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What Does it Really Mean to be Normal?

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Hits : 288,178 Some people say there is no such thing as normal. That is to say, definitions of normality differ according to time, place, culture, and other variable conditions. Psychologists define “abnormal” behavior as that which “violates a norm in society, is maladaptive, is rare given the context of the culture and environment and … Read more

The Challenge of Monogamy

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Hits : 288,624 Relationships can provide some of the most rewarding experiences of our life. But nowadays, as use of technology increases so too does isolation and jealousy. While functioning monogamy is completely healthy for most people, it may not be the only right answer. Below we dive into why monogamy is such an increasing … Read more

Striving for Normalcy in a Hot and Cold Relationship

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Hits : 288,764 The, “I hate you; don’t leave me,” relationship is well documented in books and movies. The 2014 French film Love Me If You Dare is a great example. In the film, Julien and Sophie take a childhood game of truth or dare to its revengeful extremes. Each feels so passionate about the … Read more

Is Depression Genetic?

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Hits : 288,224 For generations, people have wondered what factors pave the path of our journey through life. What many psychologists have researched is the idea of nature versus nurture. In other words, are personality traits and mental illnesses a product of our environment (nurture) or something we are inherently born with (nature)? More recently, … Read more

Most Common Parenting Challenges and How to Overcome Them

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Hits : 288,353 Parenting is arguably one of the hardest jobs there is. From all-nighters when they are newborns to wishing for more time on high school graduation day, parenting is a roller coaster that is full of joys and challenges. The challenges may create a feeling of isolation, but you are not alone. Below … Read more

7 Ways To Build Trust In Your Relationship

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Hits : 290,149 There’s an old saying that trust is hard to build but extremely easy to break. The many steps you have taken to build trust in relationships can easily be broken in a moment. Without this trust, a relationship cannot become more intimate. Like a plant needs continual water to grow, a relationship … Read more

Using Metaphors in Therapy

Using metaphors in therapy opens paths that are otherwise locked behind the concrete world.

Hits : 288,890 Therapists use metaphors to help their clients understand mental health concepts, process their personal problems, and assist in therapeutic change. Metaphors can be used intentionally to assist in the entire therapeutic journey. A metaphor is a figure of speech that involves naming or describing something through its similarity to something else. They … Read more