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When Is Sexting Cheating?

When Is Sexting Cheating?

Think long and hard before you press that send button. In mid-2010, Rep Anthony Weiner (D-NY) announced that he was…
What are Codependent Relationships?

What are Codependent Relationships?

Although there is no diagnosis for Codependency in the DSM-V, it can be a useful concept in understanding how some…
Sex Addiction and Infidelity

Sex Addiction and Infidelity

With celebrities, sports heroes, and politicians repeatedly getting caught in sexual indiscretions, marital infidelity, and repeated affairs, the public is…
What is an Emotional Affair?

What is an Emotional Affair?

Sexuality infidelity is pretty cut and dry; one partner steps outside the bounds of the relationship and engages in sexual…
The Pros and Cons of Online Marriage Counseling

The Pros and Cons of Online Marriage Counseling

Online marriage counseling, thanks to videoconferencing with Skype, Zoom, Google Duo, Facetime, and other encrypted digital software, is now possible.…
Finding a Marriage Counselor Online

Finding a Marriage Counselor Online

Finding a marriage counselor online is an important task and it's not easy. See Jennifer De Francisco's tips for finding…
When Is Sexting Cheating?

When Is Sexting Cheating?

Think long and hard before you press that send button. In mid-2010, Rep Anthony Weiner (D-NY) announced that he was…
What are Codependent Relationships?

What are Codependent Relationships?

Although there is no diagnosis for Codependency in the DSM-V, it can be a useful concept in understanding how some…
Sex Addiction and Infidelity

Sex Addiction and Infidelity

With celebrities, sports heroes, and politicians repeatedly getting caught in sexual indiscretions, marital infidelity, and repeated affairs, the public is…
What is an Emotional Affair?

What is an Emotional Affair?

Sexuality infidelity is pretty cut and dry; one partner steps outside the bounds of the relationship and engages in sexual…
The Pros and Cons of Online Marriage Counseling

The Pros and Cons of Online Marriage Counseling

Online marriage counseling, thanks to videoconferencing with Skype, Zoom, Google Duo, Facetime, and other encrypted digital software, is now possible.…
Finding a Marriage Counselor Online

Finding a Marriage Counselor Online

Finding a marriage counselor online is an important task and it's not easy. See Jennifer De Francisco's tips for finding…
Married vs. Single: What's True and What's Not

Married vs. Single: What's True and What's Not

It's commonly believed that single people are less happy than married couples, but this isn't always the case.
4 Ways to Complete Your New Year Resolutions

4 Ways to Complete Your New Year Resolutions

It’s that time again. The new year is upon us and we look back at all the things we set…
How to Identify Sources of Stress

How to Identify Sources of Stress

Managing your stress begins with identifying the sources of stress in your life. Easier said than done, right? Finding out…
Understanding the Fear of Success and Self-Sabotage

Understanding the Fear of Success and Self-Sabotage

The fear of failure is an almost universal human anxiety in the modern world. We all, at one point or…
How Grief Can Kill You

How Grief Can Kill You

The intense emotional pain of losing a spouse can take a terrible toll psychologically, especially in the case of couples…
The Aftermath of Penn State: How to Talk to Your Children about Sex and Sexual Abuse

The Aftermath of Penn State: How to Talk to Your Children about Sex and Sexual Abuse

How do you talk to your children about sex and avoiding dangerous people that might hurt them? At what age?…
The Pros and Cons of Online Marriage Counseling

The Pros and Cons of Online Marriage Counseling

Online marriage counseling, thanks to videoconferencing with Skype, Zoom, Google Duo, Facetime, and other encrypted digital software, is now possible.…
Mental Health Providers: Psychiatry and Psychology

Mental Health Providers: Psychiatry and Psychology

The general wisdom is that the only difference between psychologists and psychiatrists is that psychiatrists can prescribe medication and psychologists…
Women Have Better Sex When in Love

Women Have Better Sex When in Love

Women and men contrast each other in many ways – they can be especially different when it comes to physical…
No Easy Online Answers for Divorcing Co-Parents

No Easy Online Answers for Divorcing Co-Parents

Standard education has never been tailored to the individual. A “one size fits all” method is utilized in education, which…
New Communication Strategies Help Alzheimer’s Couples

New Communication Strategies Help Alzheimer’s Couples

A new first-of-its-kind study has found that caregiver-partner communication improves among couples as they manage dementia or Alzheimer’s, but it…
Parents’ Marriage Influences Childrens' Choices

Parents’ Marriage Influences Childrens' Choices

New research suggests the marital expectations of millennials depend on how their parent’s marriage turned out. Daughters and sons of…
Defense Mechanism of The Week: Sublimination

Defense Mechanism of The Week: Sublimination

The “Good” Defense Sublimination is often seen as the “good” defense in psychological and popular thinking. By definition, sublimination represents…
Defense Mechanism of the Week: Introjection

Defense Mechanism of the Week: Introjection

What is Introjection? At its simplest, introjection is the process of misunderstanding the feelings that come from the outside as…
Defense Mechanism of the Week: Intellectualization

Defense Mechanism of the Week: Intellectualization

Intellectualization occurs when reasoning and logic are used unconsciously to control internal conflict and emotional anxiety. People who intellectualize talk…
Defense Mechanism of the Week: Projection

Defense Mechanism of the Week: Projection

Newport Beach, Orange County– What is projection?  What does it mean for someone to project his or her feelings onto…
Defense Mechanism of the Week: Repression

Defense Mechanism of the Week: Repression

What is Repression?  In essence, it is motivated ignoring or forgetting for protection of the Ego.  This is the defense…
Defense Mechanism of the Week: Denial

Defense Mechanism of the Week: Denial

We all use defense mechanisms to protect ourselves psychologically from uncomfortable thoughts, feelings, and experiences.  Some defense mechanisms are more…
Defense Mechanism of The Week: Sublimination

Defense Mechanism of The Week: Sublimination

The “Good” Defense Sublimination is often seen as the “good” defense in psychological and popular thinking. By definition, sublimination represents…
Defense Mechanism of the Week: Introjection

Defense Mechanism of the Week: Introjection

What is Introjection? At its simplest, introjection is the process of misunderstanding the feelings that come from the outside as…
Defense Mechanism of the Week: Intellectualization

Defense Mechanism of the Week: Intellectualization

Intellectualization occurs when reasoning and logic are used unconsciously to control internal conflict and emotional anxiety. People who intellectualize talk…
Defense Mechanism of the Week: Projection

Defense Mechanism of the Week: Projection

Newport Beach, Orange County– What is projection?  What does it mean for someone to project his or her feelings onto…
Defense Mechanism of the Week: Repression

Defense Mechanism of the Week: Repression

What is Repression?  In essence, it is motivated ignoring or forgetting for protection of the Ego.  This is the defense…
Defense Mechanism of the Week: Denial

Defense Mechanism of the Week: Denial

We all use defense mechanisms to protect ourselves psychologically from uncomfortable thoughts, feelings, and experiences.  Some defense mechanisms are more…