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Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life



Looking at life through the prism of psychology, philosophy, mental health and more. Originally created by counsellor, psychotherapist and philosopher Dr Greg Mulhauser, this blog is now the work of an international team of contributors.



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Understanding Addictive Behavior Patterns

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 11:26:21 +0000

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Anyone struggling with addictive behavior patterns knows how perplexing and self-defeating they can be. But they also know what it's like to be held firmly in their grip.

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Understanding and Overcoming Emotional Dependency

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 10:14:32 +0000

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Healthy interpersonal functioning is largely about getting the balance right on a number of important dimensions. That's especially true when it comes to issues of emotional dependence versus independence.

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4 Keys to Personal Growth

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:26:19 +0000

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Therapy isn't just about dealing with pain or life problems; it can also be a tremendous tool for achieving personal growth and happiness.

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Understanding and Dealing with Narcissistic Rage

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:43:41 +0000

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When it comes to narcisists of the "grandiose" variety, challenging their perceptions -- especially their beliefs about their special status -- can land you in a real fight.

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Achieving Depth in Relationships

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 11:42:34 +0000

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We are social creatures, and relating to other people in a solid and respectful way is not just how we learn about them -- it's also how we learn about ourselves.

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Bearing Responsibilities in a Hedonistic Age

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:30:48 +0000

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Sometimes, being a responsible human being is largely a matter of accepting the relatively mundane, boring, or just plain unpleasant.

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5 Tips For Restoring Zest to a Stalling Relationship

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 10:14:01 +0000

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Fortunately, there are many ways to add some zest to a relationship that feels like it's stalling or has even gone stale -- and to rekindle some of the exhilaration that was there at the beginning.

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Disturbed Characters Never Want to Accept Blame

Wed, 31 May 2017 11:17:40 +0000

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When trying to regain a sense of power, control, and success after experiencing a failure, we have two options: blame others, or take stock of ourselves and begin the arduous task of self improvement.

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Journeying Within Ourselves

Mon, 08 May 2017 10:48:19 +0000

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There's a hidden world within us all. It's a world rich with wonder. But it's also a world with which most of us rarely come into contact.

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Nurturing Character

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:06:18 +0000

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Whether we choose to be aware of it or not, or to accept it or not, the reality is that character matters. If there were ever a time when character really counted, especially in our leaders, it's now, in this age of permissiveness, moral relativism, and narcissistic entitlement.

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