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Why Do People Ghost?

Why Do People Ghost?

A friend called me in confusion, verging on alarm. She was in the early stages of a new relationship. They met at a bar; they had gone on a few dates and spent a late night or two texting. Then the woman whom my friend initially really liked stopped responding to texts. Emails went unanswered, […]

How to Tell if You Have Normal Post-Traumatic Stress or Something More Serious

How to Tell if You Have Normal Post-Traumatic Stress or Something More Serious

When something traumatic happens—you suddenly lose a loved one, get into a car crash, or witness a terrorist attack—it’s natural to be extremely upset and even feel physically ill. Your “fight or flight” response kicks in, flooding your body with stress hormones that leave you jittery and on edge. You might have nightmares about the […]

Am I In An Abusive Relationship?

Am I In An Abusive Relationship?

For most young adults, the first big problem in a relationship is identifying if it is good for them. Sometimes, in doing that they tend to weigh the bad against the good. He drinks a lot but when he’s sober, he is very caring. She flirts with other men but considers him the most important […]

Relationship PTSD: What Causes It?

Relationship PTSD: What Causes It?

PTSD is an extreme anxiety disorder caused by experiencing a life-threatening event or situation. It’s characterized by intrusive memories, avoidance of things that could remind a person of the trauma, moodiness, and hyperarousal, Aaron Tendler, MD, chief medical officer of Brainsway, a mental health tech company, tells Health. “These four clusters of symptoms persist over […]

How To Speak To Your Spouse to Strengthen Your Marriage

How To Speak To Your Spouse to Strengthen Your Marriage

Joe, a married father of two, came to me for therapy because he was feeling stressed, and pressure at work was a big factor. He was the sole breadwinner in his family and acknowledged that he tended to be irritable when he got home, even though he admired his wife Carole’s warm and loving nature. […]

What Is ‘Little’ Abuse

What Is ‘Little’ Abuse

I AM A WOMAN WITH AN AMAZING JOB! I AM A WOMAN WITH A GREAT LEVEL OF SELF ESTEEM I AM WOMAN WHO WILL NEVER TOLERATE PHYSICAL ABUSE….. These were just a few statements She used to make at the beginning. Patricia was an established lawyer. 7 years into practising and she was known as […]

Adulthood & Pressure

Adulthood & Pressure

In our parents’ generation, it was a good thing and a thing of class to finish secondary school, proceed to the university and finish well. In fact, jobs were always available and enough to go round; education then was the master key. Fast forward to our generation, can we still agree that education is the […]

Friends and ‘frenemies’

Friends and ‘frenemies’

What kind of friends do you keep? What kind of a friend are you to someone else? I’m sure you’re aware that various kinds of friends can either make you or mar you. I just want you to ask yourself these questions and sincerely answer them. There’s a lot of mistakes we all make with […]

The Awkwardness In Brother-in-Law & Sister-in-Law Relationship

The Awkwardness In Brother-in-Law & Sister-in-Law Relationship

Meeting new people and starting new relationships can sometimes be challenging which sometimes can be awkward if both parties do not share the same ideals. One of the ways through which new relations are formed is through marriage and the Nigerian society takes the in-law relationship seriously due to the communal nature of our society. […]

Marriage Is Not The End

Marriage Is Not The End

This one is for my about-to-wed or already married ladies. Please try to pay attention to every word and line. To the main question; Is marriage the end? Is it the end of your life and even your dreams? I’m sure while growing up, you had a lot of people who asked you what you […]

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