There Is A Difference Between Being Sad & Being Depressed

Everyone experiences being sad and having down days. But not everyone is depressed. Depression is a mental illness and being sad or feeling sadness isn’t the only symptom. Sadness is a normal human emotion and is normally triggered by an event such as a death of a loved one or loss of job/income. Sadness fades … Continue reading There Is A Difference Between Being Sad & Being Depressed

Learning How To Say No

“I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy because they know what it is like to feel absolutely worthless and they don’t want anybody else to feel like that”Robin Williams Whether you suffer from mental illness or not we each have to set boundaries for ourselves so that we don’t … Continue reading Learning How To Say No

Exes: Can’t Live With Them, Can’t Live Without Them.

I’m sure we’ve all had it. A bad relationship. We have to experience a terrible one to truly appreciate the good one. A bit like most things; you have to be given a badly made cup of tea to know what a good cup tastes like. The relationship or relationships you had that ended, you … Continue reading Exes: Can’t Live With Them, Can’t Live Without Them.

Valentine’s Day is Pretty Pointless.

When you’re younger you are taught that Valentine’s Day is this special day set aside for you and your other half to spend time together, spoiling one another. But as I’ve gotten older I’ve realised if the relationship is real enough you shouldn’t even need to celebrate Valentine’s Day. On Valentine’s Day, back when I … Continue reading Valentine’s Day is Pretty Pointless.

What is Post Traumatic Relationship Syndrome?

Post Traumatic Relationship Syndrome (PTRS) is a fairly new mental health condition to be discovered in which the individual may have suffered trauma in an intimate relationship. Trauma being any physical, emotional or sexual abuse suffered in the context of the romantic relationship. It is less severe than Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as it … Continue reading What is Post Traumatic Relationship Syndrome?

Is it Possible to fall in Love with Your Best Friend?

The short answer is yes. For this question, I shall be discussing what it’s like for any heterosexual person who has a close friend of the opposite sex, as it’s the situation I’ve experienced the most. Unfortunately, it doesn’t matter whether consciously you find the other person attractive or not, after getting to know someone … Continue reading Is it Possible to fall in Love with Your Best Friend?