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Yes, it’s Possible to Leave a Narcissist

If you’re dating a narcissist, you might be experiencing narcissistic abuse. Leaving an abusive relationship is far from easy, as abusers will do anything to maintain the power and control they need. Research shows it takes an average of seven attempts to leave an abusive relationship, and at times leaving a narcissist can seem impossible. … Read more

Narcissism In Relationships: Everything You Need to Know

Dr. Quratulain Zaidi on signs that point towards your significant other being a narcissist. Dating a narcissist can be dangerous territory, as it can lead to narcissistic abuse in extreme cases. While just about anyone can display narcissistic behaviour from time to time, for someone to be diagnosed with true narcissist personality disorder (NPD) they … Read more

Spot A Narcissist!

Dr. Quratulain Zaidi on the distinction between a normal narcissist and someone with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD), and how to spot someone with the latter. The word ‘narcissist’ sometimes gets thrown around as an insult to someone who thinks a little too highly of themselves. But narcissism is a spectrum, and we all exhibit narcissistic … Read more

Living Abroad under COVID-19: How to Enjoy a Festive Season

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Time flies. The year 2021 is almost over, and believe it or not, we are nearly 2 years into COVID-19 — we know it has been tough, great applause to all of you who have stayed strong all this time. The experience must have been even more stressful for those who are geographically isolated from their … Read more

The Benefits of Sexual Self Care

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Taking care of the whole self  It’s common these days to hear about self care and how one should value it. But what is self care? One definition is that it’s taking care of the whole self. It can include several different aspects, such as the physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental parts of ourselves. However, … Read more

Self-care Strategies to Manage Childhood Trauma

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Childhood Trauma and Self-Care Childhood trauma is our reaction to deeply distressing experiences that overwhelm our physical and mental coping abilities as children. Traumatic experiences activate a fight or flight response. During these reactions, our brain directs our resources to enhance our immediate physical performance. It gives us the best chance at survival. After the … Read more

Reunification therapy is beneficial, even when it isn’t court-ordered

Reunification therapy is best known as a court-ordered therapy for children who have been separated from one of their parents. However, reunification therapy does not need to be court-ordered. It can be helpful to heal families who have been separated from one another. Some common ways that children get separated from one of their parents … Read more

Staying Motivated

Losing motivation is not at all uncommon. However, staying unmotivated can break our otherwise smooth path to reaching our goals, or dampen our spirits so we are just stuck. So what motivates us and how to we stay motivated? Here’s a good read from South China Morning Post where I expounded on what motivation, and … Read more