Dec 4, 2019 in Counseling
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How do I fix a marriage after cheating??
My husband of 5 years has cheated on me. I'm heartbroken. Can I fix our marriage?? Is there hope for us?? Will things get better? Please help
We both have insecurities and trust issues due to past relationships... So, there's the back and forth accusations, yelling, name calling, etc. We are both extremely jealous and have no communication skills. We love each other but sometimes Love isn't enough to make someone understand that you aren't going to hurt them. How can we help each other overcome these issues?
Am I over reacting? Am I the one in the wrong no him
Ok I've been with my boyfriend for 3 years now and he denied cheating on me but everything points to the opposite he's gone to spend the night with his baby moma and her kids in a hotel he rated me put to her when I called the cops on her for her vandalizing my car he would defend her when I would bring thing up about her and he has a video of her playing with her self am I wrong for being mad?
Idk what to do
My boyfriend and I have been fighting because he found some old messages that I had when we started going out, the messages are not bad the conversations where just like hi and bye kind of thing but because I told him I wasn't talking to anyone he's mad but da whole time he was still hanging out with his baby momma behind my back and he would delete all his messages to her so I wouldn't see them
Lost and confused at a crossroads
My boyfriend and I have been together for seven years now. We have had a very tumultuous relationship both of us have hurt each other very much on each parts. But he’s done a lot more wrong it has no accountability. But my question is how do you handle it because anytime I try to talk to him about anything he automatically yells at me, deflects, accuse me of cheating. How do you go about handling
How can I get my teen to confide in me
I've been trying to get my son to confide in me about why he is feeling so depressed. He is 15 years old and a very good teen but have no idea why he is so withdrawn and quiet. Please help me I cant bear to see him like this
What do I do?
I'm not sure what to do. Recently separated mom with 2 young girls and pregnant with my 3rd.
I took my son's Ipad away because I'm at my wit's end with him.
He is so addicted and doesn’t want to do anything else. Can anyone tell me whether I did the right thing or am I being too harsh?
It's 3 y I divorced and we have shared custody of 2 lovely kids. Any advice on how to make them understand that divorced parents is ok?
What should I do?
My son is acting out in school and giving people the middle finger and running around and hitting when he is restrained and he also has speech apraxia and may have ADHD
Holidays are often touted as the most wonderful time of the year. However, for many of us (about thirty-eight percent) feel more stressed during the holiday season.
This and many similar studies this point to a direct relation between holidays and depression or stress.
There are many factors that cause holiday depression.
Sometimes it’s due to our inability to be with our loved ones as we are either away for work in another city or just not being able to make it in time.
Over-commercialization of Christmas.
Christmas depression is also often caused by the over-commercialization of the festival that also brings undue financial stress for many. A poll of over 1,000 adults by the Principal Financial Group found that 53 percent of people experience financial stress due to holiday spending, a common scenario faced by people even if they have budgeted for the holidays.
Social isolation and social anxiety.
Social isolation is also a leading cause of holiday depression. We as humans are social and require a certain amount of social interaction to function properly, the need for which is heightened during the holiday season.
The exact opposite is the compulsion and societal pressure of attending parties and dinners which cause holiday anxiety.
Fear of facing toxic relatives.
For many people, going home for the holidays means going back to some toxic relatives and to a toxic environment. This a lasting impact on our mental health, and is something that a lot of us can’t avoid. The religious aspect of festivals also adds to the holiday stress that many people deal with.
The balancing act of holidays.
The balancing act during holidays that is personal commitments, parties, events, gifting, shopping, and trip planning often proves as a burden to many people. Some common symptoms for holiday depression include headaches, excessive drinking, overeating, insomnia, and heightened fatigue, mood swings and body aches.
These symptoms can persist throughout the holiday season, or show up after it’s over. We should not mistake these symptoms as a byproduct of holiday exertion but assert themselves as a probable cause of holiday depression and consult a professional.
Holiday blues are temporary while holiday depression and stress have a lasting effect on us. If you are facing holiday depression and aren’t comfortable with opening up to your friends or family, consider talking to an Online Counselor. Seeking the help of a professional will guide you in properly navigating the trials and tribulations of holiday stress. Browse through our list of Online Counselors and book a session now.