Sometimes positivity just cannot touch the hidden places of the heart. In some circumstances, only quotes about life being hard can change your perspective. I just read a comment on a post I wrote last week. It seems that many people understand the value of getting in touch with your feelings, even the dark ones. Life is hard. Most of us know that, and quotes about life being hard seem to relate to what’s really going on around us. They can also help us regulate
Most people would agree, it is not fun feeling alone. However, if you have a real, genuine fear of being alone, it is even less fun. It can actually be terrifying. The sad thing is that so many people get involved in relationships based on this fear rather than actually having a genuine connection to the other person. We might find it easier spotting it when it's someone else's relationship, such a friend or relative. It is a lot harder to spot the signs that
If going to work seems like an endless chore, you might need to consider a career change and moving on with your life. Having a career change at any point in your life can seem like a very stressful experience and most people will avoid doing it, just so they don’t lose that sense of security that their stable job offers. There are times though when even a stable job can’t fulfill you and you feel like you can do way more than just that.
If you have problems with your love life that seem to occur time and time again, you might have attachment issues that arise from your childhood. To find out if you have attachment issues, first of all, you need to explore your childhood and your relationships with your parents. No, we are not going into deep psychotherapy with you, but how you grew up and your experiences with your parents have been proven to shape your adult relationships. Attachment theory was first coined by psychologist
What does it mean for someone to reach their true potential? We talk about someone doing this, or failing to do this, all the time, but what do we actually mean by it? When it comes right down to the language, nobody seems to know what we actually mean – and we cannot articulate what we mean either. When people talk about somebody reaching their true potential, it often seems to be in an academic context, as if we mean that everybody has the capacity
Needy people can be in all areas of our lives, and they can latch on to others in an attempt to deal with low self-esteem issues. At first, it can be hard to spot a needy person, but the worse things get the more time and effort it can take up on a daily basis. In friendships, it can be difficult to handle, as they seem to rely on you too heavily. When a romantic partner is needy, however, it can cause a severe strain
Codependent behaviour is a dysfunction within a relationship that is one-sided. What are the signs of a codependent relationship? The main symptoms are one-half of the relationship relying solely on the other to provide almost all of their emotional needs and self-esteem. In more extreme cases, this can lead to one-half of the relationship enabling and even supporting the other’s irresponsible or addictive behaviours. There are a number of symptoms to look out for when dealing with a codependent relationship. Here are five of the
People say that if you love yourself first, others will love you too. Is it true? Does self-love really lead to being loved by others? Most of us already know the importance of self-worth – how it shapes our lives and takes us to great heights. But, when it comes to love, we tend to let go of our esteem, and blatantly expect others to reciprocate our love. But the truth is that you need to learn to love yourself first, and when you fail