Whether it's with a romantic partner or a housemate, there's no doubt that a relationship with a narcissist can be very challenging. But are there ways to cope better? Or is it better to leave the relationship?
Do you suffer from a disorder known as "musturbation"? This term was first coined in the 1950s by psychotherapist Albert Ellis and described the way a negative inner voice rules our minds and bludgeons us with words such as "must", "should", and "ought".
Many of us know a Highly Sensitive Person or HSP, whether a partner, a colleague or a family member. Highly Sensitive People, or HSPs, have a nervous system that's more sensitive than most. They absorb more information from their surroundings than others and process it more deeply. It can be challenging to recognise this trait in ourselves or others as it can be confused with introversion, shyness, insecurity, anxiety or depression.
Do you worry about not being able to sleep? Maybe you worry about not falling asleep, or perhaps you are anxious about waking up frequently during the night. Others may suffer from somniphobia, a fear of sleep. They try to avoid sleep because they need to stay watchful and alert, worrying that something terrible might happen while they slumber.
It's natural to compare our own lives with those of others - weighing up the pros and cons of situations helps us make decisions. But there can be a downside when you find you're constantly comparing yourself with others, envying their seemingly perfect lives and wondering why they are luckier, more prosperous, and better looking than you.
According to figures from the World Health Organisation, more than 260 million people worldwide suffer from depression. And it's not only adults who are diagnosed with this illness. Children as young as three or four years old can experience depression.
If you're worried that the world is changing too fast, you're not alone: technology is constantly developing, and it can be challenging to keep up with all the changes. As a result, many people - not just the older generations - feel anxious that they might get left behind.
We often consider a lack of self-confidence or low self-esteem an innate personality trait that we must live with. But poor self-esteem can cause severe damage, from not feeling able to speak up in a work meeting or at school to longer-term dangers such as self-sabotaging behaviours and relationship problems.
If you're wondering whether to introduce a pet to your home, you've probably already considered some of the downsides to acquiring a furry companion. The responsibility, the expense, the pet hair, the potential noise, the limited lifespan of dogs and cats all mean that becoming a pet owner is a significant commitment.
If you're constantly feeling tired or lacking in energy, you're far from alone! Several simple factors can cause fatigue, such as not getting enough sleep or coming down with a virus. However, tiredness can sometimes be a symptom of an underlying health condition.Read the complete article
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