at least from the dating world. Nothing can...

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Thank You for Critiquing Me?

(2) Comments | Posted June 19, 2014 | 9:01 AM

I recently got an email from a high-profile TV personality and colleague of mine. She's not only well known, but very successful and well respected in her field. She was in the middle of writing an article about women and criticism, Inspired by Hillary Clinton's advice to her...

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How Long Is Too Long for Boomerang Kids to Live With Their Parents?

(1) Comments | Posted August 14, 2013 | 3:03 PM

Each generation has its own distinct personality and challenges, and the millennials are no exception. Millennials were the last set of babies born during the 20th century, and they are a much larger and more diverse group than baby boomers. As this generation settles into the new economic realities of...

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Child Safety in a New World of Global and Forever

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2013 | 5:39 PM

Remember that '70s slogan, "Do you know where your children are?" If it were to be updated to reflect today's concerns, it would read, "Do you know what your children are doing online?" If your kids are using social networks, instant messaging, texting, webcams and blogging, it is more likely...

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America's Evolving Values: First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage -- But What About Your First Home Together?

(2) Comments | Posted April 22, 2013 | 3:54 PM

We know that American values are changing and that cultural trends serve as a good indicator of where the country is headed. Among student loans and delaying marriage until midlife, millennial couples have been leaving their mark by leading a significant cultural shift in how people both buy and sell...

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So, You Really Want To Be in TV? Well, It's Your Lucky Day!

(1) Comments | Posted December 27, 2012 | 2:46 PM

I remember when I first wanted to get into television. I had absolutely no idea how to go about doing it. I quickly realized that just talking about my TV dreams wasn't enough to make it happen. After all, getting into television doesn't just materialize magically. As I'm sure you...

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Bully Me No More

(2) Comments | Posted October 22, 2012 | 2:05 PM

I recently went on a high school tour with my son where a high school principal made a powerful statement: "You're not considered smart here if you're not kind and thoughtful, so make a quiet promise to yourself to be kind." She then went on to say that this is...

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Nurturing Your Child's Passion Without Becoming a Dreadful Stage Mom

(0) Comments | Posted May 30, 2012 | 10:48 AM

Sheryl Berk never imagined one of her daughter's sleepovers would eventually inspire a collaborative project and published book, but that's exactly what happened. It's all thanks to Sheryl's simple mom philosophy: "Just follow your kids lead."

For many moms, finding the delicate balance between encouraging your child without overly...

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Home Sweet Home

(0) Comments | Posted May 17, 2012 | 2:32 PM

I'm a pretty emotional person, so when my parents told me they were selling our childhood home, I was a little surprised by my reaction. I was happy for them, of course. I was happy they were able to move into a condo they loved. It was a place they...

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Life Lessons Learned Over Coffee

(1) Comments | Posted October 27, 2011 | 2:09 PM

I don't always know where my life lessons or inspirations are going to come from. Sometimes they come from an article or a good book. Other times they occur while I'm at work or on vacation, when my thoughts seem to focus on the complexities of life. This time my...

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But I'm Not Ready For The Two of You to Divorce Yet!

(14) Comments | Posted September 7, 2011 | 6:42 PM

My son recently came back after spending the day with one of his closest friends. He had this look in his eyes that said, "I have something interesting to say."

"Hey, Mom, do you know why my friend has two homes in the city?" he asked with genuine curiosity.

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To Spank or Not to Spank, That Is the Question!

(14) Comments | Posted August 24, 2011 | 1:29 PM

In the middle of a popular New York City toy store stood a very tearful little boy. He looked no more than 5 years old as he increased his tearful pleas. The young dad bent down and unsuccessfully tried to reason with his increasingly disgruntled son, who at this point...

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