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“Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy May Be More Effective Online” on Psychology Today

By |2020-07-27T12:47:43-04:00July 27th, 2020|Categories: Psychology, Psychology Today, Relationships|Tags: , , , |

CBT online may be more effective than in-person. In the age of Covid-19, many therapists (myself included) have transitioned to providing online sessions exclusively. It keeps clients and therapists safe, reduces parents’ stress having to find childcare, reduces driving time, and generally creates a more relaxed atmosphere. An added bonus of online therapy is the client’s ability to show the therapist his or her living environment. Learning about [...]

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“Attribution Bias Can Kill You” on Psychology Today

By |2020-07-06T19:24:50-04:00July 6th, 2020|Categories: Psychology, Psychology Today, Relationships|Tags: , , , |

Attribution bias may fool you into thinking that you don't need to wear a mask during the Covid-19 pandemic. You do. In a previous article on attribution bias, I wrote how this cognitive fallacy can cause issues in relationships. When we place significant importance on our most recent memory or an event that has a lot of emotional weight, it [...]

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Talking Brains Episode: How Availability Bias Can Mess Up Our Relationships

By |2020-07-06T18:59:28-04:00July 6th, 2020|Categories: Psychology, Relationships, Talking Brains|Tags: , , , |

Talking Brains Podcast: Stephanie Sarkis PhD discusses the impact of availability bias on relationships.Availability bias states that we put the most importance on our most recent or emotionally-laden memory. This can lead to us having difficulties coming up with solutions to issues that pop up in our relationships. Anchor Apple Podcasts [...]

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“How Availability Bias Messes Up Your Relationships” on Psychology Today

By |2020-06-29T21:01:15-04:00June 29th, 2020|Categories: Psychology, Psychology Today, Relationships|Tags: , , , |

Availability bias can fool us into putting value on the wrong things. Availability bias, or availability heuristic, tells us that the thing we can recall the quickest during an argument or debate, or the memory that had the most impact on us emotionally has the most importance. As you can imagine, it can trip us up [...]

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Talking Brains Episode 16: Episode 16 Financial/Economic Abuse: How to Break Free

By |2019-06-17T18:11:15-04:00June 17th, 2019|Categories: Gaslighting, Psychology, Talking Brains|Tags: , , |

Talking Brains Podcast: a conversation about how to break free from financial and economic abuse.Financial/economic abuse is present in 99% of domestic violence cases. It's a way that abusers/gaslighters/narcissists gain power and control in a relationship. Find out how to identify financial/economic abuse, and learn what you can do to protect yourself and your children. Resources: [...]

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Talking Brains Podcast Episode 14- When is a Relationship Bad Enough?: Leaving the Gaslighter

By |2019-06-03T16:26:15-04:00June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Dating, Gaslighting, Psychology Today, Relationships, Talking Brains|Tags: , , , |

Talking Brains Podcast: a conversation about when a relationship is "bad enough" to leave and leaving the gaslighter I've had several people contact me and ask me, "What if my partner meets only a few characteristics of a gaslighter? Should I leave?" In this podcast, I detail 11 warning signs of a gaslighter, plus information to [...]

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12 Pitfalls of Gift-Giving with a Narcissist

By |2018-09-29T13:26:27-04:00December 19th, 2016|Categories: Gaslighting, Holidays, Narcissism|Tags: , , , , , , |

So it's time to exchange gifts with the narcissist in your life.  First, accept two things: 1. The narcissist will never be happy with your gift.  2. This will never change. Here are the common scenarios you will encounter when exchanging gifts with a narcissist: 1. The narcissist tells you that you didn't give them a nice enough [...]

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How to Leave a Narcissist for Good

By |2018-09-29T13:26:36-04:00June 17th, 2016|Categories: Gaslighting, Narcissism, Psychology, Relationships, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |

New Psychology Today post, "How to Leave a Narcissist for Good". You've decided you just can't live with the suffering and mental torment of being in a relationship with a narcissist. Leaving a narcissist is one of the toughest things you'll ever do. Here's how to get out with your sanity intact. Continue reading...

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8 More Signs You’re with a Narcissist

By |2018-09-29T13:27:12-04:00December 28th, 2015|Categories: Gaslighting, Narcissism, Psychology, Relationships|Tags: , , |

Part 2 of a 3-article series on being in a relationship with a narcissist: In Part 1 of this article series, you learned 10 signs that you are in a relationship with a narcissist.  You learned that narcissists are the masters of the guilt trip.  You also learned that narcissists have a set of rules for you in the relationship [...]

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Are You in a Relationship With a Narcissist?

By |2018-09-29T13:27:20-04:00December 28th, 2015|Categories: Gaslighting, Narcissism, Psychology, Relationships|Tags: , , |

New Psychology Today post:  10 Signs You are in a Relationship with a Narcissist... You find that you feel guilty for things that aren't really your fault.  You find that what your partner told you last week is now denied by them this week.  Being in a relationship with someone who is a narcissist can be very emotionally draining, [...]

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