The question, at this point in history, while working our way out of a time when grief has been so pathologized, might be, how do we know when there is a problem with grief?
Difficulties with sleep will occur for most people at some point in their life. There is no way to guarantee that you will never have a sleepless night, but there are some things that might help...
Now, I want to go for a walk! I want to do the next item on my list. I can't wait to see what I will discover on my next walk in my own neighbourhood.
When you feel the need to withdraw, when you feel pain, restlessness, irritation, sadness or discomfort consider what it is that you actually need to care for.
A first aid kit is not a cure. It it is not meant to resolve any relationship issues, social issues or life challenges, but it might give you some energy to carry on.
Listen closely and support your child’s emotions. There’s no wrong way to feel. Let them know that you are on their side.
How much sex is enough sex? Ask any couple and you will often get two very different answers.
In my personal, and professional, experience, an equally shared load is one of the main contributors to a relationship that survives children.
Most of us, however, just do what we’re told or what we think we should be doing, based on our ideas about what responsible adults look like. This is fine… until it’s not.
"Everyone else seems to have it together. Why can't I manage?" ...People want to know if there's something wrong with them, if they have a 'fatal flaw...'