Anger is a normal emotion in both children and adults, but anger issues in children may indicate a bigger underlying problem. Every child will have the occasional temper tantrum or outburst. Some children may even lash out in frustration. Whilst it can be hard to manage these situations, it is worth remembering that most children are angry because they haven’t developed the necessary language or analysis skills to express what is upsetting them. These skills will develop over time and as a result, tantrums should
Do you feel like falling out of love with your partner? If the signs below are ringing true for you, then it may mean that your romantic love is dwindling. Not all relationships are built to last. Some are short are intense whilst others fizzle out slowly over time. Both can be extremely hard to process. Falling in love is a rollercoaster of emotions and so is falling out of love. But how do you know if romantic love is dwindling? Being in a relationship
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 may be becoming emotionally detached, there are ways you can combat this.
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
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
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
The journey to finding an ideal 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 have met their true life partner only to be disappointed
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