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Emotional Abuse: What Are The Signs?

Emotional Abuse Doesn’t Leave Marks But It’s Just As Damaging As Physical Abuse BY DR SARAH HUGHES Emotional abuse can happen to anyone Women in abusive relationships are not stupid. They’re not weak. They’re not pathetic. They’re intelligent, strong, capable women who have ended up in the wrong relationship. But how? If someone hits you, you leave, right? If your partner put you down and treat you badly, you walk away. If it were...

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5 Tips To Help You Improve Your Relationship

Couples: What You Can Do To Improve Your Relationship BY DR SARAH HUGHES No relationship is picture perfect. All relationships take work It doesn’t matter how much you have in common or how well you get along, there are sticking points in every relationship. It’s ok because no relationship is perfect and a perfect relationship would be, well, kind of boring. But all too often we stop putting effort into our relationships. We make kids, work,...

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5 Pieces Of Parenting Wisdom We’d All Do Well To Follow

...at some point your frustration needs an outlet. If you bite your tongue things won’t ever get resolved and your frustration will drive you to take issue with things that wouldn’t usually bother you. When issues arise in your relationships, address them. Don’t bottle up your frustration, use your words. Parenting Advice #2: Trying Is More Important Than Succeeding We tell kids that it’s not about winning and losing, it’s about having a go, but...

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5 Tips To Help You Keep Your Relationship With Social Media Healthy

...with friends or family who may live far away, to connect with people with shared interests, and can be a wonderful supplement to existing friendships. But connecting via social media is not enough to sustain friendships and relationships in the longer term. Remember that face to face communication and meaningful conversations are the cornerstones of any healthy relationship. Tip #5: Always Keep Things In Perspective Remember that what you see...

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Using Your 5 Senses To Self-Soothe

Self-Soothing For Adults BY LIZA CHERVONSKY There are times when emotions run high. Whether it’s related to work, relationships, health, or finances, it’s not uncommon to feel stressed and overwhelmed, and in moments like this it’s important to be kind and gentle with yourself. If someone close to you was upset, you wouldn’t berate them or criticise them for feeling distressed, you’d show them care and support. When you’re upset and stressed,. ...

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4 Fast Ways To Help Your Child Manage Anger

...between ‘ok’ and ‘not-ok’ ways of expressing anger. Explain that angry behaviour that hurts others, hurts yourself, or damages property is not an effective way of communicating anger and may cause harm (both physical, and to relationships with people that we care about). Tip #4: Support Your Child In ‘Keeping Cool’ Provide your child with suggestions of alternative ways of managing or expressing their anger, for example: • Slow breathi ...

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9 Quick Questions To Help You Avoid Unreasonable Requests

...favour and make an unreasonable request without realising it. Ask too little and you run the risk of creating unnecessary stress for yourself, but ask too often or make unreasonable requests and you may find it affects your relationships. When we ask for help we need to balance three main prioritise: Our objective (the thing we want to happen) Our relationship (how we want the other person to feel about us) Our self-respect (how we want to feel...

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5 Tips To Get You Meditating

...ich may explain their reduced risk for stress, depression, and anxiety. Amongst other things, regular meditation has also been shown to offer benefits in the areas of: Concentration/Focus Pain management Sleep Blood pressure Relationships Immune functioning But while the benefits are clear, it can be hard to get into the habit of regular meditation. Here’s 5 tips to get you started. Tip #1: Be Realistic It’s hard to master meditation the first...

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Four Ingredients For A (Mentally) Healthy Week

...A Good Start BY BRITTANY MCGILL Need a better start to your week? Life is busy – perhaps this is a reality, rather than something that can necessarily be changed. Juggling the competing demands of parenthood, work deadlines, relationships, finances – amongst many other things – can be a recipe for burn-out or, at the very least, a hectic life without much room for enjoyment. When it comes to good self-care, there are four principles you should...

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10 Tips For Raising Strong Daughters

...r achievements. Tip #6: Support Her Assertiveness Allow your daughter to disagree with you, stand up to you and be heard. This will develop her ability to respectfully assert her position, and she can use this skill in other relationships. Tip #7: Be Regularly Available + Just Listen If you want to be part of your daughter’s world, be consistently available to listen. Try and not listen in problem-solving mode, listen to listen. Validate how she...

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