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  • Betrayal
  • Communication
  • General
  • Irrational Jealousy
  • Rejection Sensitivity
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  • What to Do When Anger Hurts Those You Love
    Explains how anger is reinforced biologically and how the CBT methods can help change the process.

  • Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Ending a Bad Relationship
    Discusses two common problems when ending bad relationships: returning repeatedly to the relationship and failure to learn from the mistake.

  • Why Are People Mean? Don't Take It Personally!
    Understanding the reasons for hurtful behavior can lead to greater resolution of problems in relationships.

  • Co-dependency: An Issue of Control
    Defines co-dependency and the problems that can occur in this unhealthy relationship style.

  • Betrayal

  • Struggling to Forgive: An Inability to Grieve
    Discusses the normal grief process and how it impacts forgiveness.

  • When You Have Been Betrayed
    Talks about how to handle betrayal when it truly has occurred.

  • Communication

  • What If You Considered Other Peoples' Views?
    Discusses the biases that interfere with listening and suggests methods for active listening.

  • When Needs Come Into Conflict
    A common source of conflict is when people have opposing, but valid, needs.

  • Crazy-makers: Passive-Aggressive People
    The passive-aggressive style of communication can cause considerable problems in relationships.

  • 7 Rules and 8 Methods for Responding to Passive-Aggressive People
    Describes practical and effective ways of handling passive-aggressive behavior.

  • For Women Only: How to Have the Relationship of Your Dreams
    When women learn how to be more direct about their needs they can develop more satisfying relationships.

  • Porcupine Effect: Rejection Sensitivity

  • Introduction: The Parable of the Porcupines
    What is the "Porcupine Effect" and how can it impact your life?

  • The Plight of the Prickly Porcupine
    Describes the "Porcupine Effect": how the distress of rejection can cause the perception of rejection which may result in being rejected.

  • When Rejection is an Illusion
    Describes how perceived rejection can be wrong. Discusses the four desires for relationships and when those desires can lead to inaccurate feelings of rejection.

  • Redefining Rejection
    Discusses ways to think of perceived rejection differently and how to think about actual rejection. Describes some methods to help change thinking about rejection.

  • Desire for Love vs. Demand for Romantic Love
    Identifies how romanticized versions of love can lead to feelings of rejection and how to think differently about love relationships.

  • Irrational Jealousy

  • When is Jealousy Irrational?
    Describes how to identify irrational jealousy and how it impacts relationships.

  • What to do When Your Jealousy Threatens to Destroy Your Marriage
    Describes the destructiveness of irrational jealousy and how make changes.

  • What to do When Your Partner's Jealousy Threatens to Destroy Your Relationship
    Discusses how to respond to a partner's irrational jealousy.

  • Rejection Sensitivity, Irrational Jealousy, and Impact on Relationships
    Examines the fear of rejection, its relation to irrational jealousy, and how it negatively affects relationships.

  • Jealousy: When the Damage is Done
    Discusses what to do when the irrational jealousy has already seriously harmed the relationship.

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