What to Do When You Feel Lonely and Isolated as a Parent

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Counseling Wise

Parenting can be very fulfilling. You bring someone into the world and raise them to be hardworking, caring people. While you may not want to trade parenthood for anything, it can still feel very lonely. This can be the case if you are a single parent or you feel your partner is giving you too […]

Is Your Relationship One-Sided? How to Tell

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Brittani Rable

Relationships are hard. They’re never just smooth sailing. However, if you’re in a healthy relationship, you get through things together as a team. If you feel you are the driving force behind your relationship, and that your partner does not put as much effort into the relationship, then it could be one-sided.  The Importance of […]

3 Ways To Better Handle Stress Together as a Couple

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Brittani Rable

We all feel stressed every now and then. Whether it’s your boss at work, family relationships, difficulties within your personal life, or simply just everyday things that make you feel worried or under pressure. Stress is a normal part of the human condition.  You can also find stress within your romantic relationships. How we handle […]

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Compare Your Relationship To What You See in TV and Movies

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Brittani Rable

It’s all too easy to look at other couples and see something you want or wish you had. Whether it’s a closer connection, more intimacy or more romantic gestures. Often, we watch movies like romantic comedies and dream of being swept off our feet or have partners swooning at the mere sight of us. But […]

What is the Role of Avoidance in PTSD?

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Brittani Rable

PTSD is more common than you may realize. It is estimated that around 12 million US adults suffer from PTSD in a given year. PTSD occurs after a traumatic event and can be incredibly hard to deal with. This is why those suffering may often try to avoid anything related to the event in order […]

What Is Trauma Dumping and Is It Harmful?

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Brittani Rable

We’ve all vented to a friend from time to time. Whether it is to get something off your chest or to receive some sort of advice and guidance. This is a normal part of relationships.  What we shouldn’t be doing is dumping our trauma and emotions on someone who unwittingly ends up on the receiving […]

What Is Work Depression and How Do You Address It?

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Brittani Rable

Depression affects over 17 million US adults every single year and can affect people from all walks of life. The common signs of depression are feelings of hopelessness, sadness, emptiness, and a general lack of interest in life. Those suffering from depression may become fatigued, or may struggle to sleep or look after themselves properly. […]

Does Risk of Depression Increase with Social Media Use? Here’s What You Need to Know

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Brittani Rable

Depression can affect people from all walks of life. It is a serious mental illness that can impact how we form relationships, how we behave, and how we progress in life. It can negatively impact many people of all ages, backgrounds and situations, but what can actually put us at risk of developing depression? For […]

The Sleep-Depression Relationship: Why Catching Z’s is Important for Improving Your Mood

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Brittani Rable

We all feel down from time to time. But when you are depressed, you tend to go through long, extended periods of feeling sad and hopeless. This can last for a few weeks, or even months and years.  Depression is not just feeling sad, it is a serious mental illness where you struggle to face […]

What Is Health Anxiety and What Are the Signs?

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Brittani Rable

Anxiety is one of the most commonly diagnosed mental health issues. It can span across a range of categories, from PTSD to social anxiety. For some people, anxiety centers around health. They may have an overwhelming fear, even when diagnostic tests and health tests show up clear, that something is still wrong. Perhaps they fear […]