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Is being alone worse than being in a toxic relationship?

Not surprisingly studies time and time again remind is that the fear of being alone is one of the strongest reasons people choose to continue to in not so healthy relationships… A study by Dr Stephanie Spielmann from the University of Toronto surveyed both men and woman of a various ages found that the fear of being single was consistently one of the greatest predictors why people settled for unhealth dynamics in their relationships. "Those with stronger fears about being single are willing to settle for less in their relationships," says lead author Stephanie Spielmann, postdoctoral researcher in the University of Toronto's Department of Psychology. "Sometimes they stay in relationships th

Some Tips for Coping with Grief (and sharing it with children...)

After the tragedy of the past few days I was invited today to chat with guys on The Daily Edition about ways of coping with grief and talking through the events of what has happened with the Malaysian Airlines… One of the key things is to actually understand grief – here is a link to my YouTube channel talking about grief specifically: But if you are looking for some quick pointers here are six practical objectives to keep in mind when you are confronted with a sense of loss and grief: Acknowledge the sense of sadness and face the feeling head on. Express what it is you are feeling – do not bottle it up – it might be sadness so cry, it might be anger so get cranky, it may be a sense of confu

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