When to Worry: Recognizing Signs of Trauma in Your Loved Ones

When to Worry: Recognizing Signs of Trauma in Your Loved Ones Over the past several years, there have been numerous traumatic events across the world, from incidents of mass violence to devastating natural disasters, hundreds of thousands of us have experienced or witnessed a disastrous or life-threatening event within our lifetimes. In addition to tragedies such as these, anyone who...[ read more ]

How to Help Manage a Loved One’s Anxiety

When a friend or loved one suffers from anxiety, it can be intimidating or frustrating trying to help them cope. Panic and anxiety attacks can leave the anxiety sufferer feeling any number of symptoms, and you may feel helpless and unable to support them. Here are some tips to help you manage a loved one’s anxiety. Listen Let your loved...[ read more ]

Creating a Safe Home Environment After Rehab

If you or a loved one have gone through a programme in a drug or alcohol rehabilitation centre, you know that much of the time spent in rehab focuses on preparing you for your move back home. It can be a dangerous and scary transition if you are unprepared. Although throughout your stay in rehab you've accomplished many things and...[ read more ]

What is Gaslighting Part 2

The following are a continuation of tell-tale techniques of gaslighting behaviour. 6. Declarations of love and flattery. A gaslighter will systematically emotionally tear you down and build you back up, only to tear you down again. Whether you realise it or not declarations of love and flattery are being used by the abuser to build you up to prepare you...[ read more ]

What is Gaslighting Part 1

Examples of Gaslighting The following are tell-tale signs of gaslighting behaviour: 1. Blatant lying. First, people whom gaslight tell lies. They can lie which such ease and this is the issue. This lying becomes an abusive entrenched pattern. You start to question everything and become uncertain of the most straightforward matters. This self-doubt is what a gaslighter wants to cultivate....[ read more ]

“Why Am I Sad After Sex?” Postcoital Dysphoria & Other Causes

It may be difficult to face or admit, but it's a feeling many of us have experienced: sadness after sex. Even if the sex was great and satisfying, the sense of sadness or depression after sex is more common than you might believe. According to a 2015 study done on Postcoital Dysphoria, 46% of women respondents reported feelings of sadness...[ read more ]

Is My Anger Normal, Or Should I Seek Help?

Life wouldn't be life without those little irritants that push our buttons. Moreover, when our buttons get pushed, it's completely natural to feel angry. Anger is a normal emotion that can facilitate better communication and positive change when expressed appropriately. However, for some people, managing their anger is challenging. Usually, these people are the last to know they even have...[ read more ]

Feeling Disconnected?

Feeling Disconnected? Here are three ways to reconnect. Thanks to Hollywood, many couples have been led to believe the secret to reconnecting and rekindling passion is through a Caribbean cruise, a new car or jewelry. However, the reality is, once there is a disconnect between partners, gift and vacations will not help long term. It may seem counterintuitive, but love...[ read more ]

Parents Separating– Telling the Children Part 1

Telling your children that you are separating can be the one thing many of us dread. You may fear your children's reactions. Verbalising it may also make it more real for you. Every child and every family is different, so it is essential to take the time to think about your children and your family situation before starting this process....[ read more ]

What Causes Insomnia? 15 Key Culprits

If you are someone who spends most of the night tossing and turning, checking the time on the clock, you are not alone. According to some recent statistics, close to 20% of Brits suffer from some sleep disorder. Symptoms of Insomnia Those trouble with insomnia experience difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep or getting back to sleep when they wake up...[ read more ]

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