Relationships

Understanding Teen Self-Harm

Understanding Teen Self-Harm

Self-harm is also known as non-suicidal self-injury. This can be a very confusing and scary topic for both teenagers and parents. It is generally a difficult thing to talk about, especially when a teenager does not fully understand why they are doing it. The best way to help a teenager to stop self-harming is to help them understand and address the underlying issues.

What Is A Sex Addiction?

What Is A Sex Addiction?

As with any addiction, a sex addiction is referred to a proposed diagnosis for people who have an excessive amount of sex and feel distress as a result. The key is that it has to be in excess and significantly impact one’s life in a negative way in order to be categorized as an addiction.

Signs You're Having A Midlife Crisis

Signs You're Having A Midlife Crisis

A midlife crisis occurs in middle-aged adults (typically 45-64 years old) when they are going through transitions regarding their identify and self-confidence. It is described in psychology as a crisis, which is generally brought on by things that are highlighted a person’s growing age, inevitable mortality, and shortcomings of life accomplishments. Midlife crises can bring about feelings of depression, remorsefulness, anxiety, and the desire to be young again. This desire to feel young again tends to bring about life changes, such as purchasing a sports car.

Domestic Violence Explained

Domestic Violence Explained

Domestic violence is defined as: violence or other abuse by one person against another in a domestic setting, such as in marriage or cohabitation. Also known as intimate partner violence, it is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another. These behaviors include physical harm, fear tactics, isolation, and/or forcing their partner to do things they do not want to do. Behaviors are any type of violence, threats, intimidation, emotional abuse, and/or economic deprivation. Most times, you will see combinations of different types of abuse happening in a relationship.

How to Minimize Conflict This Holiday Season

How to Minimize Conflict This Holiday Season

Here are some ways you can handle conflicts and holiday stress this season!

How to Set Boundaries

How to Set Boundaries

Setting boundaries is one of the most important things we can do to better our mental health, but it always seems so hard! Although this does not come naturally to most, it is a skill that you can learn and build upon. Your time is valuable, which means you should be spending some of it on yourself. Self-care is something that therapists always push for, but it can seem impossible when every minute of your spare time is given to someone else. There are simple steps that will help you get started with boundary setting.

How to Overcome Commitment Phobia

How to Overcome Commitment Phobia

Commitment phobia is the unrealistic fear of making a promise or a vow to be faithful and loyal to another person. It is a common misconception that committing to someone means losing independence. Many people perceive being single as being safe and comfortable, which can be hard to give up. The ‘scary’ parts of being in a relationship, such as revealing your weaknesses and vulnerabilities, is what keeps people with commitment phobia from getting deeper in a serious commitment.

Bobo Doll Experiment Explained

Bobo Doll Experiment Explained

Albert Bandura is an influential social cognitive psychologist who is known for his social learning theory, the concept of self-efficacy, and his famous bobo doll experiments. During the 1960s, he conducted the Bobo doll experiments, which studied observational learning.