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Trust and Security

What All Relationships Need to Survive

Trust and Security After 25 years of taking countless phone calls on my radio show, I’ve heard thousands of stories about heartbreak due to relationship failures. What is so often lacking in all these relationships is a foundation of trust.  And without trust people have no sense of security and can never rest secure in…

The stigma of being Masculine and Depressed

The Stigma of Masculinity and Depression

I’m a Man “I’m a man, so I’ve got to be _______________________. “ (Fill in the blank) What word came to mind? Strong Brave Self-Sufficient Powerful In control As a man, I know these are the types of words that pop into my head. This idea that we need to be a “man’s man” and…

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Why Do People Play Mind Games in Relationships?

Reasons Why People Play Mind Games I hear from many of you about how confusing and frustrating dating relationships can be. It is simply hard to understand the opposite sex, especially when the person you are interested in plays mind games. It can get in the way of a deep meaningful relationship. Dawn asked: Why do…

Overwhelmed by college classes, job, social life. Wondering how to manage college stress?

How To Manage College Stress

Are you overwhelmed with classes, a job, and a social life? Are you wondering how to manage college stress? The college years are certainly a time in your life to look forward to….the freedom, dorm life, expanding your mind, constant contact with friends, social activities, studying what interests you most, etc. But let’s be honest,…

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My Parents Don’t Approve Of Who I’m Dating

What If My Parents Don’t Approve Of My BF/GF? Finding someone you love who loves you in return can be difficult. Then learning how to deal with conflicts within a relationship can be painful, as well. But there is an entire other level of stress when, for some reason, you discover your parent(s) disapprove of…