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Centerstone offers advice and education on a variety of current health-related topics and trends. We have articles – most written by our experts in their fields – to help our readers stay informed on new and ongoing mental health issues.

Read about things like:

  • how to fight addiction
  • easy ways to relieve stress
  • recognizing anxiety and depression and how to overcome them
  • what to do if a loved one is experiencing suicidal thoughts

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Combating Domestic Violence

What is Domestic Violence? Domestic violence can be defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. The abuse may be physical, sexual, emotional, or include threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, ...

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4 Steps to Handling Difficult Conversations

Difficult conversations can lead to anxiety, among many other things. We’ve all been there, though. Loud voices. Accusing words. Cold shoulders. Heated discussions. These are just a few signs of relationships and conversations that are on the verge of explosion. How we deal with these tough moments, in our actions and our language, is important ...

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Tips for a Happier Relationship

Whether you are married or single, listening may be the greatest contribution you can bring to your relationships. Listening strengthens relationships and demonstrates attentiveness, caring and respect. Listening is more than just hearing, however. To truly listen, you must give your undivided attention and put your own agenda and needs aside. For many women, being ...

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7 Tips To Fix Up Your Marriage

It’s gotten to be common knowledge that marriage ends in divorce almost half the time in this country. While marriage is good for a couples’ mental and physical health, it’s not always sunshine and rainbows. Because guess what? Every marriage is a work in progress. Wise couples realize that occasional relationship remodeling is necessary to ...

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Six Secrets of Great Relationships

What are the essential qualities of a great and healthy relationship? Communication and conflict resolution skills are certainly at the top of the list. But there are other skills and simple secrets to keep your relationship healthy and thriving. Below are six to consider:   1) Share secrets   The best relationships involve friends who ...

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Take These 3 Relationship Goals to Heart

As Valentine’s Day nears, the internet buzzes with playfully captioned pictures (or “memes”) inspiring us toward “Relationship Goals.” But beyond those fun photos of mature couples who still push each other in shopping carts or wear matching Star Wars t-shirts, there must lie deeper efforts to uphold long term commitments. Marriage and family therapists at ...

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Toxic Relationships

You can tell if a relationship is toxic when spending time with someone drags you down, belittles you or makes you feel hurt, angry, and miserable.  Some people think of a “toxic relationship” as the most dangerous kind of relationship – one that only involves abuse or addictions.  These are, in fact, harmful characteristics of ...

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Jealousy And Relationships

Jealousy can be a powerful and painful emotion, and this negative emotion can end almost any relationship. If left untreated, jealousy can create a permanent wedge between you and your partner, while negatively affecting future relationships.   Where Does Jealousy Come From?   Jealousy basically arises from insecurity within oneself and not trusting your partner. ...

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How to Deal with Infidelity

Athletes. Politicians. Actors. Many celebrities are making headlines these days, but not necessarily for their professional achievements. Instead, it seems like the rich and famous are becoming infamous for their marital mishaps. We read the headlines, hear the television reports and even gush about it with our girlfriends. “I can’t believe he cheated on his ...