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Emotional resilience has to do with how well you cope with difficult emotions when they arise and how well you handle emotional challenges such as grief, anger, frustration, failure, or other problems. Strong emotional resilience can help you cope with challenging situations without becoming overwhelmed or wanting to give up.
Toxic relationships tend to drain your energy, because the patterns of behavior from a toxic person can be confusing, hypocritical, and exhausting. You may not recognize how toxic the relationship has become until you take some time to really think about the patterns that have been established.
Selective self-control refers to our ability to control ourselves in some circumstances, but not in others. Selective self-control tells you that you can’t control your reactions to certain circumstances, and then you feel helpless about your ability to exert power over your own behavior.
Sex can and should be a fun and integral part of your relationship or marriage. It’s also one of the main reasons people break up and it’s a big source of conflict for some couples.
Personality differences can complicate relationships. Communication and respect for your differences will help you use those personality traits to your advantage and build a stronger partnership along the way.
Sometimes the hardest thing to overcome in your relationship is not what’s happening right now, but what happened to you in the past and how that affects you today. Being aware of how your past has impacted you emotionally will help you to have a healthier approach to resolving conflict with your partner and build the relationship you really want.
Holistic Mental Health
When you are in a depressive state, it can be a challenge to get out of, even when you’re tired of feeling bad all the time. Cutting some things out instead of adding more to your to-do list can be one strategy to combat depression and start to feel better, so that you actually have the energy to take care of yourself. Here are some things that you can safely ditch when you’re feeling depressed so that you have more time and energy to focus on yourself and get to feeling better:
Depression can feel like an overwhelming sadness that saps the joy out of your life and prevents you from taking even small steps forward. Depression is treatable, though, and there are many ways to manage the symptoms of depression.
Using sensory distraction is one way of coping during a panic attack, and there are several ways to do this.The RAINBOW method involves the use of your visual senses. You can think of this practice as kind-of like a mantra that you can use during period of overwhelming anxiety to bring your attention back to present moment.
Trauma disrupts your sense of safety and changes the way that you view the world. This also includes the effects that trauma has on your relationships with other people, whether romantic or platonic.
Traumatic experiences can overwhelm the brain’s ability to cope using normal methods of stress relief, and thus alternative coping methods have to be developed, which can cause disruption in the lives of people trying to recover from trauma.When you have experienced trauma, your brain goes into a state of hyper-arousal, basically because your fight or flight response has been triggered and your brain reacts by trying to prepare you for potential danger.
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Rachel Mullins, LCSW
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