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Why relationships breakdown

Tension, resentment, anger, arguments and power battles in relationships can quickly build up. They are the result of communication breaking down long before you become aware or willing to admit. Like a dripping tap – it builds up until the

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How loss of identity triggers depression

Do you often feel low, down or sad? Do you find yourself struggling to concentrate, lethargic, tired, stressed, angry, irritable or lacking in motivation? Have you lost enjoyment or enthusiasm for usual activities and started to withdraw from your social

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Book Reviews

‘Games People Play’ by Eric Berne

This book explores the psychological games we play in our relationships with family, friends, work colleagues and loved ones.  Every interaction or social intercourse with another person is an opportunity to unconsciously play one or more of the many games,

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What do you do when the past gets in the way?

Do you sometimes get overanxious or panicky and find yourself unable to deal with everyday life? Do you feel vulnerable helpless and afraid when faced with certain situations, as if your usual coping mechanisms have suddenly failed? Most of us

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Are you too stressed for sex?

Are you keeping things to yourself? Is it difficult for your partner to understand what you are going through and provide the right levels of help and support? Do you find a busy day at work, a poorly child, frequent

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Bereavement – it’s good to talk

Are you struggling to come to terms with the loss of a loved one? Was it sudden and unexpected, leaving you with things left unsaid or unresolved feelings? Or were there issues in your relationship, so the only thing you

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Why pleasing others can leave you feeling empty

Are you friendly, generous, self-sacrificing, well-meaning and driven to maintain harmony whatever the cost? In a relationship, do you find yourself taking on the role of peacemaker, often resulting in a parent-child dynamic, where you sacrifice your own needs it

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Book Reviews

The Porn Trap by Wendy & Larry Maltz

In this clear and easy to read book, authors Wendy and Larry Maltz explain how easy it is to become addicted to porn. They shed new light on the compelling nature and destructive power of today’s instantly available pornography.  It

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Mental Wellbeing

Why do I feel so bad about being me?

Are feelings of unworthiness and self-hatred limiting your life? Do you hide your real self, or sabotage situations and opportunities because you don’t feel you deserve to be happy? If this sounds familiar, then read on… ‘To be yourself in

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How Relationships Can Impact Stress Levels

Many unresolved relationship issues contribute to high stress levels, and if left unresolved can lead to much bigger problems, including separation or divorce. What once started as small frustrations often become big irritations when ignored. Sometimes we go into denial

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Mental Wellbeing

A Long Road to Old Age

I’m a woman on a mission when I’m out shopping, especially in supermarkets.  I like to get in, pick, pay and get out as quickly as possible. The whole concept of superstores with bright lights, shopping trolleys, screaming kids and

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