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Anxiety & Depression

Why See A Therapist When You Can Talk To Your Friends?

Although mental health therapy has become much more acceptable in our time, there are still people who consider that if you have good friends then you shouldn’t really need a therapist. Aren’t therapists just people you talk to? Can’t your friends listen to you and help with your problems? When we don’t completely understand what

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Anxiety & Depression

Has The Internet Changed The Way We Communicate?

There are over 1.9 billion websites and over 500 million tweets sent on a daily basis to over 4.3 billion people in the twenty-first century. Today, more people can access information and share whatever they like in a way that was not possible with our previous generations. The rise of the internet, email and social

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Anxiety & Depression

How To Cope With An Addicted Partner

One of the toughest problems faced by families today is learning that a husband, wife, son, daughter or another loved one, has a substance addiction. Whether the addiction is to alcohol or drugs makes little difference to those that are forced to deal with the problem. Upon learning the news of the addiction, the reaction

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Anxiety & Depression

How Do I Cope With My Partner Cheating On Me?

If you’ve ever been in a committed relationship, and your partner has cheated on you, then you’re well aware of the cataclysmic effect it has on your entire life. Not only on your relationship itself, but at some point, you’ve probably even blamed yourself for their actions. You’ve probably asked yourself “Am I not good

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Anxiety & Depression

Why Does Being Single Make Me Feel Depressed?

When we are growing up, the concept of love and marriage is thrust upon us from an early age. We see our parents, our friend’s parents, other family members, television and the internet, portraying loving parental relationships with not a care in the world. So finding love and getting married is the norm, and as

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Anxiety & Depression

Society Today And Its Effect on Mental Health

There’s no doubt that mental health issues are dramatically on the rise. But it’s important to investigate the role that modern society and life as we know it today has had on these increases. While life sometimes seems easier in terms of work, “normal society” has changed dramatically, making it harder on our health psychologically

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Anxiety & Depression

What is a Narcissistic Relationship?

In an age of “selfies” and social media, it’s easy to understand why the term “narcissist” is thrown around so often. But like other personality traits such as kindness or empathy, narcissism is a trait that lives somewhere on a spectrum. As a result, one end is fairly unremarkable, and the other end could be

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Anxiety & Depression

How Important is Monogamy in a Relationship?

While the definition of monogamy can seem obvious, there are actually several definitions, and our understanding of monogamy is changing as our personal relationships evolve.  In fact, early humans were originally thought to be monogamous for 5 year periods with one partner, purely for procreation, and then move onto another partner for the same purposes. 

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Anxiety & Depression

How to Cope with Grief, Loss and Death

The reality is that even as adults, when we lose a parent or loved one, it is usually a very painful loss. It doesn’t matter if the relationship with that person had conflicts, their death or disappearance will still evoke a myriad of feelings. Grieving a loss of someone close to us may not be

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Anxiety & Depression

Depression and Anxiety in Adults and Teens

Depression and anxiety disorders are different, but people with depression often experience symptoms similar to those of an anxiety disorder, such as nervousness, irritability, and problems sleeping and concentrating. But each disorder has its own causes and its own emotional and behavioural symptoms. Many adults who develop depression have a history of an anxiety disorder

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