Category: Relationships

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Managing the “Sunday Scaries”

Tips for how to manage the Sunday Scaries or Sunday Blues.

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Q&A: How to Give Your Partner Space When They’re Stressed

Tips for how to give your partner space when they are stressed.

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7 Simple Money Tips You Can Actually Use

While it may be true that money cannot buy you happiness… it can make your life a lot easier when used appropriately or exponentially harder if used irresponsibly. If your financial situation needs a makeover, try these few small changes and watch those dollar signs add up. Track your spending It is so easy to overspend if you have no idea where your money … Read More 7 Simple Money Tips You Can Actually Use

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How to Explain Anxiety to Someone Close to You

There is no “right” time to tell someone you care about that you live with anxiety. It will likely happen when the time feels right, and when there is a level of trust between you that allows for an open conversation. When you do decide to talk to your partner about your anxiety, be sure to take the time the discussion deserves. This is … Read More How to Explain Anxiety to Someone Close to You

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How to Deal With a Breakup the Empowered Way

Dealing with a breakup is difficult which can result in a resurgence of habits that take a toll on our mental health. Managing a breakup in an empowered way helps us to deal with hurt in a positive and productive way as opposed to taking the pain out on ourselves. Self-care is key. If your best friend called you and told you they broke … Read More How to Deal With a Breakup the Empowered Way

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9 Ways to Kickstart the New Year

2020 has been a whirlwind of new challenges and hardship. In a year that has been filled with sad, dark, and at times depressing days we need a resolution remix for 2021. Below are some new takes on an old tradition to help kick start the new year off right. Kick deprivation to the curb. Many of us have tried strict dieting in the … Read More 9 Ways to Kickstart the New Year

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Hallucinations in Children

A hallucination is an experience of sensing something that is not actually there. There are several different types of hallucinations: auditory, visual, and tactile. Auditory hallucinations are the most common type of hallucinations. There are many reasons children experience hallucinations. This is why when it comes to discussing hallucinations in children, context is important. Hallucinations in children is fairly common and isn’t always pathological. Hallucinations … Read More Hallucinations in Children

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The Significance of Honesty

National Honesty Day observed nationally on April 30th was created by author M. Hirsch Goldberg who wrote The Book of Lies. In an article he wrote for the Baltimore Sun in 1993, he stated that the purpose of National Honesty Day was to counteract April Fool’s Day observed on April 1st which celebrates the tradition of telling lies. He wrote “I was astonished with how much our history has … Read More The Significance of Honesty

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How to Talk to Your Partner about Your Mental Health Diagnosis

One of the most difficult parts of living with a mental health diagnosis is deciding when and with whom to share your journey. There can be fear of how they may react, it may be difficult to explain, and it could be hard to find what feels like a good time to talk about it. One thing to keep in mind is there is … Read More How to Talk to Your Partner about Your Mental Health Diagnosis

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Making Peace with Jealousy

Jealousy is a natural human emotion and is often incited at the most inconvenient of times. It is frequently unavoidable given that it usually springs up without warning. Nobody pencils into their calendar, “I plan to be jealous of X today,” but the reality is that this emotion can hold tremendous power over us if we let it. Jealousy frequently stems from some sense … Read More Making Peace with Jealousy

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Making Long Distance Relationships Work

Throughout my life I’ve heard that long distance relationships never work: it’s too hard, it’s too far, you never see your partner, you can’t meaningfully connect, you don’t get to spend any time together, and the list goes on. Although most people can agree that dating someone local is easier than dating someone long distance, that does not mean long distance relationships are impossible. … Read More Making Long Distance Relationships Work

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Quality Over Quantity: Discerning Who Your Real Friends Are

Just because you know a lot of people, that doesn’t mean they’re your friends. When we get older there’s a part of us that wants to believe we’ve left the school yard social dynamics and high school drama behind us. Why? Because we’re supposed to be “grown-ups” now, and as such we don’t indulge in this Mean Girls mindset anymore. Right? But the reality is, not … Read More Quality Over Quantity: Discerning Who Your Real Friends Are