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The face of narcissistic abuse

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
We all know by experience how crucial interpersonal relationships are for our psychological welfare and consequently our physical health. A romantic relationship is among the closest of interpersonal relationships. A healthy relationship is built upon mutual interest ...
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Why does happiness scare us?

Monday, August 5, 2019
How many times have you hurt for a relationship with someone who was emotionally unavailable or abusive or someone who was so caring that you couldn’t bear it? And then you possibly wondered what was wrong with you – why you made a wrong choice in the ...
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There is no love without freedom

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
I am contemplating about how much a close relationship differs from any other relationship and how much we struggle to find our place in a close relationship. A close relationship is by definition vulnerable. It means that I remove my armour and stand exposed before ...
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Who are you and who would you like to be?

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
From time to time we are all faced with distressing conditions and difficult choices. We then need to redefine our values, wishes, priorities, goals and dreams, as well as the ways we think, behave and relate both with others and ourselves.   Certain ...
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Gratitude - an exercise towards happiness

Friday, February 1, 2019
More often than not what we have and what we experience is not enough for us. We expect more. Most of the time we find ourselves in a process of always longing for something rather than being in a state of fulfillment considering ourselves and our life in our present. It ...
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A letter to yourself

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
There is a child and an adult within us all - the child we used to be and the adult we shape one step at a time by our choices, our dreams, our goals, our expectations, our wishes, our needs, our fears, our limitations, our thinking and our behaviour. Often these ...
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How do you want me to love you?

Monday, November 5, 2018
How would you describe your romantic relationship? Imagine as if it were a garden. How blooming is it? How bright are its colours? How much light does it bring into your life? Now think about how you wish for it to be. How vast is the distance between ...
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How can you nurture your psychological resilience?

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
You must have asked yourself how someone you know copes in such an effective manner in the face of trauma or adversity. We all inevitably experience stressful conditions throughout our life. They disrupt our life and bring upon difficult choices. We might feel anxious, ...
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How much love do you believe you deserve?

Thursday, August 30, 2018
You might have grown up deprived of affection and care. You might have grown up in an environment of abuse or neglect. The adults of your world, when you were a child, might not have responded in a reliable and steady manner to your needs and you, as a child, weren’t ...
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The burden of a loss

Sunday, August 5, 2018
The phone rang and they told you what happened or it happened before your eyes. It was unexpected or you had been expecting it for a long time and walked on egg shells in fear, while trying to come to terms with it. Whichever the circumstances, we all have experienced ...
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After the abuse

Friday, July 20, 2018
Abuse has many faces - it can be a parent, a sibling, an uncle, a grandfather, a family friend, a friend, a partner, a stranger. It concerns both sexes, though women seem to be more open to share their experience and seek support than men. And it can take many forms ...
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