Controlled by Guilt

Barb had been trying for years to improve her relationship with her mother, Sandra. Barb tried everything. She would go over there for a quiet dinner with Sandra and then find herself being criticized for neglecting her husband and son. Barb tried staying away. She caught hell for that too.

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Shared by Aaron Karmin, LCPC, Contributing Blogger August 5, 2020

8 Mistakes to Avoid When Arguing

Many people who have to live or work with the chronically angry  feel unprepared to cope with their titanic temper tantrums. When we don’t know what to do when faced with anger, we have an unfortunate tendency to make up our own interventions. This DIY approach  to cope with someone’s monumental rage is usually

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Shared by Aaron Karmin, LCPC, Contributing Blogger July 31, 2020

An Eye for an Eye

At some point in your life, you probably learned the golden rule, ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you’. There is a phrase in Exodus 21:23,24 that many cite as a religious basis for the golden rule “a life for life, eye for eye, tooth for

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Shared by Aaron Karmin, LCPC, Contributing Blogger June 13, 2020

Why is Dating so Frustrating?

Rejection, it’s what causes so many negative emotions from shyness, to depression, to anger and even despair. Rejection is never easy to accept. In matters of romance, rejection can do even more damage. When you are rejected by someone you deeply want, it can make you feel worthless, unwanted and

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Shared by Aaron Karmin, LCPC, Contributing Blogger November 20, 2019

Practicing Forgiveness

When you hold on to past hurt, you’re actually trying to relieve your pain by putting other people down and building yourself up. You may imagine that nursing old wounds is the way to be in control and prevent the humiliating exposure of your imperfections. You may even entertain vengeful

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Shared by Aaron Karmin, LCPC, Contributing Blogger November 12, 2019