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Author Keith Ablow

SOBERING TRUTHS ABOUT ALCOHOL’S SUBTLE GRIP

OVER the course of my work, I end up treating many patients for alcohol abuse. But in the beginning, very few of them actually come to me worried about whether they might be alcoholics. Most of them come for help with depression, marital discord, stress at work or anxiety. Many …

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Author Keith Ablow

KEEPING THE FAITH AFTER INFIDELITY

INFIDELITY is often treated as the atom bomb of marriage problems. When an affair is discovered, many people assume the only solution is divorce. But it doesn’t need to mean the end of a marriage. Instead, it can turn out to be the beginning of a closer union. Anger, jealousy, …

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Author Keith Ablow

FOUNDATION FOR BUILDING CHARACTER

LATELY, scores of parents have been contacting me with concerns about their children’s characters. Their sons and daughters seem focused on browsing the Internet, instant messaging compulsively and buying gadgets and clothes — but not on testing themselves intellectually, communicating from their hearts or serving others. Our children can craft …

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Author Keith Ablow

FOOD ADDICTION A REAL AFFLICTION

A lot of men and women have been turning up in my office lately because they haven’t been able to lose weight through diets or exercise. Some are only 10 pounds overweight, whereas others are overweight by 30 pounds or more. The diets have plenty of recipes and the gyms …

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Author Keith Ablow

LOVE’S AFTERLIFE

PEOPLE are stories. Our lives proceed through childhood to adolescence and then into adulthood, much like chapters of a book. One experience builds on another. That’s why figuring out what we want, why we want it and how to get it can seem so complicated. It isn’t just about understanding …

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Author Keith Ablow

TEXT PIX GIVE TEENS KICKS

AS many as 20 percent of American teenagers now do it: send nude or partly nude photos of themselves via text message. It’s sleazy, to be sure. But what many people might not know is that it can also be illegal. When the photos are of underage individuals, it technically …

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Author Keith Ablow

SIX SIGNS YOU’VE FOUND TRUE LOVE

THEY say all you need is love — and having practiced psychiatry for 16 years, I can say it’s at the center of the biggest question people struggle with: Have I found love? In my life, have I been really, truly loved? So many of us are told in childhood …

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Author Keith Ablow

THIS TALK DOESN’T HAVE TO KILL YOU

WHAT’S harder to talk to your kids about than sex? For many families, it’s death. Some of us feel as though telling our children the truth about death will scare them or leave them psychologically scarred. Our anxieties about death feed the trouble we have talking about it. Our religious …

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Author Keith Ablow

REFLECTION ON REJECTION

REJECTION is a normal part of life. But coping with it or learning from it? That’s another thing entirely. Now, with so many people out of work and finding it hard to get jobs, rejection – and our reaction to it – has become especially important. Even as adults, rejection …

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Author Keith Ablow

DIVORCE INTERRUPTUS

THE lousy economy has become an unexpected ally of mine in the part of my practice devoted to couples therapy. Much of my success in this arena has depended on convincing couples on the threshold of divorce to slow down and consider alternatives to lawyering up. I encourage them to …

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Local Interest

09/19/2018 – Thinking Outside the Mailbox – Stamps and History. Presented by Henry Lukas, Education Director at the Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History at Regis College in Weston

Thinking Outside the Mailbox – Stamps and History – presented by Henry Lukas, Education Director at the Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History at Regis College in Weston  Learn about the history of the U.S. postal system by viewing stamps issued since 1847, plus the very first postage stamp …

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09/19/2018 – A Year (and a life) in Paris

North Shore Photography Lecture Series – If you’re a traveler, you probably know the feeling. Over the second glass of wine at the bistro or trattoria, between the appetizer and main course, you turn to your partner and wonder aloud, “Wouldn’t it be fun to live here?” During their many …

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