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Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT
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Valentine’s Day is fraught with landmines, whether you’re in or out of a relationship. Is your situation described here?
Read 6 tips for having a great holiday.


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Self-esteem is key to success in work, and enjoyment of life and relationships. It affects our thoughts, feelings, and behavior, and how we handle life's challenges. Low self-esteem underlies addiction, anxiety, depression, abuse, intimacy problems, and codependency. Our self-esteem is usually determined by our teens, but there are specific things we can do to raise it. This webinar defines and describes self-esteem both high and low, as well as its sources. It discusses clues and symptoms, so you can assess your own and identify beliefs and behaviors you want to change and those you want to implement. It details 12 crucial steps to build self-esteem and self-love with many actionable tips and exercises you can immediately put into practice. See also the ebook on overcoming self-criticism, 10 Steps to Self-Esteem: The Ultimate Guide to Stop Self-Criticism, which is an important factor in raising self-esteem. Read more:

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Love entails overcoming defenses of denial, withdrawal, control, or placating to avoid vulnerability and intimacy. See a checklist of relationship problems. Read more:


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Slips in recovery are growth opportunities!

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No one enjoys being a 'victim' and feeling powerless and hopeless. Discover 10 Steps to leaving victimhood behind and becoming empowered. Read more:

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Forgiveness might feel impossible or even undesirable. Forgiveness heals us, but we can be harmed if it's withheld or given too soon. Find out how and when to forgive. See more:

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New essential tools, talks, and recovery resources!

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Whether in parenting, a relationship, or in business, assertive communication and setting boundaries enhances your effectiveness, confidence, and personal and professional success.
Assertive communication builds self-esteem, enhances honesty and intimacy in relationships, creates collaborative win-win situations, and reduces anxiety and depression.
Conflict is a big source of stress. Being assertive and setting boundaries and limits actually reduce stress, while benefiting your career, relationships, and sense of well-being. See the Video http://www.whatiscodependency.com/product/how-to-be-assertive/
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