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Articles and Posts by Andrea Brandt, PhD

Welcome: I enjoy writing blogs on AngerRelationshipsMindful LivingAnxiety, and Aging. I am a contributing editor to Psychology Today so you can find all my posts for that magazine here. I also contribute blogs to other websites as well, so please check out In the Media.

You can listen to me speak about my books on various radio interviews as well as read my book reviews.

Recent Posts on Anger | View All

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Is Your Anger a Cover for Shame?

If you have a quick temper, if you shout, if you slam doors, your problem may not actually be your [...]

When Passive Aggression Is the Third Party in Your Relationship

When your partner is passive-aggressive, it can feel like passive-aggression is the third party in your relationship. Passive-aggressiveness not only [...]

7 Steps to Resolving Conflicts With Your Passive-Aggressive Partner

Most people are afraid of conflict in their relationships. No one really enjoys getting into arguments with their partner, right? [...]

Is Emotional Discomfort Good for You?

Anger doesn't feel good. It makes our hearts race and our palms sweat. It makes us feel anxious and scared. [...]

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4 Ways Childhood Emotional Trauma Impacts Us as Adults

4 Ways Childhood Emotional Trauma Impacts Us as Adults Whether you witnessed or experienced violence as a child [...]

5 Things You Need to Know About Anxiety

Here are 5 things you need to know about anxiety. "I'm so stressed out right now." We hear [...]

3 Signs You Have an Unhealthy Attachment to Your Partner

You enjoy your partner's company, share his concerns, and feel connected to her even when you're separate. These are signs [...]

How Your Fear May Be Limiting You

Many of the beliefs that have the greatest impact on our lives exist on a level outside of our awareness. [...]

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How Self Love Saves Lives

When you love yourself, you don't rely on others for your self-esteem or self-image. When you love yourself, you feel [...]

6 Steps to a Positive Outlook on Life

Positive Outlook Whether it's January 1 or June 30, every day is one in which you can make [...]

Don’t Just Survive the Holidays, Enjoy Them

Don't Just Survive the Holidays, Enjoy Them It's that time of year again. The displays of small potted [...]

What Do We Mean When We Say “Self-Love?”

Therapists like myself spend a lot of time talking about self-love. But if you’re like many of my patients, you [...]

Recent Posts on Relationships | View All

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Is it Possible to Fine-Tune Your Intuition?

Is it possible to fine-tune your intuition? Absolutely. Have you ever been on a date and thought "I [...]

How to Stop Passive Aggression from Ruining Your Relationship

ruining your relationship Learning to express anger in a healthy way will help couples resolve conflicts, instead of [...]

Harmful Behavior Inventory

I read once about a sign Oprah Winfrey posts in her office: "Please take responsibility for the energy you bring [...]

Got Marriage Problems? Blame Hollywood

Growing up most of us had two models for what adult romantic relationships should look like. One, we had our [...]

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7 Secrets to a Successful Relationship After 50

7 Secrets to a Successful Relationship After 50 Whether you've been with the same person for 30 years [...]

4 Keys to Increase Your Happiness As You Get Older

Through your youth and early adulthood, you accumulate many varied experiences, both good and bad. You make false starts, turn [...]

How I Conquered My Fears and Took Risks After 50

Andrea writes an article for Zest.com. View entire article here.  "I grew up in a family that didn’t know how [...]

10 Resolutions to Help You Become More Mindful

It’s always a good time to resolve to make personal improvements that include new attitudes, changed behaviors and improved routines. [...]