In the deep, dark, depths of your psyche, what are you terrified of the most? Almost everyone is scared of something (and if you believe you aren’t, please click off this page right now). Fears are normal, and having them is part of being human. Your biggest fear is the thing in life you are […]
Fear is an emotional response to a perceived threat. Almost all of us experience fear in daily life. Often this fear centers around getting hurt in some way. Learn more about fear and how it impacts your life in this section.
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You feel pushed. Manipulated. Exploited. Dominated. Coerced. Pressured. Bullied. Controlled. The person in front of you has gone too far and has overstepped your personal boundaries. But you don’t know what to do. You feel weak and helpless. A quiet desperation rises inside of you. You feel like a fly stuck in a web. What […]
Have you ever wondered why you swing so quickly between loving and hating a person? Are your relationships characterized by extreme ups and downs? If so, you might be experiencing what psychologists call splitting – a nefarious defense mechanism that makes it difficult to hold down stable relationships. What is a Defense Mechanism? Defense mechanisms are […]
Let’s be frank here. Most people want love. The craving for approval and affection from others is embedded into our DNA. There’s probably nothing else on earth (other than the survival instinct) that is as strong and primal as the longing for love. We need to belong. We NEED to feel loved. This is all […]
You’re in a friendly, normal conversation with another person. Everything is going well until – BAM! Your blood pressure is rising, you’re starting to hyperventilate, and you have the distinct urge to strangle the other person. Even though the other person made a blasé passing comment, you find yourself trying to prevent yourself from screaming […]