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Introduction to Life Issues

Mark Dombeck, Ph.D.

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Welcome to our Life Issues topic area. Life issues are common problems, issues and/or crises that happen to normal people living normal lives. Examples include managing one's relationships so that they are healthy and functional, surviving disabilities, coping with grief, loss and self-esteem issues.

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  • Articles

  • Questions and Answers

    • Trying to Forget
    • Please Help Me..
    • Was my therapist wrong or am I just freaking out?
    • Boyfriend's skeletons and friends' opinions
    • Helping my almost 19 year old daughter face the real world
    • Love but Different Religions
    • What is wrong with me? I Don't care anymore...
    • Cannot support old friend in her affair
    • What Is A 'Complex'?
    • Friend's Downward Spiral
    • 70more
      • Out Of Control Friend
      • Seriously Jealous
      • Antisocial And Uncommunicative
      • Emotional Orphan
      • Possessive Ex-Girlfriend
      • Delusional Friend
      • Delusional Friend
      • Dirty Niece
      • Lying About Illness
      • Absence of Closeness
      • Heart of Darkness
      • Suicidal Teen
      • How Can I Help My Friend?
      • Am I Happy?
      • Cruel Friend
      • Angry But Over-Controlled
      • Single, Stressed And Guilty
      • Getting Beyond This
      • It's Hard To Trust Again
      • Reader Comment #1
      • Obsessive Love
      • I'm Attracted To My Therapist
      • Not Allowed To Contact My Boyfriend
      • Am I Paranoid?
      • I Love My Therapist
      • Language Fluency Envy
      • Security Blanket
      • Her Only Friend
      • How To Become Empathic
      • Did He Or Didn't He?
      • Making Friends
      • Procrastination
      • Freshman in Love
      • Externalization
      • Ms. Misery
      • Haunted College Student
      • Professional Boundaries
      • Pushy Friend
      • Absent Therapist
      • Obsession
      • Suicide Threat Relationships (a long one)
      • Trust
      • Compulsive Lying
      • I Can't Tell a Lie
      • Procrastination
      • Blushing
      • Energy Draining Friend
      • Drinking Problem
      • Terminal Procrastinator
      • Shy Guy
      • Toxic People
      • Depression and Friendship
      • Help Yourself by Helping Others
      • Public Display
      • Why Am I Running Away?
      • How Can I Help My Friend?
      • Wealth Envy
      • Beautiful Dreamer
      • Miss Lonely
      • Dual Relationship
      • So-Called
      • Is She Playing Hard to Get?
      • Falling for My Mentor
      • Teacher's Pet?
      • Reunited
      • Someone Else's Love
      • My Sense of Humor...
      • I'm a Homebody...
      • Remember Me?
      • Friend's New Fling
  • Book & Media Reviews

    • A Parliament of Minds
    • Acts of God
    • ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life
    • After the Ecstasy, the Laundry
    • Boomers Really Can Put Old On Hold
    • Bread Upon the Waters
    • Breaking Murphy's Law
    • Caring in Remembered Ways
    • Chained to the Desk
    • Change Your Age
    • 61more
      • Choosing Civility
      • Contentious Issues
      • Creative Thinkering
      • Crossing the Unknown Sea
      • Embarrassing Medical Problems
      • Ethics for Everyone
      • Ethics for the New Millennium
      • Exuberance
      • Fast Food for the Soul
      • Fat Shame
      • Fear and Other Uninvited Guests
      • Fitting In Is Overrated
      • Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
      • I'd Rather Laugh
      • In Love With Life
      • Life Coaching
      • Life Makeovers
      • Life, Sex, and Ideas
      • Living the Truth
      • Loneliness
      • Lonely
      • Love Your Body, Love Your Life
      • Mad House
      • Manic Depression
      • Meaning, Mortality, and Choice
      • Mindfulness for Urban Depression: Tools for Relief from Stressful City Living
      • Outliers
      • Philosophical Practice
      • Philosophy and Living
      • Philosophy and This Actual World
      • Procrastination
      • Quitting the Nairobi Trio
      • Ready for Anything
      • Relationship Rescue
      • Rescuing Jeffrey
      • Seven Life Lessons from Noah's Ark
      • Shooter
      • Song for Eloise
      • The Art of Exceptional Living
      • The Blackwell Handbook of Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management
      • The Five Things We Cannot Change ...
      • The Healing Power of Pets
      • The Introvert Advantage
      • The Last Self-Help Book You'll Ever Need
      • The Little Book of Heartbreak
      • The Pocket Life Coach
      • The Power of Full Engagement
      • The Psychology of Lifestyle
      • The Relevance of Philosophy to Life
      • The Soul Knows No Bars
      • The Weblog Handbook
      • The World of Caffeine
      • The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook
      • There's a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem
      • Transformation
      • Waking Up to What You Do
      • Way to Be!
      • What the Birds See
      • What's Holding You Back?
      • Why We Love
      • Wisdom, Intuition and Ethics
  • Videos

    • 10 Thoughts that Can Destroy Relationships
    • Acute Grief: The Initial Response to Bereavement
    • We don't "move on" from grief - We move forward with it
    • Social Interaction When You Have Low Self-Esteem
    • Meet Yourself: A User's Guide to Building Self-Esteem
    • The 6 Pillars of Self-Esteem
    • 12 Suggestions for Dealing with Grief and Loss
    • Self-Esteem
    • Relationships Are Hard, But Why?