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What Emotional Abuse Feels Like When It Starts

It’s not always easy to tell at the beginning of a relationship if it will become emotionally abusive. Naturally, you want to know what emotional abuse feels like so you can spot it right away. At first, your partner may seem perfect. Maybe even too perfect. An emotionally abusive person can come off incredibly charming at first. The charm is what they show to the world. Friends and family might fall for it, too. The emotionally [...]

2019-02-04T18:03:34-07:00February 4th, 2019|Relationships|0 Comments

Are Anxiety And Depression Treatable? Yes, And Here’s Where To Start

When you’re feeling inexplicably sad or chronically worried, life may seem too dark to see a bright side. Are anxiety and depression treatable? The answer is a reassuring ‘yes.’ The part of that ‘yes’ you may not want to hear is that treatment isn’t accomplished with a bandaid or a week in bed. It’s a process -- a journey into what can sometimes feel like foreign territory. It’s a journey into you. And unlike treatments for [...]

2019-01-29T17:59:29-07:00January 29th, 2019|Anxiety, Depression|0 Comments

How Codependency Ruins Relationships Before You Even Know

If you’ve ever been called a codependent before, learning how codependency ruins relationships is a very important issue to look into. It’s not that codependents can’t create successful, happy partnerships, but that some of the core requirements for mutual and sustaining love are not as easy to create. Below you’ll find the core issues most codependents face along with how to address them so you have a better shot at creating and sustaining a happy relationship [...]

2019-01-25T19:24:05-07:00January 25th, 2019|Relationships|0 Comments

How To Cope With Unhappy Relationships and Depression

Relationships and depression do not always go together, but when they do it can be difficult to cope. The first step is admitting to yourself and then to each other that you are unhappy. This can involve the loss of a dream or an idea of what you thought you had. In order to see if things can get better, you have to admit there is a problem and talk about what went wrong. Rationalizing that [...]

2019-01-07T14:15:11-07:00January 7th, 2019|Relationships|0 Comments

What Anxiety Does To The Body And How To Help Yourself Heal

It is very common for anxiety to manifest through sensations in the body. If you are having physical symptoms that your Medical Doctor can’t explain, then it is possible that they are caused by stress and anxiety. Sometimes medical symptoms are made worse by anxiety. What anxiety does to the body can manifest from fear and being scared of a wide range of things. Many people complain of discomfort in their body, or even a feeling [...]

2018-12-10T17:15:29-07:00December 10th, 2018|Anxiety|0 Comments

Two Strategies To Cope For Times When Depression Comes Out of Nowhere

If you’ve suffered from depression, you know how debilitating it can be, especially when it comes out of nowhere. If you’ve gone through depression, and come out the other end, it’s such a relief to finally feel better. But what can you do when depression comes out of nowhere? The hopelessness and helplessness you already feel, can start to feel even worse. Depression makes you feel like giving up, like nothing matters anymore. Especially when you’ve [...]

2018-12-06T09:02:31-07:00December 6th, 2018|Depression|0 Comments

What To Do When Trauma Resurfaces

When trauma resurfaces, this may be a sign that you now need to heal at a deeper level. Trauma comes up in stages. This is a good thing, since if it came up all at once it might overwhelm your nervous system. You may have dealt with trauma at one level already, and when trauma resurfaces, it is now time to get to know your true self and evolve into the next version of you. Trauma [...]

2018-11-29T09:06:40-07:00November 29th, 2018|PTSD|0 Comments

Can Relationships Cause PTSD & What to Do About It

Relationships can cause Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, especially when there is domestic violence.  What is discussed less often is how seemingly ordinary interactions in relationships can trigger, or remind you, of an old trauma, and cause you to be re-traumatized.  Emotional abuse in the form of verbal attacks can also be more subtle, but over a period of time cause PTSD. PTSD from a serious threat(s) The first and probably most obvious criteria for developing [...]

2018-11-29T08:32:32-07:00October 17th, 2018|PTSD|0 Comments

What To Do When Your Anxiety Is Debilitating

Anxiety can be debilitating.  It is marked by worry, uneasiness, nervousness, and even terror and hysteria.  There is a fear that something bad will happen, and that you can’t trust the world.  You can even feel you are losing your mind. These feelings can be so crippling that they interfere with your daily life.   Anxiety often affects you physically, as well.  Body sensations can range from butterflies in your stomach, dizziness and weakness, to full-on [...]

2018-10-17T12:35:11-07:00October 17th, 2018|Anxiety|0 Comments

How Depression Hurts Your Relationship? (And What To Do When It Does)

Depression can be caused by many different life events, such as the death of a loved one, work problems, emotional abuse or even an unresolved traumatic event.  Feeling powerless and hopeless in your life, and not being able to resolve it, can be detrimental to your relationship. Sometimes you might not even know what you are feeling down about, and getting to the bottom of it will be crucial to a better future. How can depression [...]

2018-10-17T11:46:02-07:00October 17th, 2018|Depression|0 Comments