Wouldn’t it be nice to spend December floating in the pool in the sunshine by yourself? For better or worse, that’s not what most of us are doing. Here are a few tips for keeping the worst of the holiday stress from getting to you.
Negative self-talk is one of those things that can be hard to uproot, somewhat like a habit. In fact, we may not even realize we’re doing it, or that it’s not a completely accurate reflection of reality. When we look closely, we can often see the distortions, but it can be difficult to challenge these thoughts in a way that sticks.
When a person commits suicide, the effects ripple through the entire community, affecting direct family and friends, their family and friends, and so on. When a celebrity makes this choice, the effects can be far-reaching. In these times, it is critically important to pay attention to the way we talk about suicide.
Many of my female clients (and some of my male clients) complain that their partners aren’t more interested in working on their relationship. They feel neglected, or like they’re doing all the work of the relationship while their partner ignores obvious problems. This road trip metaphor helps give a little insight into how differences in perception and focus can impact relationships.