Your Stories: The Great Meltdown and the Healing that Came Next

Our brave contributor shares her story, and would like to keep her identity anonymous. July-August 2015 were bad months for me. My boyfriend of 4-odd years had broken up with me after months of strife, over Skype. I had found a photo of him on Instagram with a woman I didn’t approve of (and who […]

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Ask the Experts: How to Cope with Break-ups, Divorce (Hindi)

ब्रेकअप और आगे की राह: एक मनोवैज्ञानिक का नजरिया ऐसा कहा जाता है कि मृत्यु के बाद दूसरा सबसे बड़ा तनाव का कारण अलग होना या तलाक होता है। मगर ऐसा ही हो ये जरूरी नहीं है यदि हम ब्रेकअप को अलग नजरिए से देख सकते हैं- जैसे इसे अगर हम सामाजिक तरीके से, समझदारी […]

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Relationships, Happiness, Living the Life You Want

Amrita Tripathi interviews psychotherapist, radio host and the author of HAPPY RELATIONSHIPS: At Home, Work and Play (Fingerprint Rs 250), Lucy Beresford.  1) You host a Sex and Relationships show on radio… Can you tell us some of the common themes/ questions that come up? The most common themes tend to be (from men) erectile […]

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Breaking up and Moving On: A Psychologist’s Perspective

By Varkha Chulani It is said that the second most common stressor after death is separation and/or divorce. But it needn’t be so if we can view our breakups with a different lens – stoically, sensibly, realistically and even philosophically. Because our attitudes towards the termination of our relationship will go a long way in […]

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Why So Stressed, Millennials?

By Sukanya Sharma I. The Stress and Anxiety According to a survey done by the American Psychological Association, millennials in America are the most stressed generation. The survey reports that we are mainly stressed about money. (Look what capitalism has done to us! But that’s a different debate) It also reported that women remain more stressed than men, […]

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Too Busy or Worried to … Smell the Roses?

By Komal Vaishnav In today’s fast paced times, when working hours begin as soon as one has any time to gather oneself after getting up in the morning, the quintessential work-life balance has gone for a toss. According to online counselling website ‘Yourdost‘, 50 percent of corporate India is under chronic stress with 30 per cent having problems such as addiction […]

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