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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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Mental Wellbeing

Overcome Stress & Anxiety by Building Resilience

Have you ever stopped to think about how resilient you really are? You’re most likely too busy juggling home, children, career and attempting to establish some form of work-life balance to notice.   “Resilience is a precious skill. People who have

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Empty Nest – Syndrome or Bereavement?

As September heads to a close, many youngsters are embarking on a new phase of their life – university. Although fresher’s week will be very different this year due to the current pandemic, parents are still having to wave good-bye

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Book Reviews

The Empty Nest by Celia Dodd

Every year parents have to deal with the challenges of seeing their offspring fly the nest. It’s one of the most heart wrenching phases of parenting, often creating feelings of loss, lack of purpose and crisis of identity that can

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Book Reviews

‘Facing Love Addiction’ by Pia Mellody

This book unravels unhealthy love relationships. It addresses why there are some people who always fall in love and seem to attract those who do not love them back. In this book Mellody explores needy and co-dependent personalities, commitment phobic

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Why Affairs Are a Catalyst for Change

What happens when you discover your partner is having an affair?  Infidelity is centuries old. I will spare you the history lesson and focus on why it happens, the impact it has on all parties concerned and how you can

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Reasons Relationships Fall Apart

In my previous article I referred to how any relationship cracks you’ve avoided addressing before the lockdown can become great big chasms after being cooped up for nearly three months. Those fragments of frustration, quirky behaviours, lack of communication, misunderstandings

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