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The Secret Shame of Middle-Class Older People

A very interesting article! Over the last year, I have seen more and more older clients who are worried about not being able to fund their retirements. The reasons for their predicaments are similar to Neal Garbler’s. The shame is profound. http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/05/my-secret-shame/476415/  ...

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Personal Growth after a Romantic Breakup

This is an interesting article which explores personality traits that tend to promote personal growth, post a relationship breakup.  This study found that personal growth seems to occur through hyper activated breakup distress, which promotes cognitive processing of breakup-related thoughts and emotions.   Attachment Styles and Personal Growth following Romantic...

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When Symptoms are a Mystery

This article by Tori DeAngelis offers an insight into how to cope with unexplained physical symptoms. You can find a print version of this article in the July/August 2013 issue of Monitor on Psychology (p. 66). When symptoms are a mystery Many psychologists see clients who are worried about physical...

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