Blindsided: My Wife Jumped Ship

Hello Dr. G. My wife recently left me. She told me that she wanted to find her path. She believes that she is an empath and she wants to become a holistic healer. I told her that she could do whatever she wanted but she feels I am a hinderance to her plan.

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How Cultural Differences Shape Your Gratitude

Americans say thanks a lot, but other cultures may have a deeper understanding of gratitude. If you’re trying to become happier, you’ve probably heard the advice to practice gratitude. “Gratitude is literally one of the few things that can measurably change people’s lives,” writes pioneering researcher Robert Emmons in his book Thanks!

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Positive Affirmations Versus Neutral Affirmations

Self-help often encourages people to improve their lives by making statements like, “I have all the money I need,” or, “I have unlimited energy to take on all challenges.” But despite endless internet lists of positive affirmations, if you don’t already have a positive mindset, positive affirmations may actually hurt your self-esteem.

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7 Things Toxic People Have In Common

Relationships can be difficult. They’re even more difficult when one of the parties is a toxic, negative person. Toxic people show up in every type of relationship imaginable whether they’re personal, professional, or casual. Their behaviors and actions are emotionally and mentally draining, leaving everyone who they come in contact with feeling lousy about themselves.

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Making An Open Relationship Work

There was a time when the idea of moving away from a traditional monogamous relationship was a taboo issue. Traditionally, marriage meant quite literally “til death do us part.” However, in modern society, open relationships are becoming ever more common.

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What Do Dreams About Sex Mean?

For many adults, sex forms part of a healthy, balanced life. Not only is courtship part of a relationship, but it can also spend considerable time in the mind as well. While most people will dream about sex from time to time, if you are experiencing some recurring dreams, it may be a sign of some underlying issue.

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Zainab Salbi: An Inspiration For Women

Hundreds of thousands of women in war-torn countries have rebuilt their lives thanks to Zainab Salbi, an Iraqi woman who has dedicated much of her life to helping others. Born in 1970 in Baghdad, Iraq, Salbi grew up in a privileged world where her father was a personal pilot for Saddam Hussein.

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Casting: A Paradigm For Life

Perhaps one of our greatest flaws as human beings is how easily we slip into a state of complacency and take for granted the mundane and seemingly benign or implicit parts of life. David Foster Wallace spoke poignantly about this reality in his commencement speech in 2005.

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Dr. G’s Tips For How To Sleep Better

It’s not uncommon to experience some type of sleep disturbance following a traumatic experience, during a life crisis, or with chronic anxiety or mood symptoms. But sleep is all about habits, and now may be a good time to take a closer look at your own routines and rituals surrounding sleep.

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