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How to manage conflict in a positive way?

Relationships in life can be complicated, whether it’s your partner, a family member, a good friend, or a co-worker, etc., it is important to develop the proper tactics to resolve any sort of conflict that may arise in that relationship. In order to be happy, communication skills are important. Communication skills will help you in resolving conflict, whether it is verbal communication or even body language. It is inevitable that we will find ourselves in conflict with other people, so it is important for us to know how to handle it when it arises. It is important to remember that conflict isn’t always a bad thing, sometimes conflicts can be productive in a relationship, and lead to growth; whether that growth is between us and the other person or just within ourselves. Typically, you will find that your conflict is constructive if it results in the following: Solving a problem Seeing things from the other person’s point of view Realizing you are wrong and being able to admit it and fix it Gaining a better understanding of the other person Gaining knowledge on how to better solve other conflicts in the future Developing trust or mutual respect for the other…

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Helping Kids Deal with Bullying

In recent months there has been a lot of media attention regarding bullying and for good reason. Every single day kids are bullied at school, on the bus, and during extracurricular activities. This bullying has gotten out of hand and has led to the tragic deaths of too many kids. And perhaps the biggest problem? Bullying and mean kids aren’t just a middle school problem; the trouble even impacts kids in younger grades today. There have been numerous valiant efforts to bring attention to the epidemic of bullying in our country right now, providing parents and school officials with the tools to spot bullying and stop it before it has a devastating ending. It’s no secret that kids can be brutal, and while many schools have adopted a zero-tolerance policy and even push forward with criminal penalties for some of the roughest bullies, it’s not always enough. As a parent, it is your duty to help your child deal with bullies and give them the tools to stay above this serious issue. It can be difficult for kids to discuss being bullied with their parents, whether out of fear, embarrassment, or shame. This is why you must learn to spot…

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How to Help Your Teen When They’re Stressed

It’s no secret that being a teenager is tough, so how do you know whether your teen is just going through a phase or is stressed out? Many teenagers feel pressure to perform better in school, do well in extracurricular activities, build relationships with friends, and stay connected with loved ones. This can be extremely stressful for teenagers, in large part because they do not have the tools to deal with stress quite yet, which is where you come in. It is important to pay attention to your teen and take note of any changes in behavior or mood. While many teens do not respond to overbearing parents, leaving them to figure it out on their own is also not the answer. We encourage you to try and find a happy medium in order to help your teen deal with his or her stress. Perhaps the biggest source of tension and stress for teens is school, and rightfully so. According to a recent survey conducted by the American Psychology Association (APA), 13 to 17-year-olds today are experiencing higher stress levels than previous generations and higher than the APA considers healthy. Teens often feel pressure to get into a good college…

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My Husband Refuses to Go to Therapy With Me

Marriage counseling can be life-changing, but both partners must be committed in order for it to work. It is not uncommon for one spouse to want to go to counseling while the other one refuses to go or drags their feet. If this sounds all-too familiar, don’t worry – your marriage isn’t doomed just because your husband is refusing to go to therapy with you. There are a lot of reasons why men don’t want to go to counseling, including: They think you don’t need counseling and should be able to work things out behind closed doors They are fearful that the counselor will side with you They don’t want to admit anything is wrong with the marriage They think all of the marital problems you are having are your responsibility, not theirs They don’t want to acknowledge they can’t fix something or don’t know something They’ve never been to counseling before and are embarrassed First and foremost, it is important to understand that being fearful or anxious about going to counseling is completely normal. It can be strange to sit down with a seemingly stranger and immediately start talking about all the intimate details of your marriage – especially…

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Why You Should Choose Us for Counseling?

Finding the right counseling center for your needs can be intimidating, especially if you’ve never sought out counseling before. When you start your search, you will quickly find that there are many different options out there, allowing you to find the right fit for your needs. Growing from our humble beginnings in 1992, Lifeworks has helped countless individuals, couples, and family members work through their issues in a positive and supportive way. We have a handful of licensed, professional, and compassionate psychologists and counselors on staff that offer a broad spectrum of expertise. Here at Lifeworks, it is our mission to provide guidance and support to help our clients manage life to the best of their ability. We understand that things come up that can make life difficult to deal with, which is where we come in. We believe in listening to you and taking the time to work through your concerns. Over the last 25+ years we have established ourselves as one of the largest counseling and life coach centers in North Dallas. We are passionate about what we do and truly want to help each person who walks through our doors live well. If you are unsure about…

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6 Tips for a Healthy Marriage

Marriage is perhaps the most rewarding, albeit challenging, things a person will ever do in their life. It takes work, time, and commitment to maintaining a healthy and long marriage, which can simply be too much for some. Over time, the initial feelings of excitement you had about that special someone and marriage, in general, will likely fade. One of the most important keys to a long marriage is to make sure both people are happy, healthy, and committed. There is certainly nothing wrong with settling into the routine of marriage, but it’s when things get a little too comfortable that problems may arise. Whether you’ve been married for one year, five, or 35, ensuring the flame of the relationship is still alive and well is imperative. If you and your significant other choose to have kids, giving your marriage the time and attention it deserves often takes a backseat. Not only are you focusing on your children, but being a parent can be exhausting and stressful. It can be easy to take this stress out on your partner, but this is not the way. Spending time with your spouse and working hard to keep communication lines open will prevent…

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How Does Exercise Help Improve Your Mood?

The physical benefits of exercise are clear, but did you know working out can actually improve your mood and make you happier all around? That’s right, science shows that people who exercise on a regular basis are more fulfilled and have a clearer mind. The effect exercise has on our mental health and mood should not go unnoticed, as it’s one of the easiest and most accessible ways to get out of a rut. While many people go to the gym or pound the pavement in order to achieve a toned body and improve cardiovascular health, working out has many more benefits than what the eye can see. Over the last decade, scientists have looked at how exercise can boost brain function, elevates our mood, and contribute to how we view ourselves. In fact, exercise – of any kind – can have a hugely positive impact on depression, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, and other mental health disorders. For those who aren’t a huge fan of the gym and cringe at the thought of lacing up those running shoes, the good news is even modest amounts of exercise can make a big difference. Regardless of your age or how fit you are,…

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How to Help Your Loved One Suffering From Mental Illness

Living with a mental illness is difficult and challenging in itself, let alone when you bring your loved ones into the mix. When someone you love has been diagnosed with a mental illness, it is important you have the tools to support them. Being supported and having a family that is willing to come together for their loved one who is suffering from a mental illness is incredibly important. This willingness to come together, accept the diagnosis, and move forward as a unit will make a world of difference. This is not to say doing so is easy or comes naturally, but it is important for the health and well-being of everyone affected. Denying that someone has a mental illness or disapproving of this individual will only make the situation worse and could create even more obstacles for your loved ones. Having the support of those who are closest to you – whether it be your biological family or chosen people – is critical to an individual’s recovery and well-being. Having the unwavering support of loved ones has been proven to help minimize the damage mental illness can inflict on a person. While this is undoubtedly a difficult situation, it…

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5 Ways to Enjoy Valentine’s Day If You’re Single

Valentine’s Day is a holiday for couples who want to celebrate their love and relationship, but if you are single this can be one of the most miserable days of the year. Many people call Valentine’s Day “couples awareness day” for a reason, as the days – even weeks – leading up the holiday are filled with ads aimed at lovebirds. However, not everyone is in a relationship – and that’s OK. We should never be made to feel bad about ourselves for being single on Valentine’s Day, yet that is seemingly what happens year after year. It can be difficult to pry yourself away from social media and all the outward displays of love and romance, but it is important to do so. If you are single on Valentine’s Day, take a step back and be kind to yourself. This shouldn’t be a holiday that makes you wallow in your misfortune, but should rather teach you to practice self-love and respect for yourself. There is absolutely nothing wrong with being single, contrary to how you may feel. Your relationship status certainly shouldn’t hold you back from celebrating Valentine’s Day, if that is something you wish to do. There are…

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5 Red Flags to Look Out for When Dating Someone New

Dating can be an anxious experience, regardless of how experienced and confident you are. It’s safe to say we’ve all had different dating experiences, whether a handful of less serious relationships to a few serious long-term partnerships. The more we date, the more we learn about what makes a good partner, and what attributes are less than ideal. Numerous challenges and difficulties can arise when first building an intimate relationship with another person, which is only natural. We may have certain expectations about a person or relationship based on past relationships or our desires, but things don’t always pan out that way. Time and experience are both incredibly helpful in navigating us through new relationships, but this isn’t to say we can’t be caught off guard. Before entering into any relationship, it is important you know and love yourself. All too often we see relationships based on unhealthy viewpoints and ideals, which can be quite dangerous. It is easy to get caught up in another person and a new relationship, but this can lead to trouble with the wrong person. Before you throw caution to the wind and give your all to a new relationship, it’s important to take a…

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