Healing Your Relationship After an Affair


Mental Health Blog

Hurt is synonymous with affairs, whether emotional or physical. Most people don’t start affairs because their partners are lacking something; but rather because they experience fundamental unhappiness. This may be an unconscious expression of an unhealthy relationship with love. Often partners who cheat experience some unresolved hurt.  Sometimes an affair provides an adequate distraction and […]

June 1, 2019

How to Know if You’re an Addict


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Before you can get help, you’ve got to recognise that you’ve got an addiction. In addition, the pain your addiction inflicts on you must be more painful than any perceived benefits. Does it feel like your life has become unmanageable? Unfortunately, you may not be able to determine this easily because, according to brain imaging […]

May 31, 2019

Coping With Anger Issues


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What is anger? Raw, powerful, and frequently problematic, anger is one of the basic human emotions. The purpose of this emotion is to prepare us to fight. Although fighting can include throwing punches on rare occasions; more often it’s about combating personal struggles or problems we have with our surroundings. Whether it’s the people around […]

May 30, 2019

Boundaries


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Personal boundaries are a key to living a healthy and prosperous life. While we all understand that establishing, communicating and enforcing personal boundaries is vital for happiness, it can be challenging keeping boundaries in place. What are boundaries?  Based on your beliefs, opinions and past experiences, personal boundaries are limits you put in place to […]

December 29, 2018

Work conflicts


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Opposing ideas can take businesses to new heights – if they are managed properly.  However, as a result of being poorly managed, most work related conflicts do the exact opposite.  Unless they are addressed and resolved quickly, conflicts can cause a range of problems including low morale, open hostilities, a lack of productivity and customer […]

December 28, 2018

Surviving childhood sexual abuse


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Any sexual activity in which a person takes advantage of another in any way shape or form is sexual abuse. Sexual activities are only acceptable when they take place with lucid, consenting adults. There are no exceptions to this. None. Although all forms of abuse are reprehensible, a child’s involvement makes them infinitely more so. […]

December 27, 2018

Relationship conflicts


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Everyone experiences upsets and disagreements in relationships from time to time.  Relationship conflicts occur when people clash over differing opinions. Conflicts in themselves are neither good or bad but the way in which they’re handled can make or break a relationship. If you find yourself in a relationship conflict, it’s important to step up and […]

December 26, 2018

Parenting


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Until you become a parent, nothing can prepare you for the joy of welcoming a new life into your world.  While it can be the most beautiful of experiences, it can also the most stressful role you take on.  Being a parent is not easy and each stage in your child’s development brings new challenges […]

December 25, 2018

Forming your identity


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As a combination of qualities, expressions, looks and beliefs; identities relate to basic values that govern the choices people make. Rather than choose their own identities, most people internalise those of their parents or dominant cultures. And this is where the problem lies. In taking on the values of others, people are often not being […]

December 24, 2018

How to overcome trauma – developmental and complex


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Before we look at how developmental and complex traumas can be overcome, it’s important to understand exactly what they are and how they can impact your life. Like all traumas, developmental and complex traumas are psychological wounds brought on by unexpected events that cause severe shock. What makes them different from other traumas and classifies […]

December 23, 2018