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Why Anger Hurts Kids: How Moms & Dads Can Make it Better!

Why Anger Hurts Kids: How Moms & Dads Can Make it Better! © 2022 Richard Chandler, MA, LPC, Masters in Psychotherapy, Licensed Professional Counselor Is parental anger harmful to kids? How can parents avoid harsh communication and gain successful outcomes? Read these practical tips to build healthier connections with your children! Why Anger Hurts Kids: …

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Healthy Vs. Unhealthy Anger: Can Getting Mad Be OK?

Healthy Vs. Unhealthy Anger: Can Getting Mad Be OK? © 2022 Richard Chandler, MA, LPC, Masters in Psychotherapy, Licensed Professional Counselor You can express anger in healthy ways by firmly communicating your boundaries. It may be helpful to be mad about how things have been, but anger becomes unhealthy when mixed with aggression, put-downs, or …

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The Six Realms as Psychological States

The Six Realms as Psychological States © 2022 Richard Chandler, MA, LPC, Masters in Psychotherapy, Licensed Professional Counselor Although Tibetan Buddhism has depicted the six Realms as actual places we go to after our death as humans, many people, including me, don’t think of them as material locations but rather states of consciousness. What follows …

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Is The Success Rate For Marriage Counseling Predictable?

Is The Success Rate For Marriage Counseling Predictable? © 2022 Richard Chandler, MA, LPC, Masters in Psychotherapy, Licensed Professional Counselor Although it is impossible to accurately predict whether or not marriage counseling will heal your relationship, there are predictive factors as shown by the renowned marriage researcher, John Gottman, Ph.D. Research Studies Show Factors That …

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Fellowship of the Rings: Common Sense Wisdom for Lasting Marriages: Part 1

Fellowship of the Rings: Common Sense Wisdom for Lasting Marriages: Part 1 By: Kirk Lamb, PhD., LP, Licensed Psychologist © 2005 – 2018 Kirk Lamb, Ph.D., Author, for text, drawings, and photographs © 2022 Richard Chandler, MA, LPC, Masters in Psychotherapy, Licensed Professional Counselor Note: This marriage and couples relationship e-book is also available as …

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Communicate Frustration to Your Husband, Wife or Romantic Partner Without an Argument

Communicate Frustration to Your Husband, Wife or Romantic Partner Without an Argument © 2022 Richard Chandler, MA, LPC, Masters in Psychotherapy, Licensed Professional Counselor Married, engaged, and partnered couples aren’t exempt from feeling frustrated or upset with their partner at one time or another. When romantic couples frequently deal with frustration, it often is due …

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Fellowship of the Rings: Common Sense Wisdom for Lasting Marriages: Part 2

Fellowship of the Rings: Common Sense Wisdom for Lasting Marriages: Part 2 By: Kirk Lamb, PhD., LP, Licensed Psychologist © 2005 – 2018 Kirk Lamb, Ph.D., Author, for text, drawings, and photographs © 2022 Richard Chandler, MA, LPC, Masters in Psychotherapy, Licensed Professional Counselor Note: This marriage and couples relationship e-book is also available as …

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4 Helpful Couples Communication Tips on Perspective

4 Helpful Couples Communication Tips on Perspective © 2022 Richard Chandler, MA, LPC, Masters in Psychotherapy, Licensed Professional Counselor Embracing the Perspective of Your Wife, Husband or Romantic Partner Learning to understand and appreciate your wife, husband, or romantic partner’s perspective is an essential skill. Your mutual happiness depends on seeing and feeling what life …

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9 Ways to Improve Your Love Relationship

9 Ways to Improve Your Love Relationship © 2022 Richard Chandler, MA, LPC, Masters in Psychotherapy, Licensed Professional Counselor Tips for Repairing a Troubled Marriage & Improving Your Romantic Relationship Most romantic relationships are wildly positive at the outset. They typically continue to flourish for a good deal of time before arguments, criticism dissatisfaction occurs. …

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