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10 ways to get through a break-up fast

The aftermath of a breakup can shake you right to your core. You feel cold & empty, and despair disguises itself as a sinking feeling in your stomach that just won’t go away, nor will the many unanswered questions floating around in your head: Why me? What did I do wrong? Why doesn’t he love me anymore? Maybe you saw it coming; maybe you didn’t. So the breakup has happened. Now it’s time for the break-over! Here are 10 ways to get through a break-up: 1) Hope = no recovery from breakups The main reason people accept the death of…

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5 Simple Techniques To Overcome Loneliness

In a world where terms such as FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) and YOLO (You Only Live Once) have become of major importance, there’s an expectation that you constantly need to be doing something: shopping, travelling, partying, socialising – the list is never ending. This invisible layer of social expectations can make anyone feel overwhelmed. They become the untold definition of how to live life the right way, which puts pressure on anyone who isn’t following these unspoken rules. Fail to follow these expectations, and you find yourself feeling lonely. However, these expectations aren’t always meaningful ones. Doing things that…

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Importance of listening in counseling

“One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.” -Bryant H McGill As counselors, listening intently is the first step towards understanding, assessing and guiding the client. They know that listening is not about understanding the words of the questions asked, but to understand why the question was asked in the first place. It shows a genuine desire to be with someone, which in turn both heals and builds trust in your client. We are aware about the ‘healing’ ability of just talking to someone who listens without judgment. Even if they…

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The One-Stop Guide to Understanding Social Anxiety

For people suffering from social anxiety, everyday social interactions can cause irrational anxiety, fear, self-consciousness, and embarrassment. Social anxiety can take any form, may it be dating, making friends, networking, public speaking, work relationships or socializing, Social anxiety is a condition in which a person has an excessive fear of being closely watched, judged, and criticized in social situations. Understanding social anxiety is the most important step towards not feeling lost or unaware of why and when it happens. So, where do you start? In this post, we will answer a few common questions pertaining to social anxiety. What is…

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10 Ways to (Re)connect with Your Spouse and Build a Strong Marriage

Unless you’re still in the honeymoon phase, it’s not always easy to feel strongly connected to your partner. Life gets in the way, work keeps you really busy, and before you know it, you haven’t had a tender moment with them in a while. It happens to the best of us. It’s different for everyone, but there are definitely some little things you can do more on a daily basis proven to help keep your relationship strong & sustaining. It’s the smallest gestures that close the distance between ourselves and the people we love. While the big signals, like surprising…

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6 Step Guide to Overcoming Social Anxiety

Social anxiety disorder, also known as social phobia, is an intense fear of becoming extremely anxious and possibly humiliated in social situations — specifically of embarrassing yourself in front of other people. A person who suffers from social anxiety tends to think that other people are far better at public speaking, or hanging out in a social situation and mingling with others at a party. The person tends to focus on every little small mistake they do in a social situation, and exaggerate them out of proportion. Social phobia disrupts normal life, interfering with career or social relationships. For example,…

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10 Ways to Deal With Difficult People

We all have people in our lives who make us feel just downright happy when we are around them. They are easy to be around, they share your interests, they are kind and thoughtful, and you respect them. You can categorise them as your “happy people”. Most of the people you choose to be in your life, your friends for example, belong to this category As much as we want happy people in our lives, it often happens that difficult people appear in our circle to gum up the works. In fact, some of those difficult people can be right…

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