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Category: Perfectionism

Impacted by Seasonal Anxiety? – How To Protect Your Relationship

The change of the season can be very pleasant, especially with the holidays right around the corner. However, when you suffer from seasonal anxiety, it can be very difficult. Instead of enjoying the turn of the season, you may feel overwhelmed or withdrawn from your usual activities or socialization routines. Worse yet, you may feel…
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Moving on With Your Life After a Breakup / Divorce From a Narcissist

The road to recovery after a breakup is almost always a difficult one to navigate emotionally. Trying to move on from the abusive hold of a narcissist, however, can feel almost impossible. Whether you’ve been in a relationship with a narcissist for a few months or a few years, the emotional damage that is left…
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Parents, What Can You If Your Child Has Revealed They’re Suicidal?

As a parent, you strive to ensure that your child is healthy in every way. If you see their mental health slipping, it can leave you feeling extremely worried. And if you’re child reveals that they’re suicidal, then you may feel terrified and uncertain about what to do. When your child reveals suicidal thoughts to…
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Making Peace With Yourself When Societal and Cultural Gender Roles Create Pressure

Gender roles are an inevitable part of society, for better or for worse. They’re typically based in stereotypes. For example, a man is supposed to be the breadwinner, whereas the woman is a homemaker and mother. This is one of the most classic examples of gender roles. It can feel like an incredible burden to…
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Navigating Romance When You Have a Demanding Career – Is It Even Possible?

If you have a demanding career, then you know all too well the sacrifices that come with it. Less free time, higher workload, and perhaps not the most eventful love life. Obviously, there are great perks to your career, but maybe you now find yourself wanting a little more romance. You may ask yourself: Is…
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Career and Singleness: A Look at Dating Dilemmas from a Professional’s Point of View

As a working professional, you’ve likely experienced firsthand how difficult it can be to manage a career and a dating life. Moreover, you may feel as though you must choose to either focus on your career or your dating life. In reality, you can have both—but there are always dilemmas involved. If you feel stuck…
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Healthy Striving for Personal Excellence Can Conquer Perfectionistic Concerns

If you find yourself overwhelmed by perfectionistic concerns, it may feel as if nothing you do will ever be quite right. Whether it’s your performance in school, in the workplace, with your friends or at home with your family—perfectionism can lead to chronic disappointment and unhappiness. It may also negatively affect those around you. You may…
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Turning Possibility and Hope into Positive Life Changes: 4 Steps for Personal Growth

We’ve all heard the phrase “the possibilities are endless.” As overused as it may be, there is actually a lot of truth to it! Possibility and hope are always there when it comes to changes in our lives. However, actually growing and making those changes is the key. The idea of personal growth can seem…
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Communication Breakdown: 5 Reasons Why Communicating Can Be Difficult

You’ve probably heard that communication is the most important aspect of a relationship. This goes far beyond romantic relationships. Healthy communication is the key to family relationships, friendships, and even for professional development in a career.  But communicating effectively isn’t always as easy as it seems. Simply put, communication is hard work. One of the…
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Can Your Perception of Stress Change its Effect on Your Health?

Can Your Perception of Stress Change Its Effects on Your Health? “Stress is bad and should be avoided at all costs!” At least, that’s the message you’re getting from most of the articles and blog posts you read, right? Most people have heard that we are all dealing with more stress these days. In turn, stress has…
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