Why do people commit suicide?

Why do people commit suicide? Perhaps nothing leaves more unanswered questions than death by suicide.  The question of how to understand the death, or of what kind of death it is, often remains unanswered. Death by suicide, even when circumstances … Read More

How to manage retroactive jealousy

What does retroactive jealousy mean? In retroactive jealousy at the beginning of a new relationship, one partner is jealous of their partners previous love affairs and relationships.  Right from the start of a new relationship there is an insecurity about … Read More

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Post traumatic stress disorder is a complicated subject.  It might not be difficult to spot when a traumatic event happens to someone, but it is much harder to know how that traumatic event has affected … Read More

Dwelling on the past

How do I stop dwelling on the past? When there have been destructive or traumatic experiences in our early years they can so disturb and confuse us that we are thrown completely off track, we are left dwelling on the … Read More

Maternal deprivation

What is maternal deprivation? John Bowlby, psychoanalyst, psychiatrist and developer of attachment theory used the term maternal deprivation to focus attention upon the effect on infants and young children of being separated from their mothers during their first year.  Bowlby … Read More

Life after bankruptcy

Life after bankruptcy   If you are reading this blog because of worries about your own or a friend’s approaching bankruptcy, or of what life will be like after bankruptcy, welcome. The key thing is to make sure that you … Read More

Life after redundancy

Life after redundancy, what’s next? Though it can be a highly emotional experience to go through, there is life after redundancy. Redundancy can be a very stressful experience.  It can feel a terrible shock, particularly if you didn’t see it … Read More