How To Show Empathy to Your Partner Whether dating or married, couples who show empathy report more satisfying relationships. Their partners are more open which leads to a greater sense of intimacy. Also, by showing empathy, they develop a richer understanding of their mate. In turn, this leads to fewer misunderstandings and arguments. What follows
Studies show that while women are diagnosed with depression around two times more often than men, men are four times more likely to commit suicide. It appears that many men may fail to recognize or acknowledge the tell-tail signs of depression. Research suggests that traditional symptoms of depression, such as sadness and feelings of worthlessness,
A strong self-identity is essential when it comes to intimacy, asserting yourself and exercising good boundaries with your family, friends, and partner. It can also guard against feeling manipulated or resentful in personal relationships. But what is self-identity and where does it come from? Our self-Identity is formed during childhood and adolescence. Ideally, this was
Conflict is an unavoidable part of life. All of us will at one point or another get into intense disagreements with our friends, relatives, and romantic partners. But so many of us have no idea how to handle the aftermath of a conflict in a healthy way. We feel nervous about discussing the topic
Finding out that your partner has been cheating can feel like a death sentence for your relationship. Even if you decide that you want to try to move past it, it’s not an easy process. Either way, there will be arguments, there will be tears, and there will be dark moments of self-doubt. If
The effects of trauma can persist even after a traumatic event is long past. This latent trauma can manifest in various ways. One person might experience night terrors and panic attacks. Another might have intense anxiety and a serious mistrust of others. For many people, trauma results in long-standing fear. And it’s completely understandable.
Occasionally feeling sad or getting down in the dumps is just part of the human condition—we’ve all been there before, right? But if these feelings persist for months on end, combined with physical symptoms and destructive thoughts that impact a person's everyday life, it might not be mere sadness. It’s probably clinical depression. And