Dr. Ramani Durvasula

Dr. Ramani Durvasula is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in Santa Monica, CA and Professor of Psychology at California State University, Los Angeles, where she was named Outstanding Professor in 2012.  She is the author of the new relationship survival manual Should I Stay or Should I Go: Surviving a Relationship With a Narcissist (Post Hill Press) She is also the author of You Are WHY You Eat: Change Your Food Attitude, Change Your Life, as well as the author of numerous peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters and conference papers. She brings expertise in relationships, sexuality, health and wellness. Dr. Durvasula was the co-host of Oxygen’s series My Shopping Addiction, and has also been featured on series on Bravo, the Lifetime Movie Network, National Geographic, the History Channel, Discovery Science, and Investigation Discovery as well as in documentary films (Someone You Love) on health. She has been a featured commentator on nearly every major television network, as well as radio, print, and internet media. Muses and Visionaries magazine features her opinions and guidance in their regular column “On the Couch with Dr. Ramani.” and she is an expert on wellness on Living Healthy. Dr. Durvasula recognizes that narcissism and technology have changed the landscape of love and relationships and provides keen insights on how to survive in this challenging territory of love and commitment. Dr. Durvasula brings a unique expertise as a professor, clinician, researcher, author, media commentator, and mother.


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15 Tips for Creating The Life You Want

Goethe famously wrote “One lives in this world but once…” If that is the case, ask yourself, “What do I want my life to look like?” Then make it look that way. In making that journey, here are some provisions for your psychological backpack: Do not invite regret into your life. Instead, take chances, try new things, and take the path less traveled. Regret never dissipates, and second chances are rare. Beware of scripting your life…. Storytelling can trap us in other people’s scripts. Let life happen rather than forcing it to fit someone else’s idea of what a life… Read more.

Waiting for someone else to rescue you is like outsourcing your soul. Rescue yourself, and take back your life.