Author Archives: AHafkin

When You Can’t Bond with Your Newborn and Other Postpartum Depression Symptoms

When a woman has a baby, she generally expects that as soon as the baby is put in her arms, she will fall instantly in love. For many women, this bonding does happen immediately or even before delivery. But as … Continue reading

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5 Romantic Things to Do in NYC This Spring

Relationships need constant attention and maintenance, like anything else. Take time to do something together that both of you enjoy, away from the everyday pressures so you can focus on each other and create memories together. While it’s important to … Continue reading

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Infertility: The Anxiety of Worst-Case Scenarios

A diagnosis of infertility usually causes emotional anguish, and for some couples, it can be devastating. The ability to “google” about infertility often makes things worse, causing the would-be parents to worry about things that don’t even apply in their … Continue reading

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Holding Yourself Back? 7 Steps to Moving Forward in a New Year or Any Time in Life

You’ve heard the saying, “You’re your own worst enemy.” This is true even for many successful, happy people. There are usually some behaviors or beliefs in all of us that need adjusting so that we can be our “own best … Continue reading

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Should You Take Medication for Your Depression?

Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) affects 6 million American adults, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. But many other adults struggle with less severe forms of depression, anxiety, or just what is called “the blues.” The severity of … Continue reading

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Careers That Cause Depression and Burnout

We spend many hours at our jobs, often well over 40 hours a week. Naturally, our careers will have a major impact on our mental health. A person who loves their line of work, feels fairly compensated and appreciated, and … Continue reading

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How to Make Your Good Marriage Better

If you have a happy marriage already, you are probably both good at the basics: You are careful with your words, avoid accusations when fighting, try to compromise when necessary, and have compatible personalities and interests. But you can do … Continue reading

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Infertility and the Question “When Are You Going to Have Kids?”

The holidays are a time of get togethers with family and friends. These can be fun, but also stressful. I recently posted a blog to address dealing with stress when you have anxiety. Infertile couples endure their own kind of anxiety: … Continue reading

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Use These 3 Techniques to Cope with Anxiety During the Holidays

The holidays are opportunities to celebrate, have time off from work, and spend extra time with family and friends. Unfortunately, holidays come with so much preparation and so many expectations that they can cause a great deal of stress for … Continue reading

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Update on Infertility: Stress Has an Impact

I recently posted a blog about how depression and anxiety are linked to infertility. Depression and anxiety are stressful in themselves, but stress can come without them. And “ordinary” stress itself can affect your fertility. Stress has been on the … Continue reading

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