Ruth N.

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About Ruth N.

Ruth has a diverse background in writing and film production. With a degree in English Literature, she has written plays, magazine articles, and TV scripts. She has a passion for the arts and healthy living. She is currently working on project about cycling and storytelling: 'intandemstories.com'.

5 Signs of Emotional Detachment in Relationships and How to Deal with It

By | 2018-04-05T19:06:19+00:00 April 5th, 2018|Categories: Health & Wellness, Inspirational, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Relationships, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , |

Emotional detachment in a relationship can be extremely painful to deal with. It often happens over the course of a romantic relationship and leaves people feeling isolated and confused. Emotional detachment is not exclusive to romantic relationships, it can happen within friendships and families. The common theme between the breakdown of all these relationships is the lack of communication that leads to detachment. If you feel like your partner, friend or family member maybe becoming emotionally detached there are ways you can combat this. The

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5 Signs You Have Unrealistic Expectations about Life (and How They Affect You)

By | 2018-03-24T11:47:11+00:00 March 24th, 2018|Categories: Health & Wellness, Inspirational, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Personal Growth, Relationships & Social Life, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

A significant portion of our emotions, thoughts, and expectations of life are guided by what we have seen in films, read in novels or have been passed down the generations. As a result, we build a set of expectations of how life will pan out from an early age. These are often unrealistic expectations. Young children often act out fairytale fantasies of meeting their prince or rescuing their princess. As they grow older, they recognise that life doesn’t quite follow this narrative but they may

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5 Things That Separate a Healthy Family Relationship From an Unhealthy One

By | 2018-03-19T21:55:10+00:00 March 18th, 2018|Categories: Family & Parenting, Relationships, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , , |

A healthy family dynamic is a hard balance to strike. Family relationships are delicate and need to be tended to like all relationships in life. There can be a tendency in family relationships to take siblings, parents and the like for granted. It's generally understood that at the end of the day, your family will forgive you and be there for you no matter what. Unfortunately, this is not always true. Family relationships are not always healthy and nurturing and in some instances, you may

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5 Signs You Have a Fear of Intimacy (and What Could Be Hiding Behind It)

By | 2018-02-21T23:38:38+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Categories: Inspirational, Lifestyle, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Personal Growth, Relationships, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , , , |

People often pin the failure of a relationship on a fear of intimacy. But what does this actually mean? Fear of intimacy is often mistaken for the inability to be close to a romantic or sexual partner. However, a fear of intimacy is actually a social phobia and anxiety disorder where you are afraid of being close to another human being - be it a partner, friend or family member. Defining a fear of intimacy is one thing, but working out if you suffer from

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You Have Found Your Life Partner If You Can Relate to These 8 Things

By | 2018-02-12T21:19:05+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Categories: Health & Wellness, Relationships, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , , |

The journey to finding a life partner can often be challenging. There are highs and lows, heartbreaks and often lots and lots of first dates. But despite the ups and downs, the search for a life partner is often seen as the most important task in our lives. We sacrifice a lot to find ‘the one’ and we will go to extraordinary lengths to make relationships work. Unfortunately, most people have experienced thinking that they’ve met their true life partner only to be disappointed later

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5 Signs Getting Married Is More Important for You Than Genuine Happiness

By | 2018-04-11T17:01:50+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Categories: Health & Wellness, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Relationships, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , , , |

Many people dream of getting married from a young age. There is still a huge societal pressure to tie the knot, whether you're single or in a relationship. Could the idea of getting married be getting in the way of your happiness? If you're single and heading towards thirty, you'll know it's near impossible to attend a family function without someone inquiring about when you're getting married. But is marriage more important to you than being genuinely happy?  Are you worried that if you remain single

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How to Make a Face Mask for Acne: 5 Recipes That Really Work

By | 2018-02-04T21:13:39+00:00 February 4th, 2018|Categories: Fitness & Beauty, Health & Wellness, Natural Health|Tags: , , , , , |

Having acne can really get you down, I know because I’ve been there. I’ve tried countless ways to make a face mask for acne and can confidently say that this roundup of recipes is the best that I’ve found to date. Better yet, most of these face masks for acne can be made using ingredients you can find in your kitchen cupboard. Here are five recipes to make your own face mask for acne:  1. Cucumber and Yoghurt Face Mask Even though cucumbers are made up

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6 Reasons Why Most People Are Afraid of Love

By | 2018-01-28T21:24:36+00:00 August 2nd, 2016|Categories: Relationships, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , , , |

Are you afraid of love? Philophobia, or the state of being afraid of love, originates from the Greek word “Φίλος” which means ‘loving or beloved’. People who suffer from this phobia fear romantic love and emotional attachments of any sort. Whilst this condition may sound rare, a lot of people are afraid of love, even if they don’t recognize it in themselves. There can be many complex reasons why people are afraid of love, but there are also some common patterns we can observe. 1. It

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