But as I have learned through many years of therapy, reconciling doesn’t equal everything becoming “normal” and having your relationship being perfect.
Sometimes you can be triggered by events. Sometimes you can be triggered by something as simple as someone dropping something loudly (I know I can be) or by witnessing a confrontation, however brief or mild.
For #MentalHealth awareness month, contributor and model Brittany Rife weighs in on why projecting our insecurities only really damages ourselves. “Wow I can’t believe she’s wearing that in public!” “If I were him, I couldn’t live the way he does…” “I would never wear something like that if I was as big as her.” Have…
The most manipulative of exes plant seeds of doubt that continue to grow long after they’ve left, making sure you feel their control even when they are not physically there. I’ve been there. I’m recovering.
as going to appointments, which turned weekly towards the end of pregnancy. No talk of it. This it I grew to learn very well: Post Partum Anxiety.
College is usually referred to as the best four years of people lives, yet the fact that it takes time to get to know people is never brought up. This leads to students who are unprepared for an overwhelming loneliness that is encountered.
Consent is not throwing a list of sex acts at a person until they give up and say yes to the least objectionable one, it’s a negotiation where all parties get to share what they like and find a set of sexy activities that make everyone happy.
Books have proved to be effective in helping a wide range of mental health issues, from anxiety to depression to dementia, and, though reading is not a “miracle cure” able to replace all other forms of treatment for mental illnesses, it can nonetheless have a positive influence when paired with other treatments.
Yet toxic relationships are an essential part of our media; they can often make the most compelling stories, ones that people can relate their own experiences to. They can also give people the opportunity to explore and better understand themselves through fiction.
Perhaps the original plan was to fast from coffee, but then you realize your fellow congregant is fasting from both coffee and sugar. Does this result in you seeming to be less religious, less committed, weaker of faith?