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The holidays can be difficult. Here are some short-term tips to help you get through the holidays.
Idealized Expectations During the Holidays One of the biggest concerns on many people's minds at this time of the year is how to survive the holidays. Sure, in the popular media there are depictions of families happily gathering together in a cozy setting to enjoy...
Low Self-Esteem, Fear of Rejection and Lack of Intimacy: Three Common Sources of Relationship Problems
These three common issues: low self-esteem, fear of rejection and lack of intimacy seem to constellate in many relationships and often cause subtle, gradual but very significant damage to the relationship. They can act quietly, like an undiagnosed illness in the background – eating away at the fabric of the relationship. Often, what is left is bickering and fighting – which may actually be an unconscious attempt at establishing some form of intimacy – even if it is a negative way (better than not at all!).
While there are many issues which can cause relationship problems for a couple, we explore one in particular. This problem underlies many, perhaps even most of the other issues.