89 Articles by Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Turns Out Your Fear Of Rejection Isn't About Them — It's About You

This is what it takes to get over that fear of rejection once and for all.

Margaret Paul, Ph.D.
August 11 2017

The One Question That'll Tell You If You're With Person You Should Marry

Relationships fail over and over because people are not honest with themselves about a few key things.

Margaret Paul, Ph.D.
June 23 2017

Yes, Fear IS Standing In The Way Of Your Dreams. Here's How To Outsmart It

Do you make decisions out of fear? Stop letting it keep you from the things you really want.

Margaret Paul, Ph.D.
June 9 2017

How To Deal With An Angry Partner: A Relationship Therapist's Best Advice

When your partner gets angry, do you get angry back, shut down and withdraw, or give yourself up, or freeze? Here's how to escape your lizard brain...

Margaret Paul, Ph.D.
June 1 2017

This Is The Most Common Cause Of Unhappiness In Relationships (According To A Couples Therapist)

If trying to change your partner isn't working, you have two choices for how to move forward. Here's what you need to know.

How To Distinguish A Boundary From An Ultimatum + Why It's Essential To Relationships

Boundaries are key to a good relationship; ultimatums almost inevitably damage them. Here's how to set solid boundaries and steer clear of ultimatum...

Margaret Paul, Ph.D.
December 14 2016

The Subtle Sign That You're Actually NOT Ready For A Committed Relationship

A lot of people think they're ready for a committed relationship, but doing this one thing is a dead giveaway.

Margaret Paul, Ph.D.
December 6 2016

The Best (And Only) Way To Deal & Heal When You Feel Totally Helpless

"As long as you stay stuck trying to change other people, you won't focus on what you can do for yourself."

Margaret Paul, Ph.D.
November 4 2016

The Spiritual Awakening I Could Never Have Predicted + How It Changed My Life

"It was a moment of profound grace — a great gift that comes unexpectedly from spirit when we are ready for it."

Margaret Paul, Ph.D.
September 29 2016

5 Choices That'll Keep You In The Honeymoon Phase Your Whole Life

We all know that many long-term relationships eventually become distant, conflicted, boring, and/or passionless. Some people believe that this is...

Margaret Paul, Ph.D.
September 15 2016

The Stress Of Self-Abandonment Might Be Making You Sick

"Giving myself up was the opposite of being loving — it was a form of control. I was trying to control others' love and approval, rather than learning...

Margaret Paul, Ph.D.
August 29 2016

The Secret To Healing (That No Therapist Ever Told Me)

"Just as doctors in medical school are not taught about what creates physical health, therapists—at the time I was in school—weren't taught about what...

Margaret Paul, Ph.D.
August 8 2016

The Secret To Happy, Healthy Relationships Is This Counterintuitive Shift

Turns out the secret to happy relationships is the opposite of what you might think.

Margaret Paul, Ph.D.
July 26 2016

How To Deal When You're Arguing With Someone Totally Irrational

We've all argued with people who just can't seem to see reason. Here's the best way to handle it.

Margaret Paul, Ph.D.
June 28 2016

How To Lovingly Handle Displaced Anger In Your Relationship

It's up to you, as a healthy adult, to take loving action on behalf of your inner child to bring about equilibrium.

Margaret Paul, Ph.D.
May 11 2016

The Prerequisite To True Love Most People Skip

I enjoyed being there for others, which I thought meant I was fully able to love someone else. But I later realized there was always an underlying...

Margaret Paul, Ph.D.
March 17 2016

Trusting My Intuition Saved My Life. Here's How To Tap Into Yours

Everyone has the power to learn to trust their inner knowing. And the more deeply you tune into that still, small voice, the less vulnerable you are...

Margaret Paul, Ph.D.
March 9 2016

7 Signs You're With The Wrong Partner

You wanna know if you're with the right partner, you have to start with knowing why you want to be in a relationship at all. And when it comes down to...

Margaret Paul, Ph.D.
February 11 2016