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Love’s Effect on the Brain

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Nicola Keane | February 10 2017 | | Tags: , , , , ,
Valentines

Anybody who has ever experienced the early stages of a romance will recognise the symptoms that can accompany those first few dates – ‘butterflies’ in the stomach, a racing heart, sweaty palms, temporary blindness to the other person’s annoying habits (which become much more obvious later in the relationship!). What is it about love that […]

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Maintaining a Long-Term Relationship

Everyday Psychology | Posted by Tess O'Leary | November 25 2016 | | Tags: , , ,
Relationship

People often wonder, what is the secret to maintaining a long-term relationship? Most people want to settle down with the “right” person for the rest of their lives but, in reality, maintaining a long-term relationship takes a lot of work and compromise. So, what’s the guiding principle to maintaining a long-term healthy relationship? Have a […]

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Sexual Anxiety

Sexual Anxiety

It is amazing how the human mind tends to ruminate and find reasons and explanations for just about anything. At times, when we make decisions, doubt creeps in and the brain would look for ways to prove that our decisions could be wrong. This can result to anxiety, which may either be helpful or disruptive. […]

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I Believe In a Thing Called Self Love

Self-compassion

If a friend is low in mood, or a family member berates themselves in front of you, what’s the first thing you do? We mainly seek to support and uplift those around us as part of an intrinsic understanding that every human has worth. This needs to be recognised and appreciated, even when someone cannot […]

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What’s Love Got to do With It?

“Oh God. valentine’s Day tomorrow. Why? Why? Why is (the) entire world geared to make people not involved in romance feel stupid when everyone knows romance does not work anyway. Look at (the) Royal Family. Look at Mum and Dad.” ― Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones’s Diary   We can fall head over heels in love […]

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