117 Articles by Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

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 Deal With An Extreme Over-Talker

Being a nice person doesn't mean letting people walk (or talk) all over you. Here's how to make healthy boundaries (without causing hurt feelings).

Margaret Paul, Ph.D.
April 18 2017

Do You Need To Be Right? It Might Be Ruining Your Relationships

If your fights with your partner tend to be more about winning than about resolving conflict, read this.

Margaret Paul, Ph.D.
January 26 2017

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

Getting Easily Overwhelmed Might Just Be One Of Your Greatest Strengths. Here's Why

"Before I understood high sensitivity, I always thought there was something wrong with me."

Margaret Paul, Ph.D.
November 10 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

8 Upper Limit Beliefs That Might Be Keeping You From Loving Yourself

"The more we fill ourselves up with love, the more love we have to share with others."

Margaret Paul, Ph.D.
October 11 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 Tell If You Should Offer Advice To A Friend—Or Keep Quiet

It can be tough to know when to offer constructive criticism and when to keep quiet. Here's an easy litmus test to help you get it right every time.

Margaret Paul, Ph.D.
July 21 2016