Understanding and Managing Mental Health Conditions Like Depression and Anxiety

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What is Mental Health?  Mental health refers to a person’s overall emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It encompasses how individuals think, feel, and act, as well as how they cope with stress, make choices and relate to others. Mental health is vital for maintaining a balanced and fulfilling life, and it affects various aspects, including […]

Overcoming Relationship Anxiety

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What is Relationship Anxiety? Relationship anxiety refers to a set of feelings and behaviours that individuals experience when they are in a romantic relationship or when they are considering entering one. These feelings can range from mild worry to severe anxiety and can manifest in a variety of ways. Common symptoms of relationship anxiety include […]

How to Build and Maintain Healthy Relationships

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Building and maintaining a healthy intimate relationship requires effort, patience, and commitment. In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to get caught up in our daily routine and forget to prioritize our relationships. However, neglecting our relationships can lead to feelings of loneliness, dissatisfaction, and even breakups or divorces. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some […]

What Is Trauma and Trauma-Informed Therapy?

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Trauma is a word we hear often, but it is not always fully understood. Trauma refers to a deeply distressing or disturbing experience that overwhelms a person’s ability to cope. It can be caused by a single event or a series of events, and it can have a profound impact on a person’s life and […]

Why we should stop focusing on self-esteem and start focusing on self-compassion

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What is self esteem? Self-esteem is the subjective evaluation of one’s worth or value as a person. It is often based on our own beliefs and perceptions about ourselves, which are shaped by various factors such as personal experiences, upbringing, and social comparisons. Self-esteem is often based on comparing ourselves to others and judging our […]

The Importance of Commitment in a Relationship

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A healthy and successful relationship requires commitment from both partners. When both partners are fully committed to the relationship, they will work together to repair any ruptures or damage that has been done to it. The same is true in couples therapy.  The committment to repair the relationship plays a major role in how successful […]

The Power of Appreciation

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Appreciation is a simple but powerful act that can have a profound impact on the well-being and happiness of individuals. Appreciation is a powerful tool in any relationship, and it’s especially vital in intimate relationships. When partners appreciate each other, they not only make each other feel good, but they also build a strong foundation […]

Is Phubbing Ruining Your Relationship?

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You’re probably wondering what Phubbing is. Almost all of us have been “Phubbed” at one point or another. You just might not have heard the term before today.  Surprisingly, though the phrase has only recently begun reaching prevalence, the term dates to a contest held in 2012. The publishers of the Macquarie Dictionary worked with […]

Great Relationships Don’t Just Happen: They Require Care

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There’s a persistent relationship myth damaging many relationships. Actually, if you’ve read our previous article, you’ll know there are many. But there is one, in particular, doing long-term damage to relationships.  You have probably heard it from friends or family or may even believe it yourself in the back of your mind. “Good relationships just […]

5 Relationship Myths Hurting Your Relationship

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We all know that relationships can be complicated and that maintaining a positive connection with the people we care about is not always easy. On top of the natural difficulty, many of us have ideas or myths about how relationships ‘should’ be conducted. Unfortunately, when we don’t root out these myths, they can lead to […]