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Signs of a Healthy Friendship

Friendships are a foundational part of our lives, providing joy, support, and a sense of belonging. Recognizing the signs of a healthy friendship can help us nurture our connections and ensure they thrive. 1 – You enjoy time spent together A hallmark of a healthy friendship is the joy and comfort you find in each… Continue reading Signs of a Healthy Friendship

Making Your Stepfamily Situation Stress-Free

Adapting to a new family environment can be difficult. It’s easy to get wrapped up in anxiety or even hate towards new family members. For both children and parents, it can be hard to adapt to new people suddenly being a very intimate part of their lives. Just like anything else, our emotions surrounding this… Continue reading Making Your Stepfamily Situation Stress-Free

What’s the Difference Between a Reaction & a Response?

We’ve all been there in the middle of a conversation that seems to be heating up, more and more, until finally… boom. We explode. Lashing out in anger or frustration, in ways that usually we don’t intend to. Avoiding a blowout in these situations is not always easy, so it’s best to know the signs… Continue reading What’s the Difference Between a Reaction & a Response?

What to Say When You’re Feeling Reactive

When emotions are heightened, your perception of a conversation or situation may be skewed. You might react impulsively or intensely. In these moments it can be difficult to be vulnerable and to communicate effectively. When you’re feeling reactive during a conversation or argument, it can even be tempting to lash out. Reacting out of impulse… Continue reading What to Say When You’re Feeling Reactive

9 Signs Someone is in Survival Mode

Stress is common among people today. However prolonged and unresolved stress can lead us into a “Survival Mode” state of mind. It is important to know what Survival Mode looks like so that you can identify it in yourself or in a friend to get the help needed. Here are 9 signs that someone is… Continue reading 9 Signs Someone is in Survival Mode

What to Say After an Argument

After fighting with someone, there may be lingering resentment, tense silence, or awkwardness. It can be difficult to figure out what to say and do next. Finding a way to communicate effectively can be difficult in the heat of the moment, but it’s possible to move past arguments and help heal hurt feelings with a conversation.

How Does Trauma Impact Relationships?

The majority of us will experience trauma at some point in our lives. Whether that trauma stems from physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, it can have a significant effect on our lives….. Studies have shown that 98% of people experience trauma during their lifetime. Although trauma can be treated, even psychological wounds that have “healed”… Continue reading How Does Trauma Impact Relationships?

Signs You May Have Been Raised by Emotionally Immature Parents

Raising children is difficult and, unfortunately, many adults aren’t equipped with the emotional maturity needed to become effective parents. As a result, countless children grow up in households that lack emotional stability, support, and validation. These disadvantages can impact a child’s habits, behaviors and overall mental health well into adulthood–even for their entire lives–if left… Continue reading Signs You May Have Been Raised by Emotionally Immature Parents

Ways to Support a Friend with an Eating Disorder

Watching someone you care about struggle with an eating disorder can be painful. If you’re unsure how to support them throughout their recovery journey, keep these ideas in mind. Eat normally in front of them Watching others eat a balanced meal can be helpful for those with an eating disorder, unless they specifically ask you… Continue reading Ways to Support a Friend with an Eating Disorder

I Think I’m Being Gaslighted. Now What?

When you reflect on your relationship with someone and realize something isn’t right, it’s a crushing feeling.  Manipulation—even if it’s not obvious—can happen in any relationship. Whether it’s a working relationship with your boss or a romantic relationship with your spouse, if you find yourself being manipulated to the point that you question reality, you’re… Continue reading I Think I’m Being Gaslighted. Now What?

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