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» Why Do We Stay In An Unhealthy Relationship? - Mental Health Awareness

» Why Do We Stay In An Unhealthy Relationship? - Mental Health Awareness | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Is love really enough? I often hear people say "I love him/her" even if their relationship is harmful, abusive or unhealthy. They stay in this relationship f
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» 5 Things That Make a Good Partner - World of Psychology

» 5 Things That Make a Good Partner  - World of Psychology | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
There are various myths about what makes a good partner. For instance, it’s a myth that a good partner has to agree with what you say, do or think, according t
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5 Ways to Deal with Emotional Oversensitivity

5 Ways to Deal with Emotional Oversensitivity | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
To help with my emotional oversensitivity so my feelings aren't hurt so often, I've developed a way to examine the true cause of any pain I feel.
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NAMI | Depression Risk Factor Can Be "Contagious," Study Finds

NAMI | Depression Risk Factor Can Be "Contagious," Study Finds | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest nonprofit, grassroots mental health education, advocacy and support organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness,...
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Can anxiety kill your ability to love? - CNN.com

Can anxiety kill your ability to love? - CNN.com | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Daniel Smith: Anxiety is a wily, reactive affliction; it recedes in response to positive life events but it seldom recedes for long.
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Playfulness may help adults attract mates, study finds

Playfulness may help adults attract mates, study finds | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

(Phys.org) -- Why do adults continue to play throughout their lives while most other mature mammals cease such behavior?  According to researchers at Penn State, playfulness may serve an evolutionary role in human mating preferences by signaling positive qualities to potential long-term mates.

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The Fear of Good-bye if You Don’t Comply :: Emerging From Broken

The Fear of Good-bye if You Don’t Comply :: Emerging From Broken | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

It occurs to me that the people in my own life who invalidated me had this kind of “if you don’t comply ~ Good-bye” attitude towards me. In realizing that truth I remembered that my mother always said “if you don’t like it, lump it.” I don’t remember if I ever wondered what the hell that meant but I always took it to mean that if I didn’t like it, too dang bad. And that means the exact same thing as “if you don’t comply, good-bye”. When I got older she started to say “if you don’t like it you can leave” which is exactly what I thought she had been saying all along anyway.

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Tiny Wisdom: When Other People Won’t Change | Tiny Buddha: Wisdom Quotes, Letting Go, Letting Happiness In

Tiny Wisdom: When Other People Won’t Change | Tiny Buddha: Wisdom Quotes, Letting Go, Letting Happiness In | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
The people we want to change—there are others out there who'd accept them, just as they are. We can choose to do that, or we can set them free and create the possibility of finding people we'd never want to change.
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Isn’t Forgiveness Condoning Something Horrible? | Heal Now and Forever

Isn’t Forgiveness Condoning Something Horrible? | Heal Now and Forever | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die. Carrie Fisher

 

Forgiveness is not condoning, not even a little bit. Rather than being OK with what happened to you, forgiveness is choosing to be OK despite what happened to you. It is taking your life back from the trauma and tribulations of your past....

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Exhibition of broken hearts opens

Exhibition of broken hearts opens | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
An international touring exhibition which features keepsakes from failed love affairs comes to Lincolnshire.
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Isolation Is Key For The Ability To Abuse | Verbal Abuse in Relationships - HealthyPlace

Isolation Is Key For The Ability To Abuse | Verbal Abuse in Relationships - HealthyPlace | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
In order for an abuser to gain control of your thoughts, feelings and actions, they must isolate you from others.

 

In the beginning of my marriage, I became isolated quickly partly because it was what I thought I wanted. No, I did not distinctly tell myself, “Kellie Jo, it would be a great feeling to completely withdraw from family and friends and rely only on Will!” It wasn’t conscious, and it’s one of those decisions (and manipulations) that I see only in hindsight.

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Dealing with mental illness in a marriage: 6 tips | KSL.com

Dealing with mental illness in a marriage: 6 tips | KSL.com | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
According to the National Institute of Mental
Health, about one in four American adults meet
criteria for a mental health diagnosis. Here
are six tips if one of those adults is your
spouse.
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36 Relationship Lessons From 36 Years of Marriage

36 Relationship Lessons From 36 Years of Marriage | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
One can learn a great deal after 36 years of marriage if they have an intention to make it the best ever. Here are 36 lessons that guarantee it will be a success.
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Don’t Respond to Drama and Drama Won’t Come Back Around

Don’t Respond to Drama and Drama Won’t Come Back Around | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Drama loves more drama. Pain loves more pain. Negativity loves more negativity. With the practice of mindfulness it is possible to not respond to drama.
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Can you recognize drama and be mindful in the face of it? Here's some great tips.

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Be Gentle with Yourself When Dealing with Heartbreak | Tiny Buddha

Be Gentle with Yourself When Dealing with Heartbreak | Tiny Buddha | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

“Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it’s better to leave them broken than try to hurt yourself putting it back together.” ~Unknown

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Positivity in Relationships: 10 Ways to Radiate Good Vibes

Positivity in Relationships: 10 Ways to Radiate Good Vibes | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Agreement, appreciation and affection spread warmth like sunshine.

 

Some people are upbeat to talk with. They feel "warm." Whether they are your boss, your employee or colleague, your friend, family members or loved ones; these folks feel safe to share with, and, like sunshine, radiate good vibes. Their positivity makes you want to talk with them more. At the same time the warmth that they emit enhances the pleasure that they themselves experience in relationships.

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Early relationships, not brainpower, key to adult happiness

Early relationships, not brainpower, key to adult happiness | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

32-Year Longitudinal Study finds: Social connection is a more important route to adult well-being than academic ability.

 

Social connectedness in childhood is defined by the parent and teacher ratings of the child being liked, not being alone, and the child's level of confidence. Social connectedness in adolescence is demonstrated by social attachments (parents, peers, school, confidant) and participation in youth groups and sporting clubs.

 

The researchers found, on the one hand, a strong pathway from child and adolescent social connectedness to adult well-being. This illustrates the enduring significance of positive social relationships over the lifespan to adulthood. On the other hand, the pathway from early language development, through adolescent academic achievement, to adult well-being was weak, which is in line with existing research showing a lack of association between socioeconomic prosperity and happiness.


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Responding to Negativity of Others

Responding to Negativity of Others | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

When facing accusations, I always feel hurt, but I can stay calm as I reply: “It’s not who I am, it’s just your opinion about me.” But with some people I feel very close to, my reaction is completely different: I feel guilty, I cry, I apologize, and might spend hours trying to defend myself. Isn’t that contradictory?

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The Well Thought-Out Life: Octomom, Co-dependancy, and Intentional Love - M. Scott Peck

The Well Thought-Out Life: Octomom, Co-dependancy, and Intentional Love - M. Scott Peck | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

* I've been randomly going through the sections that have really struck me in M. Scott Peck's book The Road Less Travelled. In his section on love he attempts to define love by describing what love is not. Last time I wrote about love not being the same as "falling in love",

 

Peck has a chapter on "Cathexis Without Love". I think we'd define it it as co-dependency, and the chapter made some great points about the way some people pour out "love" for pets and yet struggle to form healthy relationships with people. Peck compares this to military men with war brides that couldn't speak English. "When their brides learned English, the marriages began to fall apart. The servicemen could then no longer project upon their wives their own thoughts, feelings, desires and goals and feel the same sense of closeness one feels with a pet."

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Are We Facebook "Official"?

Are We Facebook "Official"? | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

In the movie The Social Network, Mark Zuckerberg deems the relationship status section of users’ Info the finishing touch on his new website, “the Facebook.” Assuming the movie was depicted accurately, this last minute addition may have changed the face of what it means to be “in a relationship.” Today this means that your relationship status is no longer a private agreement between you and your partner, but rather a public display broadcasted to all of your “friends.” “Facebook official” is a popular term used to describe the process of changing your relationship status on Facebook to reflect that you are now in a relationship. For some, this denotes the official beginning of a new relationship. After all, nothing’s official until it’s on Facebook, right?

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Early Relationships and Brain Development - Child in Mind - Boston.com

Early Relationships and Brain Development - Child in Mind - Boston.com | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
The research and knowledge about how early relationships shape brain development has been exploding in recent years. Three new studies caught my attention. The more we know about this area, the more we recognize how important it is to support...
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