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Best of Our Blogs: May 13, 2016

Accept Or Refuse Decision SignYou wouldn’t continue to take the wrong exit home. If something you ate didn’t treat your stomach right, you wouldn’t have it again. An allergic reaction would make you avoid it at all costs. But when it comes to your emotional health, you keep running your head against the wall.

If that’s you, you’re going the wrong way to get the right answers.

Maybe you’re doing it out of habit. Maybe it’s unconscious. Or maybe the truth, that the person you love is incapable of change or being there for you the way you need them to be, is a hard pill to swallow.

The answer isn’t to get creative and think of different angles to get them to change their mind. The answer is to adjust your expectations, learn to accept them for who they are, and find other people who are capable of being there for you.

If you’re struggling with accepting your loved one or yourself, this week’s posts will give you a reality check. Through learning about their anxiety, depression or alcohol abuse, you might develop compassion and understanding that you didn’t think was possible. You may even cultivate self-compassion for that person who wanted so much for their life or childhood to be normal.

5 Ways to Help Your Sensitive Child in a Harsh World
(Parenting Anxious Kids) – How do you protect your sensitive child from getting overwhelmed? Because they feel more intensely than others and today’s world is a challenging place to live in, it’s imperative to teach them these survival skills.

Alcoholism Facts – Facts Of Alcoholism You Should Know
(One Sober Life) – Knowledge is power. But there are things about alcohol use and abuse most of us don’t know. Find out the surprising facts that could change your life or someone you know.

19 Ways Not to Say ‘No’ to Your Children
(Stress Better) – It’s the two-letter word you can’t stop saying and your child is sick of hearing. If, “no” hasn’t been working for you, try one of these instead.

6 Things Depression & Suicidal Thinking Can Make You Do
(Caregivers, Family & Friends) – Whether it was this past Mother’s Day or life in general that has got you in the throes of depression, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Here are the ways it could be affecting you and what you can do about it.

Are You a Highly Sensitive Person?
(Parenting Anxious Kids) – You may feel more intensely than others and because of that you also feel alone. Instead of believing something’s wrong with you, you just might be highly sensitive. This could help.

Best of Our Blogs: May 13, 2016


Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A.

Brandi-Ann Uyemura is a freelance writer specializing in self-help, spirituality, psychology and small business articles. She has a BA in English from University of Oregon and a MA in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University. She writes for various companies and publications and teaches stress management workshops. For more information, see her website Brandi-AnnUyemura.com.


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Uyemura, B. (2018). Best of Our Blogs: May 13, 2016. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 22, 2019, from https://psychcentral.com/blog/best-of-our-blogs-may-13-2016/
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