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Anger – Whose Fault Is It Anyway?

Anger is a strong emotion that everyone feels sometimes. Unfortunately, our society has convinced us that it is a negative or bad emotion. The truth is there is no such thing as a negative or bad emotion. There are just emotions. All of them are created equally, and all of them will be experienced by […]

Getting Through Your First Breakup

Everyone remembers their first love. There is just something about the feelings and memories of that first love that can never be forgotten. Firsts of any kind are often memorable, but there is something uniquely special about your first love. Maybe it’s that it was the first time you ever experienced such strong feelings about […]

How to Get Help For Depression

Depression is a serious disease that affects adults, teenagers, and children. Everyone has had periods of sadness in their life, perhaps due to a death or a loss, so how does a parent recognize when things have gone beyond a temporary bout of the ‘blues’?

Are You Judgmental?

Your teen years are a time of exploration and figuring out your own identity.  As you try on different personas, styles, and even friends, you will eventually come to figure out exactly who you are.  In the meantime, teenagers often struggle to fit in, even though that is likely the single most important thing to […]

How Can I Get My Girlfriend Back?

She caught me flirting with her friend and broke up with me.  I told her it was just a stupid little thing and didn’t mean anything, but she doesn’t seem to believe me. One place to start is by asking your ex-­girlfriend to talk with you about what happened.  You’ll need to: be a good listener […]

My Parents Want Me to Play a Sport I Hate

This is one of those questions that’s tough to answer without knowing your parents. Are your parents good listeners? Do they typically value your opinions? I hope that you have at least one parent who will listen to you if you approach them the right way. Think about who that is–or who is closest to […]

Who Are You – And How Do Others See You?

Do you ever wonder who you really are? Maybe you feel like many different people all trapped in one body. Sometimes, you enjoy being very social, fashionable and extroverted, while other times you might think this really makes you feel uncomfortable and realize you’d rather be with people that are more mellow, quiet and chill. […]
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