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Surviving Infidelity- Tips to repair your relationship

Nancy Ryan

Infidelity seems to be on the rise. According to researchers, the number of people who cheat has increased more than 40 percent since 1990.

An affair can quickly spell the end of an even seemingly happy marriage. However, an affair does not have to result in a divorce. Relationship therapists agree that it is possible to save a marriage after an affair. If both partners are willing to put in the hard work, there is hope for the couple. Here are some tips for surviving infidelity.

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The Surprising Thing That Can Help You Get Through a Divorce

Nancy Ryan

You might be surprised to learn that a marriage therapist can help you get through a divorce.

You’ve made the decision to end your marriage. This can be a confusing and anxiety-riddled time. Many people struggle for a long time after deciding to divorce. There is often the fear of an uncertain future. Besides anxiety, there is often a lot of grief following a separation or divorce.

If your separation or divorce is full of acrimony, then it will likely make all of the above issues feel much worse.  This is where divorce counseling comes in. A divorce counselor can help you end the relationship in a way that is healthiest for both of you.

If you know that your marriage is ending, divorce counseling is the way to go. The therapist can help both you and your ex untangle your lives and learn to cope post-divorce. Counseling can help you find closure. It can also be extremely helpful in situations where there are children involved.

Here are some of the other benefits of divorce counseling.

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Is Premarital Counseling Really Necessary?

Nancy Ryan

Creating a happy, lasting relationship should be something that you are focused on right from the start. The way to do that is through premarital counseling. Maybe you think that premarital counseling a waste of time. You could be thinking “do we really need counseling if we are not having a religious ceremony?” The answer is a resounding yes!

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5 Reasons Why Every Man Should Go To Therapy

Nancy Ryan

Men are a lot less likely than women to seek help for all kinds of issues, including depression, medical problems, and substance abuse. The reason for this is because of the traditional role that men have taken on in our society. Historically, they are seen as unemotional, independent and tough. Although things are changing somewhat, this stereotype of men persists. The problem is that it has adverse effects on men's health and happiness.1 So, why should men go to therapy? Counseling can benefit men in many ways.

Here are just a few of them.

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Relapse During Recovery - Does It Equal Failure?

Nancy Ryan

Relapse does not mean that your recovery has failed. Relapse is a normal part of recovery.

Addiction is a chronic and complex disease. Drugs change the way the brain works. This fact makes quitting very hard even for people that want to stop. The chronic nature of addiction means that relapse is bound to happen. Relapse occurs in drug dependence just as it does in other chronic medical illnesses like asthma and heart disease.

Tips for Dealing With Relapse  

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4 Proven Treatments for Depression

Nancy Ryan

Major depression can make you feel hopeless and helpless. You might think that you will never find the right treatment. However, this belief is not true. There is a lot that you can do to fight back against depression. Depression is treatable. Most people get better with treatment.

Are you wondering what treatments are available for depression that will actually help? I’ve examined tons of studies to determine what works and what doesn’t. Here are four proven depression treatments.

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How To Ease The Pain Of Divorce

Nancy Ryan

When you get a divorce or separation, it is not just your relationship or marital status that changes. You have to adjust to a new role. Plus, it can be hard to say goodbye emotionally. Even if the relationship was not healthy, you will likely still experience grief after a separation. Emotions are complicated. It can take a long time to heal and deal with the shift that comes with starting your life over again.

Here are a few ways to ease the pain of divorce even if you were the one that chose to end things.

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3 Best Tools For Dealing With Anxiety

Nancy Ryan

While some anxiety is healthy, it can be crippling if it takes over your life. It may stop you from living fully. When stress gets to the point that it interferes with daily activities or prevents you from going places, then it is important to find tools for dealing with it. If left untreated, anxiety is detrimental to physical health. It can cause upset stomach, loss of libido, headaches and more. Here are three tools that I've found especially helpful for anxiety.

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