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Relationships and Family

Can a Blended Family Survive Different Parenting Styles?

Blended families are increasingly common today, with the Pew Research Center reporting that 40% of families have at least one partner with a child from a previous marriage or relationship. So, how do parents come together to make their perhaps

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Relationships and Family

How to Know When It’s Time for a Divorce

All relationships go through rough patches. But when considering a permanent separation, how do you know when to call it quits? How do you know when it’s the time for divorce versus staying in the relationship and trying to make

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Conditions and Illnesses

What is Binge Eating Disorder?

Binge eating is an eating disorder where a person has a pattern of intentionally and regularly eating large amounts of food to the point of discomfort at least once a week for at least three months. Binges are the rapid

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Transitions and Change

Coming to Terms with a Terminal Illness Diagnosis

If you or someone you know was diagnosed with a terminal illness, you may be looking for wisdom about how to feel or react. The truth is, there is no one way to respond to receiving such news. This post

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Addiction and Recovery

What is Substance Abuse?

Substance abuse describes the use of illegal drugs or the misuse of legal drugs that causes problems with a person’s day-to-day activities, work, relationships, and life in general. More than 20 million people in the U.S. were diagnosed with substance

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Relationships and Family

What is Financial Abuse?

When people think of domestic violence, they typically only consider physical abuse. But domestic violence includes taking away another’s autonomy and control of their lives. Financial abuse is one way people control others. Financial abuse occurs in 98% of abusive

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Relationships and Family

How to Mentally Cope With a Child Leaving for College

If you’re struggling with your child leaving for college, you’re not alone. Many parents deal with emotions like distress, sadness, and confusion when it’s time for their children to leave the nest. This post outlines some of the challenges parents

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Relationships and Family

Ways to Prevent Sexual Abuse

You can’t fully protect a child or adult from sexual abuse, but there are steps you can take to reduce the risk of sexual abuse occurring.

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Addiction and Recovery

What Are Hallucinogens?

Hallucinogens are drugs that cause distortions in people’s reality while producing a euphorically good feeling. While under the influence of hallucinogens, some people claim to see, hear, and feel things that seem real but aren’t.

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Therapy Tools

Healing with Rehabilitative Therapy

At its core, mental health rehabilitation works to help a person re-establish a sense of emotional health so they can once again function in their regular life. Often, rehabilitative therapy includes in-patient or intensive outpatient support for individuals recovering from mental health diagnoses.

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Addiction and Recovery

Why Addiction Changes How Your Brain Works

Addiction is a chronic disease that profoundly affects your brain and how it operates. Understanding how addiction and the brain intercept is crucial to recognizing how substance and behavioral addictions hijack your brain.

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Addiction and Recovery

Coping With Love Addiction Withdrawal

Most people are familiar with the whirlwind of feelings that come with falling in love. You may make rash decisions, want to be with the person all the time, and deprioritize other things in your life during this stage of