Month: October 2016

How to Rebuild Trust In a Marriage (After It’s Been Damaged)

In a marriage, we always have the desire that the only individual we can depend on is our spouse. This is the main reason it is so painful when a partner betrays our trust in them. Some find it difficult to rebuild trust when it has been broken, but it can be rebuilt. The following steps will help rebuild trust in a marriage. Be Patient When you lose your confidence, regaining it is not something that will occur without any forethought, and it will not come easy. It becomes much dangerous when the atrocity committed is a serious one....

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Success and Jealousy: Beware The Iagos

Confession time. I’m not a William Shakespeare fan. I’ve always found  the man and his works to be immensely overrated. I know, I know. There’s some unwritten commandment that all authors are supposed to swear eternal devotion to the poet and playwright. To do otherwise is utter sacrilege. What can I say, I’m a rebel like that. Ironically I’m forever indebted to Shakespeare as he taught me one of the most profound life lessons I would ever learn as a person of color  with his tragedy, Othello. Based on the story, Un Capitano Moro by Cinthio, Othello revolves around...

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Mental Ward and No Visitors

If you have had even one experience being a patient in a mental ward you will know exactly what I am about to say. No one comes to see you. If you have a baby people come to see you. If you have gallbladder surgery people come to see you. But if you go a little crazy your friends and sometimes family just don’t bother to visit. This has hurt my feelings in the past. Emotionally I have been a wreck and not having any friends to call or visit has been, well just plain sad. The paradox is...

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If You’re In Recovery You’ll Need Resiliency to Stay Sober

Resiliency is the ability to bounce back when life knocks you down. Many men and women struggling with addiction don’t usually have a lot of resiliency. Instead, they might rely upon a drink when they are emotionally or psychologically triggered. Substances might be their coping mechanism to manage difficult emotions. Or drug use might be their way of covering feelings of loss or emptiness. But in recovery, a person strives to stay sober, regardless of when they are triggered. This doesn’t mean that a person forces their way through the challenges of life. Instead, having resiliency means that you...

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Reachout A Social Support App With Actual Support

For those of us coping with a mental illness, one of the most difficult things to do is reaching out to another person for support. Often our own fears get in the way, and for many of us, physical and financial limitations mean that finding any kind of outside support limits us to social networks and online forums where understanding can be hit or miss at best. A few years ago, several Support Apps came along and offered a glimmer of hope that, finally, we would have a way to reach out and get the support we needed. For...

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