Most people think of depression as strictly a mental condition. It’s true; that’s where the core of depression stems from. It can also cause various emotional symptoms, including feelings of hopelessness, guilt, or even feeling as though things would be better if you weren’t here. The mental and emotional effects of depression are real and [...]
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Like it or not, many relationships that were once passionate and alive eventually lose their spark. This doesn’t mean that there’s something wrong with the relationship, with you, or with your partner. Rather, this quiet fade is often due to several factors that face us all. The busyness and numerous responsibilities of life vie for [...]
Prior to this year, it was not uncommon to hear people lament the working life. The nine-to-five grind makes it tough to spend quality time with your loved ones. You will eventually have times when you miss some important events due to work-related obligations. Then along came 2020. Suddenly, family togetherness becomes the new normal. [...]
The pandemic has upended many of our lives. Over a few short weeks, we went from normalcy to perpetual uncertainty. In these trying times, it's normal to feel anxious or uncertain about the future. However, does it now feel like your anxiety has intensified or feels unmanageable? If so, you aren't alone. Many of us [...]
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, many of us are working from home. It's challenging enough to share living rooms, bedrooms, and now, workspaces as a couple. If you have kids, however, they're likely doing most of their schoolwork from kitchen tables and corners of the couch too. As partners and parents, this places a huge [...]
Does the Isolation of the Coronavirus Pandemic Exacerbate Your Depression? Simple Tips for Practicing Self-CareVilma Cea, LMFT 2020-09-14T15:25:02+00:00
As humans, we have a natural inclination towards socialization and togetherness. Unfortunately, the pandemic has forced us to do the exact opposite -- isolate and avoid in-person socialization. When the coronavirus pandemic first began, no one knew how long we'd have to isolate. Now we're nearly six months in, and the outlook hasn't much improved. [...]
There are many types of relationships -- some are romantic, platonic, friendly, and just about everything in between. When it comes to romantic relationships, you may enjoy being in a monogamous one. Some prefer to date casually and keep their options open. However, have you felt a lot of societal pressure lately to be "coupled [...]