It is entirely normal to have a slightly harder time in terms of your emotions if you have some significant life changes. Your schedule might be thrown off, which could result in you experiencing more stress and less sleep. This could cause your mental health to get weaker, which could leave you more vulnerable to mental illnesses, as well as physical illnesses, which could make you even less capable of coping with the difficult situation that you find yourself in.
7 May 2017
If your son or daughter was the victim of or witness to a stressful or psychologically damaging event recently, it is possible for him or her to develop PTSD, just as a soldier returning from war might. Unfortunately, while soldiers returning from war are likely to be screened for symptoms before they are expected to return to their everyday life, teenagers do not always get the same benefit. Therefore, if you are concerned about how your teenager is coping with a traumatic event they experienced or saw, it is important to be aware of the following information about PTSD in adolescents and teens.
13 March 2017
If you became addicted to prescription opiate painkillers following an accident or medical procedure, it may not have taken long for you to reach a consumption level that could no longer be supported by your existing supply of medication. Unfortunately, this is an all-too-common situation that can lead to heroin abuse -- in fact, nearly fifteen percent of those who are addicted to prescription painkillers eventually find themselves abusing heroin as well.
23 May 2016
Back pain can cause discomfort and leave you immobile, so you may require prescription pain relievers to help you complete daily tasks. Unfortunately, these medications can be dangerous to your health. However, if you are part of the 23 million addicts in recovery, taking prescription pain relievers can affect your sobriety. Of course, finding relief is still necessary to live day to day without pain and stress. Using this guide on holistic pain relievers, you can find relief for your back pain without damaging your recovery success.
17 February 2016
Marriage is a wonderful part of life, but it can also be one of the hardest things you will do. This is why many couples decide to go through premarital counseling before they say their vows. Premarital counseling is designed to help couples understand what marriage is and how to build a successful, fulfilling marriage. Through this, you can learn more about yourself and your spouse, but you will also learn skills that will help both of you create a marriage that is lifelong.
3 November 2015
Divorce profoundly affects young children in a myriad of ways. Children may feel angry, confused, or even guilty when parents decide to separate. These feelings can be compounded further when you decide to remarry. The family dynamic will change, and children may feel uncertain about how to treat a new "parent" and what role this new person has in their lives. As the biological parent in the household, you can help make the adjustment a lot easier on your kids.
3 September 2015
If you're planning to tie the knot, you might consider meeting with a counselor, especially if you come from differing financial backgrounds. You might think you've got the money under control, but studies show that 22% of divorces are caused by contention over finances. Finding a financial plan and learning how to communicate openly about finances before the wedding date can help you to get your marriage off to a great start -- and keep that momentum going as you experience the highs and lows of life.
8 July 2015