A therapist ponders her own struggles with life balance.
I thought I had it all under control. I had just enough time to do this, that and the other including work, relationships, family and self-care. So how did I get out of whack again? Because balance is a moving target.
As a therapist well versed in topics related to marriage, relationship and emotional health, I often work with people around this concept, whether it impacts them individually or in their relationships. I talk about things like taking personal inventories, about what's most important, communicat
Using TMS, the only scientifically proven cure for depression, can really help.
It’s not uncommon for friends and loved ones of those affected by depression to feel that their companions’ moods are more within their control than they let on. If you've personally experienced depression, however, you know it’s nearly impossible to "snap out of it," especially if you've undergone years of different treatments to no avail.
It's okay to feel depressed after a big change in your life.
Maybe there is a new marriage or baby that is about to affect your family, or a move up to a bigger and better job. These are all things that are supposed to make us happy and give us fulfillment, right? Well, it turns out that any transition can be difficult for people. There are people who are comfortable with change and do not miss a beat when there is a shift in the routine, however, those people are few and far between. Although it is the norm to experience some challenges during times of transition, we rarely talk about it. It is expected that we handle these times with ease and look forward to the new challenge. Although that may be a part of what someone feels in these situations, there are often other feelings that go along with change as well.
Do you and your partner fight? It could be that fear is the real problem. Read and find out more.
This guest article from Psych Central was written by Danielle B. Grossman, MFT.
Why do we fight with our partners? I’m not referring to small arguments that resolve reasonably quickly with a compromise. I am talking about fights that blow like a hurricane into a peaceful day and leave us broken, exhausted, and confused as we wonder, what just happened?
Newsflash! Not all men are commitment-phobic sex freaks.
It all started when I was a baby — this innate distrust of men. Out in public, I would find a random man, point my finger at him and scream like he was Jesus and I was crucifying him for all the possible crimes a man might commit against a woman. As if my pacifier was a crystal ball, I just knew.
In kindergarten they chase you around the playground with sticks. In high school they ditch you right before the prom. By college, it's the not calling, the commitment dodging, and the general insensitivity. Then, if you're "lucky" you marry one ... just to have him cheat on you, and complain about you to the fellas.
After an abortion, it's normal to be relieved and sad, all at the same time.
Some women are surprised after an abortion that they have waves of crying spells, depression and sadness. This can last several weeks, months or even years. It is normal to grieve after an abortion, but the strange combination of relief and sadness can be very confusing.
When I was young(er), I think I might have been crazy. Although I didn't think so at the time, here's why I say this now, looking back: I was planning a visit to my dear friends in the midwest and the Husband offered to set me up with a guy they knew. I asked his Wife why she hadn't mentioned this guy to me before and she said something like, "well I'm not sure he's right for you". When I asked why she said "I think he threw his last girlfriend out a window!". Allegedly. It hadn't been proven and he wasn't arrested...but still.
How do you know when what you are experiencing is real love?
Most people would love to have "real love," yet often they have no idea what real love is. Take a moment to think about how you would define real love.
Defining love is like defining a particular color to a person who has never been able to see color - you have to feel it to know what it is. The reason it is hard to define real love is because you cannot experience it with your mind, and definitions are of the mind. Real love is of the heart, and is a feeling that is the result of your intention to BE LOVING.
Stop following contradictory rules and focus on just one to see the best results in attracting love.
Are you playing with the law of attraction and dating, getting frustrated with all the rules? Isn’t it strange how you hear advice from different teachers and they seem to contradict each other? I dove into the personal development to find the secret to love and found myself spinning from one teaching to another, getting confused as to what was the right path to follow. Throughout my twenty years of self-discovery, I finally realized that out of all I learned that following just ONE RULE is the key that never fails and always makes me empowered.
Tired of online dating? It may be time to hit refresh on your love life.
In our busy lives, online dating is the best chance many of us have to find a loving, lasting relationship. I should know — I used online dating for nearly a decade (!) as one of many paths to meeting my Mr. Wonderful. I learned a valuable lesson during my active dating years, namely that sustained effort is the path to success in all areas of life, including love. Whether your goal is marriage or meaningful companionship, venues like Match, eHarmony, Ourtime, and Zoosk are winning bets. Many people walk away and never reach their love goals online or anywhere else because they become fed up with the highs and lows that are inherent to online dating.