Depression and your relationship

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If you are depressed, your relationship can also become depressed. Depression can wreak havoc on your ability to experience and maintain intimacy within your relationship. Being depressed can illicit feelings of worthlessness; depression can affect moods, thoughts and behaviours, and even physical health. A common impact of depression is feeling lost or numb, so the depressed becomes disconnected from their … Read More

Intimacy: Connecting without fear

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When I think of every person in this world I imagine a vast inter-connected series of lines, a bit like a rail system grid, interlocking and weaving in and out and all around. Stop whatever it is you are doing and look around you. That person beside you could be a complete stranger yet the simple fact that you are … Read More

5 steps to a healthier relationship

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While Valentine’s Day is a prime opportunity to show your partner how you feel, it is also important to show your affection on the other 364 days of the year. Every relationship will have it’s ups and downs, nobody is perfect. What’s important is to not let the “downs” keep you down. To finish off our Valentine’s blog series, here’s … Read More

Combatting insecurities in your relationship

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Now that we know how to boost our self-esteem going into a relationship, what do we do when we get there? No matter how much we learn to love ourselves, we all have moments of insecurity where we think, “Do they find me annoying. I look fat in this. I’ll get hurt if I let them in”. As human beings … Read More

Making January your own

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“What are your New Year’s resolutions?” “Did you have a good Christmas?” “What did you do for New Year’s Eve?” “Wasn’t it great to have the long Christmas break?” “New Year, new start”….. And so go on the interrogations of the so-called festive period. Any of these sound familiar? As we face into January and listen to everybody else’s good … Read More

Dealing with infertility issues at Christmas

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Infertility affects approximately 10% of the population in Ireland.  Since infertility strikes people from all socioeconomic levels and cuts across all racial, ethnic, and religious lines, chances are great that a friend, relative, neighbour, or perhaps you yourself are attempting to cope with the medical and emotional aspects of infertility.  Christmas can be one of the most difficult times of the … Read More

Couple Therapy

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Couple therapy

Marriage or couple therapy can sometimes be perceived as the last resort or a crisis option for people in relationships. Akin to individual counselling, people can wait until they feel they have no other choice apart from therapy. Admittedly, turning to your partner and discussing the concept of seeing a third party to help “save the relationship” can be an extremely daunting thought, … Read More

INTERVIEW: Restore your Love

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Do you feel your relationship has lost its way? Perhaps communication has broken down between yourself and your partner, or you’re arguing more and more about the things that previously didn’t matter. Join our excellent Psychologists Karolina Jurasik and Anna Nauka for a workshop, on Saturday, 8th October, that will help restore the love between you and your partner, so you … Read More

Infertility Support Group

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People sometimes say … “Maybe you just need to relax…” “It happens don’t worry…” “You are still young…” “Maybe you can try this…” Infertility – can we call it a condition of the 21st century? This is certainly a big problem that affects more and more couples. There are no rules and in many cases it is difficult to determine … Read More

What marriage counselling meant to me

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A real service user shares her experience with marriage counselling at MyMind.  A few months back, my marriage was in trouble and I was beginning to think about divorce. Although my partner and I knew that neither of us would be happy living separately, something was still wrong in our relationship. At that time I felt helpless, but I spoke … Read More