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I’m Dr. Duff

I’m Robert, a licensed clinical psychologist based in Southern California, and author of the bestselling Hardcore Self Help book series. I also host a weekly podcast where I address reader questions and interview others in the mental health field.

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Can We Remain Friends after Romance?

Can We Remain Friends after Romance?

The space between friendship and intimate relationships can be a gray area to navigate and varies greatly from person to person. In episode 267, I received a question from an individual who has found themselves stuck after an intimate encounter with a friend left them feeling rejected and upset. In this post, I dive into more detail and look at relationship and personal boundaries, as well as steps you can take to repair a relationship that may have unintentionally crossed the line.

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September 2, 2021 0

Can Therapy Help With Trauma?

Can Therapy Help With Trauma?

Processing and moving forward from past traumatic experiences is something that is easier said than done.  In episode 267, I received a question from an individual who is struggling to work past a history of bullying, domestic abuse, and a chaotic home environment. In this post, I dive into more detail and look at how therapy can help you to achieve a better relationship with your past and enable you to move forward from trauma.

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August 29, 2021 0

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