Thinking errors are irrational patterns of thinking that impair judgment and cause you to feel stressed and anxious. To break this unhealthy cycle, you need to learn how to identify your thinking errors and challenge them with logical and rational self talk. Our self-talk guides us on our perspective on life and the way we interact with others.
One of the best ways of understanding stress and preventing anxiety is to look at a model of emotional distress elaborated by psychologist Albert Ellis. He calls his model the ABC model, and it’s as simple as it sounds:
No matter how long you’ve been in a relationship, whether it’s three weeks or 20 years, if there’s one thing that just about everyone wants plenty of (and all healthy relationships need), it’s romance.
Learning how to relax your body and using the power of self talk can be a helpful part of working through anxiety symptoms. It’s important to tune into your body and mind and regularly practice exercises to help you learn to relax and stay in control of your anxiety.
The HuffPost article 8 Things Only People With Anxiety Understand [...]
Every relationship has its ups and downs. The ebb and flow through good and bad periods is natural. When an argument ensues, how can you communicate with your partner to move past the concern and back into a healthy state of happiness? That’s a challenge for most couples.
Please see article written by Stephanie Coontz this past weekend in The New York Times, Sunday Review section. The article focuses on the importance of having a strong social network, and how friendships can be extremely beneficial and lead to more satisfying marriages.
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Without a sliver of empathy for your partner’s sexual needs, your defenses spring up. Your bruised ego forces you to withdraw, and you fall into a sex drought. You thought you were pleasing your partner. Offer to schedule conversations about physical intimacy to avoid being blindsided by the weighty topic.
You talk, and talk, and talk, and… nothing. Why won’t your partner listen? You’re upset and you have a point to make. So why is he/she closed off and unreachable?