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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. [...]

Recent Posts on Anxiety | View All

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How Does Childhood Trauma Affect Us? An Interview With Andrea Brandt

Childhood trauma In what ways do children internalize trauma, versus the way someone who experienced trauma as an [...]

5 Things You Can Do Today to Combat Social Anxiety

As kids we’re taught not to talk to strangers, then when we’re adults, we’re supposed to be suddenly good at [...]

How Childhood Emotional Trauma Impacts Adult Relationships

How Childhood Emotional Trauma Impacts Adult Relationships You may already be familiar with some of the ways childhood [...]

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 [...]

Recent Posts on Mindful Living | View All

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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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10 Things Not to Do On a First Date (and Why They Turn Us Off)

10 Things Not to Do On a First Date We go into the first date experience full of [...]

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 [...]

Recent Posts on Aging | View All

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Is Realistic Positivity the Key to Happiness as We Age?

Happiness as We Age We all know them: Those authentically positive people who are happy with their lives [...]

Tips for Baby Boomers on How to Deal with Loneliness

As we age, the changing physical and mental health and challenging life events like the loss of loved ones and [...]

Are You Happy Yet?

Society often sends the message that old age is just a waiting room for the end—either elderly people are weak, [...]

6 Ways to Keep Your Brain Fit as You Age

Whether you want to keep working for as many years as possible or make the most of your retirement, you’ll [...]