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How to Avoid the Social Media Comparison Game

How to Avoid the Social Media Comparison Game

Do you ever wrestle with social media comparison? Undoubtedly, the temptation to compare our lives with others has existed since the dawn of history. However, we’ve experienced one significant shift in recent years that’s drastically changed how we compare...
Is Parental Burnout Weighing You Down? How to Handle It

Is Parental Burnout Weighing You Down? How to Handle It

Parental burnout can be uniquely challenging to navigate. Sometimes when you’re burned out, the best thing you can do is change things up. If what’s contributing to your burnout can be cut out of your schedule, that’s a no-brainer. For instance, activities like too...
Why Are In-Law Relationships So Difficult for Some Couples?

Why Are In-Law Relationships So Difficult for Some Couples?

Are you a couple going through challenges with your in-law relationships? If so, the experience is not all that uncommon. Yes, some couples have relatively harmonious in-law relationships with only occasional ups and downs. However, other couples go through...
Proven Strategies for Happier In-Law Relationships

Proven Strategies for Happier In-Law Relationships

Whether you have contented in-law relationships or not, there are always ways you can make those interactions better. If you’ve been in a committed relationship for a long time, you now know that it isn’t just your spouse or partner you need to get along with — it’s...
Depression in Women: Are Women Really Way More Depressed Than Men?

Depression in Women: Are Women Really Way More Depressed Than Men?

Signs of depression in women are a common mental health complaint regardless of age. And surprisingly, women are twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression as men. But as we’ll see, that doesn’t necessarily mean twice as many women are depressed when compared to...
Shattered Dreams – Grieving Pregnancy & Infant Loss

Shattered Dreams – Grieving Pregnancy & Infant Loss

The death of an infant is a profound loss, and it is important to acknowledge families’ need to grieve for their babies. The death of a baby is especially difficult to endure because parents envision an entire lifetime for their baby from the moment the pregnancy is...
Pregnancy & Infant Loss – Supporting Someone You Love

Pregnancy & Infant Loss – Supporting Someone You Love

Nearly one in four pregnancies ends in a loss. So, chances are, not only do you know one person who has suffered a pregnancy loss, but you probably know multiple people. It can be difficult to know how to respond to a loved one, friend or co-worker who has lost a...
4 Ways Trauma Affects Your Relationship

4 Ways Trauma Affects Your Relationship

In many cases, you probably think of trauma as being something that you experience individually on your own. You may falsely assume that it does not affect your relationships with other people. It is normal to focus on trauma’s painful effects on yourself, of course....
Overcoming the Unique Challenges of a Blended Family

Overcoming the Unique Challenges of a Blended Family

When you meet and fall in love with a new partner after a divorce or breakup, blending your families may be the last thing on your mind. After all, you are enjoying the emotional high of a new romance. You are thrilled to have found someone else to love and spend your...
3 Tips to Help Co-Parent with an EX

3 Tips to Help Co-Parent with an EX

Divorce or relationship breakups that involve children are so much more complicated and painful than those without. After all, you still must see and communicate with the person you are no longer with. No matter how painful the dissolution of your relationship was,...
4 Tips to Help Young Children Cope with Anxiety

4 Tips to Help Young Children Cope with Anxiety

Sometimes it is hard to distinguish between what’s anxiety and what’s just normal early childhood behaviour. But if your child consistently exhibits fearful reactions and resists certain situations, there is a good chance they are struggling with anxiety. When a young...
4 Types of Unexpected Grief

4 Types of Unexpected Grief

Grief is most often associated with death. As a culture, we struggle with grief. So, it is not surprising given our difficulty with grief, and the narrow definition associated with death, that we fail to recognize the range of human experiences that can trigger a...