Depression

Dealing with difficult babies

Dealing with difficult babies

As a mum-of-two, I wouldn’t say that either of my kids were ‘difficult’ babies. Sure, we had the colic, the weaning issues and a few sleep blips, but broadly I feel that I got off fairly lightly. For some parents their reality seems very different. From the outset their babies are restless, fussy, and difficult

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loneliness

Loneliness

Loneliness is part of the human experience and can be felt on a spectrum, from a slight pang to a deep unremitting ache. Most people experience it at some point in their lives, but for some, it’s a recurring reality that strongly colours the day to day experience of their lives. Despite its common occurrence,

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Coping with the death of a child

Coping with the death of a child

The death of a child is every parent’s worst nightmare. While it’s expected that you’ll lose your parents at some point and perhaps your partner or some of your friends will pass away before you, a parent losing a child seems to go against the natural order of things. Following the death of a child,

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Coping with depression on a daily basis

Coping with depression on a daily basis

People suffering from depression often struggle to complete even simple everyday tasks. Getting through a day at work can be an achievement in itself, never mind coming home to play with the kids, help them with homework and get the house sorted. If you’re finding life difficult to cope with due to depression then we

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Coping strategies for chronic pain

Coping strategies for chronic pain

Chronic pain affects millions of people in the UK. It can have a hugely detrimental effect on the patient’s life as well as that of their family. What is chronic pain? Everyone experiences pain now and again. It’s an important signal that something isn’t quite right with the body. It alerts is to disease or

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Can kindness save a relationship

Can kindness save a relationship

Only three out of ten couples manage to sustain long term happy relationships. A large study in America has carried out extensive research into this and has come up with some very interesting and revealing findings. Fight or flight The study interviewed thousands of couples who’d been together for at least six years and whilst

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