The first thing we tend to do when feeling ill or in pain is turn to the things that used to help us to feel better. If these no longer work or have become impossible, despair can set in
I won’t say that we don’t put effort and resources into the ending of relationships, but all too often, this has less to do with honouring the ending, and more to do with getting even.
The skills to stand up for oneself, to confront others, or to do ones own work are necessary ones and worthwhile developing.
Wanted to share this from an amazing Indigenous leader in our community. Pass it on. Also check out my previous post called How to Reduce Suicides – A Guide for Everyone.
If you call yourself an ally to Indigenous people I need your attention right now because we have young lives that need to know they matter. In light of both recent verdicts in the court cases involving Tina Fontaine & Colten Bouschie (& so many more that have happened recently) Indigenous young people in Canada are afraid. There was a time when young people would share how they feel unsafe walking down the street, taking the bus, calling the cops if they need help or seeking any type of safety or accountability through typical “justice” system means. I encouraged those youth to build their system literacy, ask for help and speak their truth. I’ve seen many of our young people express their pain on social media, asking for help and speaking truthfully and it’s an important part of grieving. However, I am saddened and angered by the amount…
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The winter blues, the slump. Motivation is low, energy is low, mood is low.
We all need each other. We need diversity to fill in our gaps and the areas we cannot see clearly. Finding that in a partner is a rare treasure.
You don’t have to have the same interests to connect but being interested in your partner and who they are will keep the two of you connected.
We exist on a spectrum. Some people are extreme introverts and others extreme extroverts and these tendencies may shift throughout our lives depending on our life situations.
Dr. Atkinson lists the following 10 attributes of couples who report as very happy and are in long term relationships:
Siblings, Friends & Intimate Partners