Boundaries in relationships are key for success, but setting them can be difficult. It’s easy to get overwhelmed when a relationship starts. When someone captivates us, we tend to spend as much time as we can with him or her. As the relationship grows, we want to show them different parts of our lives and introduce them to friends and family. This can blur the lines between our lives and theirs, leading us to feel overwhelmed and slightly suffocated. Why are boundaries in relationships so
When praise makes you cringe, it can be really hard to find a good reply to a compliment without coming across as awkward or rude. Knowing how to reply to a compliment properly is a great tool in your personal and professional life. Proper receipt of compliments shows that you know you are good at your job without seeming over-confident. The trick is to receive a compliment graciously without seeming uncomfortable or overconfident, but this isn’t always easy… especially for introverts. What’s the deal with
Feeling insecure in a relationship is natural, but it’s important to know when it’s too much and how to stop. A little insecurity is normal, and everyone feels it some time, but feeling insecure in a relationship is a little different. It can cause unnecessary problems and can make it seem like problems are much worse than they are. In the same way, it can exacerbate problems which may already exist as the cause of the insecurity originally. This can lead to a vicious cycle.
Separation anxiety is most commonly found in infants and toddlers and typically manifests itself in distress about being away from home or close caregivers. Most children grow out of this by the age of three, but it can develop later in life to cause significant problems when leaving to go to school or work. Separation anxiety in adults can seriously impact your day-to-day life, as things as simple as leaving the house can become difficult. What causes separation anxiety? There is no one cause for
If you are a highly sensitive person in love, there are a few things you will understand better than most and need others to understand too. Highly sensitive people experience the world differently. They see subtle changes in the environment in behavior much more quickly than most and process information much quicker. This allows them to attune themselves to the thoughts and feelings of others, sometimes without meaning to. This can leave them feeling vulnerable and exhausted from the over-processing of information. So how does
Interpersonal communication skills are essential in creating success, and they’re so simple to learn. What are interpersonal communication skills? ‘Interpersonal communication skills’ is another way of saying ‘people skills’. In other words, they are the skills that we use every day when interacting with others. We use them in communication, collaboration and coordination, and a lot of the time we don’t even notice. The fact we don’t notice them makes it difficult to notice when they may not be very strong, but we always notice when
Feeling trapped in a relationship is more common than you think. Relationships can be tricky, especially long-term relationships. People change over time and so does the relationship. Some changes, however, can lead to people feeling trapped in a relationship they once loved. There are a number of reasons that lead to people feeling trapped in a relationship, and they aren’t always so obvious. It can be something specific or a combination of reasons why the relationship has become suffocating for one or the other. We
Quality time with family is more important now than ever. We are constantly worried about work, focussed on technology and busy with everyday life, and quality time with family can be something we overlook. It can be easy to forget the importance of spending one on one time with those closest to you. Spending time with family has been shown to be beneficial for both children and parents, but the truth is that there is a difference between spending time with family and spending quality