There are many unknowns in life that can be handled by relying on your instincts. Is the person you’re dating the “right” one? Is this job a good fit? Should you take that vacation? It’s the go-to advice for almost any situation you’re in and it usually helps.
Then there are moments that can’t be purely dependent on intuition, a hunch or inner knowing. How do you, for example, tell your kids about your addiction? What do you do if you think your child may have bipolar disorder? How do you handle loneliness or set healthy boundaries with others?
You’re not a failure if you don’t know the answers to these questions. It’s not your fault that the things you learned as a child doesn’t cut it as an adult. The world has changed vastly since we were kids. When intuition isn’t enough, you need help.
To get your weekly fill of helpful posts on everything from decreasing your loneliness to setting healthy boundaries, scroll down below. You’ll learn ways to identify bipolar disorder in kids, set boundaries, deal with loneliness, tell your kids about addiction and learn the truth about caring for the mentally ill. It’s all in an effort to improve your relationship with others and yourself.
Bipolar Disorder in Children: Misunderstood and Misdiagnosed
(Therapy That Works) – Bipolar disorder looks different in children than in adults. What you might think are symptoms of a challenging child, may be evidence for diagnosis. Since intervention and intervention are so important to manage symptoms, early diagnosis is key.
(The Emotionally Sensitive Person) – If you’re feeling lonely and craving new friendships, this post will help you reconnect with the world around you.
Why “Boundaries” are so Important
(The Impact of Sex Addiction) – An important part of recovery involves setting boundaries. Anyone who wants to develop a healthy and positive relationship with themselves and others, should read this.
“Mom, You’re A Junkie!” Explaining the Disease of Addiction to Children
(Celebrity Psychings) – How do you tell your kids that you or someone they love has an addiction? Our resident experts answer.
Caring for the mentally ill: It’s going to cost money. Get over it.
(Depression On My Mind) – Lawmakers want to cut the very programs that help those most in need of it. Read what Christine has to say about these so-called, “entitlement” programs and what you need to know about them.
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