How do you manage depression when SSRIs and other medications are not an option?
I try to divorce Michael at least once a month. I blame this on my PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder, or what I like to call "PMS on crack"), though I've also been diagnosed with chronic depression and anxiety and, once, a psychopharmacologist told me I had obvious bipolar tendencies. Either way, I'm not the easiest person to live with (as if you didn't already feel bad enough for my husband, due to my sexual
It took me five years to finally escape from my abusive relationship. And this one word did it.
Five years. That's how long it took for me to wake up.
Five years of being a b*tch. Of being an idiot. Of being too embarrassingly fat or ugly to be seen with in public. Of getting in trouble from chewing my food the wrong way. Of tripping in the hallway and being ridiculed because, after all, "Who does that?"
It's ALL about communication.
He’s mad. You’re mad. You’re both defensive and somehow the argument is no longer about the original disagreement. It's now a battle of who will be right and who will be wrong. (In the heat of the moment, we often say things to sway the conversation our way, even if it’s not 100 percent true.)
Small variants in our language make a BIG difference when communicating with your partner.
Don't forget these often over-looked but super-important qualities for a happy relationship.
It’s common knowledge that kindness, honesty and respect are necessary ingredients for a good relationship. However, there are three other qualities that are often overlooked that are just as important. They can actually SAVE your relationship.
If you master these three qualities, your relationships will have a much better chance of lasting a lifetime:
Because you do deserve R-E-S-P-E-C-T.
Do you feel as if people (or friends) take advantage of you? Do you let it happen? If you responded, "Yes" to one or both of these important questions, it's time for you to get the respect you deserve!
Respect is something you earn; however, no one deserves to be taken advantage of. Luckily it IS possible to change how others treat you!
Try these simple tips and tricks:
Every click brings you closer to loving yourself.
To me, the second best moment of the 2014 Oscars, after Ellen passed out slices of pizza to rows of America's most beloved movie stars, was when she made a group of them clump together for a group selfie.
It doesn't matter -- young or old -- selfies have become an epidemic. A study from a project called Selfiecity, backed by the City University of New York, California Institute of Telecommunication and Information, shows that selfies are more popular with women under 40 and men over 40.
Just because I'm thin doesn't mean I see myself that way.
Let me start by saying that I've never been fat, at least not in any conventional sense. I don't have stretch marks, a muffin top, or carry excess baby weight.
My highest weight was just 139 pounds and that was when I was nine months pregnant. I was the girl who carried "cute" -- no swollen feet, pudgy cheeks, or puffed-up ass.
The devices keeping people connected are the same ones tearing your family apart.
In today’s world, you give so much of yourself to others that, by the time you get home, you just want to crash and numb yourself on the Internet. But have you ever wondered what your children see when you choose an electronic device over play time?
Let those ugly thoughts out and pull some happy thoughts IN!
"When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you." - African proverb
When I was eighteen, I found myself caught up in a love triangle. It was more like two intertwined love triangles, actually. All was fun and games until I became pregnant. Long story short -- the sex, lies, and paternity tests created an "inner shame monster" in my heart and mind that I then dutifully carried around with me for decades.
Don't hold back, shop 'til you drop... as long as you spend that cash the "right" way.
When you need a little lift, do you like to go shopping?
Oh wait … or do you feel guilty shopping because it's bad, consumerism is wasteful, others aren't as fortunate as you, blah blah blah, and other reasons from a never ending list?
Well, here’s some news for you: Money can buy happiness!
Perhaps you're both the problem AND the solution...
You just can't seem to avoid it -- the same dead-end relationship with the same type of person. These partners not only have the same personality but the same issues as well, and it always seems to end with the same heartache.
Why can't you escape the endless cycle of AWFUL relationships?