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“Friendship”

Help! My Friendships Are Shallow!

Veola Vazquez - October 3, 2018

Friendships are funny things. When you have been hurt or have exciting news, it can be so encouraging to share with someone who can recognize those emotions. Often times though, it can be difficult to talk honestly about something going on in your life, even with someone you trust and have faith in. Why is it that friendships are so often kept at surface level? 


Are They Going To Follow Through This Time?

Willa Williams - August 14, 2018

Have you come across a situation in which a person has a habit of making promises to you but never following through? It can be painful to depend on those promises, only to see them never come to life. What do you do in a situation like this? How do you interact with this person, to ensure the promises do not continue to be unfulfilled? 


Are They Emotionally Dependent? Are You?

Aundrea Paxton - August 7, 2018

Dear CMR,

How do I recognize emotional dependency? I am curious where the ine is drawn from depending on someone for support and where that goes too far. How do I deal with someone who might be emotionally dependent?

Signed,

Lean On Me


How To Win An Argument - It's Not What You Think!

Chris Grace, Tim Muehlhoff - July 25, 2018

What do you think about this statement? "An argument always starts the night before." In this video, Dr. Chris Grace and Dr. Tim Muehlhoff explore some of the easy triggers for arguments in relationships and how to recognize them before spiraling down into an argument. They offer some very practical things to do that can allow you to continue the conversation and still maintain the peace. Try some of these out for yourself!


How Do I Recognize Manipulation in Relationships?

Willa Williams - July 24, 2018

Dear CMR,

"I am in friendships that I am worried might be manipulative. What are some ways that I can recognize manipulation within friendships or relationships?" ‚Äč

Signed, 

Curious and Questioning


3 Ways To Ruin An Apolgoy

Jana Anderson, Alisa Grace - July 3, 2018

Picture this scene: someone has hurt you and they have apologized but you still feel a lingering sense of frustration or anger towards them. What happened? They apologized, but for some reason, it didn't quite communicate that the person is sorry. In this article, Alisa Grace and Dr. Jana Anderson explain three ways to ruin an apology. Have you ever caught yourself doing these things? Have you heard someone apologize in one of these ways?


How Can I Support A Friend Who Is Depressed?

Chris Grace - June 26, 2018

Unfortunately, many people struggle with depression today, and probably even more than we realize. Depression is a difficult and psychologically complex disorder, so what are some practical ways to help a friend dealing with it? In today's post, Dr. Grace offers sound guidance for helping friends and loved ones who battle depression.


Is Social Media Disconnecting Us? pt.II

Dorothy Littell Greco - May 22, 2018

When you take a look at the ways that social media use has become a habit and a compulsion, it can be unsettling. In this article, Dorothy Greco continues to explore what is going on behind social media use and some practical advice on how to control your use of it rather than letting it control you. 

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