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Is Neediness Part of a Healthy Relationship?

Needy man begging his wife

As you contemplate entering a committed relationship, the greater your neediness, or his, the more likely codependency, dysfunction and disappointment will follow. Neediness is a psychological, fear-based characteristic. Neediness in relationships, or in would-be relationships, is paradoxical. The greater the neediness, the less likely it is for legitimate wants and needs to be met. Focus on what you want, not what you need. […]

Good Mental Health May Not Be What You Think

Nelson Mandela

Most people seem to have some knowledge of what mental illness is, but there is a great deal of confusion about what constitutes mental health. However, when I Googled “mental health,” I was hit with a barrage of gobbledygook. I won’t repeat any of that here. […]

Can You Stop Drinking Alcohol on Your Own?

The future

The fact is that many people have overcome an addiction to alcohol on their own without ever entering an alcohol treatment center or going to group meetings. I read recently that you’re three to six times as likely to be successful if you stop drinking alcohol on your own as you would be by going to a traditional treatment program… […]