There's new evidence that depression is not just a disorder of the mind.
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Suzanne Degges-White Ph.D.
There's a big difference between lying to protect the feelings of another and lying about your feelings to protect yourself.
Shame and guilt are warning signs that your behavior has either let you or someone else down. Shame, though, locks you in place, while guilt may propel you forward in a good way.
You can’t know for sure unless you see evidence or you're told, but some personality traits are more closely associated with infidelity.
Are “white lies" ever really okay? When you’re saving someone's feelings, yes. If you’re protecting yourself, not so much.
Everywhere you look, it seems that some celebrity’s infidelity is being exposed to the masses. No matter what a couple’s resources might be, monogamy and fidelity can't be bought.
Here are five questions to help you decide if a faltering relationship is worth the effort of repair or is better left behind.
It's not about how much money you spend on a particular new possession, it's about the social context and the relationships with others that influence the value of what you have.
It’s like using your sweetest voice, pet names, and special treats to entice your dog close enough to snap on the leash—that's how narcissists love bomb their prey.
Feeling hopeful about the future is key to feeling better about the now.
If your parents and partner just can't get along, these coping strategies may help you get through events unscathed.
If you let yourself forget that "it’s the thought that counts," you can be swindled into spending a lot more than you can afford.
It's not the holidays that increase the suicide rate; it's the post-holiday let-down and loss of connection that can lead to increased risk.
Narcissists who are especially effective at winning the affection and praise of others may also leave a trail of broken relationships.
It’s an interesting phenomenon that people often desire what is forbidden. Wanting what you can’t have can be seductive.
The harder you look for what’s gone wrong in your life, the easier that target will be to hit.
Narcissists don't maintain normal relationships; they use people to meet their own needs.
When a romantic partner makes you feel like an accessory rather than an equal partner, something is amiss.
Getting “Back to Human” is an important goal and the book provides a blueprint for understanding ways that you can do just that.
The irony of social media is that it makes our virtual selves available 24/7—but our devotion to the medium can leave some people in real life isolation.
The polarizing issues in the world today require a new perspective. Each side must acknowledge that "we both may be right in some ways, and wrong in some others."
Men are more likely to relapse from recovery when they're at the top of their game. Women tend to relapse when they feel bad.
If we can find true north by looking at the stars, who's to say that we won't find our true path by how the planets are aligned?
Keeping older adults alive longer may not be as important as helping young and midlife adults actually live to see older adulthood.
Men named John, James, Michael, David, Robert, and Daniel are more likely to be found in the C-Suites than any females in many professional fields.
Shared activities and life events connect us with potential virtual friends, and their proximity seals the deal—allowing us to carry our support group in our pockets.
The strength of the hold of an addiction on your child is a predictor of the magnitude of the fight you will face.
If you're going to "talk dirty" to someone, you're more likely to win their heart if you do it in a way that showcases your intelligence and creativity.
The shape of communication and connection may shift with technology, but the shape and substance of healthy friendships reflects a half dozen key rules.
No matter how far technology takes us, there is still no way to escape the need to avoid isolation and to connect with others.
The addiction epidemic affects not only the individuals caught in the web of addiction, but also their parents, who may be overwhelmed by a flood of conflicting emotions.
Suzanne Degges-White, Ph.D., is a licensed counselor and professor at Northern Illinois University.