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“Do I Stay or Do I Go”: The Hardest Relationship Question

A post to help men and women struggling with deciding whether to stay in their current relationships or marriages, with some tips and insights for making a decision. By the counselor for men and couples in Phoenix, AZ, Jason Fierstein, MA, LPC. Continue reading

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27 Ways to Bulletproof Your Intimate Relationship: The Quick and Dirty Version

Tweet Listen. Don’t fix. Listen. Validate her. Affirm her. Questions? Ask her for help. Don’t flirt with other women. Flirt with her. Talk about your feelings. You won’t die of vulnerability. Clean more. Hold the door open for her. Don’t … Continue reading

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How To Fight Depression

Tweet Depression is a problem that affects millions of Americans each year, and many more people are not aware that they may be suffering from it. Fatigue, loss of interest in usual activities, malaise, problems eating and sleeping – these … Continue reading

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Maintaining Good Male Friendships

Tweet (reprinted from January’s edition of “Mentality” for men) Being the social beings that they are, women are generally more predisposed than men to seek out the support of their close friends when there are problems or challenges. Women are … Continue reading

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On New Year’s Resolutions: Stress Management Tips and Lessons

Tweet If we’re honest with ourselves, sometimes the very act of making New Year’s resolutions cause the very stress they’re trying to reduce. Trying to commit to a workout schedule, or any other schedule, sometimes sets us up for failure … Continue reading

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The Happiness Factor

Tweet I think about happiness a lot. I think about it around this time of the year quite a bit, as happiness and the holidays are so closely wedded. I meditate on the nature of happiness, and how we go … Continue reading

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13 Days of a Merry Christmas..Relationship

Tweet (Press Release) 13 DAYS OF A MERRY CHRISTMAS…RELATIONSHIP! Men’s Counselor Jason Fierstein Gives 13 Tips to Help Relationships Survive the Holidays November 30, 2009- Phoenix, AZ – With the holiday season in full swing, emotions, tempers and tantrums can … Continue reading

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A Drinking Life: Men, Alcohol and Avoidance

Tweet Alcohol has a particularly important presence in our modern American culture. We use it to entertain, connect with others, make family gatherings lighter, engage in business with it and rally around our favorite sports teams while drinking it. Multi-billion-dollar … Continue reading

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The Work We Love, The Work We Hate

Tweet Trying to block out or push back chronic negative thinking about our jobs usually means one thing: we’re not listening to ourselves. Although it’s tough to talk about “do what you love” in the worst economy since forever, it’s … Continue reading

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Now Is All We’ve Got

Tweet When we’re not living in our heads – in the regrets of the past and in the hopes for the future – we’re living safely in the present moment of our lives. Nothing too special, just being at peace … Continue reading

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