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The little gesture with a lot of baggage!

The little gesture with a lot of baggage!

You know which gesture I’m talking about. No not the one with hand and finger, the other one. Yes… that one! The ever so discreet EYE ROLL… At some point in our lives we have done it. Maybe to our parents, partners, spouses, children, and friends. “Whats the big deal!?” You may say. Well, in fact, when it comes the …

Does Trauma Affect Relationships?

Trauma affects not only the survivor with PTSD but also their close family relationships or friendships. The symptoms of PTSD can cause problems with trust, closeness, communication, and problem solving. In the first weeks and months following a trauma, survivors may feel angry, detached, tense or worried in their relationships. In time, most are able to resume their prior level …

LGBT, including Queer, Gender-queer, Asexual, and Hermaphrodites.

LGBT, including Queer, Gender-queer, Asexual, and Hermaphrodites. Should you come out to your parents? Now more than ever, gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgendered are coming out to their parents-and they’re doing it when they’re quite young. Some research shows kids came out to their parents, on average at age 17, with some coming out as young as 14. This is …

Grief And Loss

How Long Does it Take to Grieve? It is helpful to know that grief is natural and time limited. It can continue anywhere from two weeks to almost two years, and is usually different for each relationship or event. It is also quite normal to be able to experience joy, contentment, and humor even amidst the worst loss. Some cope …