Category: Marriage / Relationships

Deccan Herald-Heart Breaks in the Age of Dating apps-Inner Dawn Counsellor Kalas views featured

Dating apps are being used today, by all age groups, and for multiple reasons. Some might use them to hook up, some for romance, some for a partner, and some to get over a broken heart.  No matter what the

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Roadmap to a Happy Marriage

As a marriage counsellor, I have seen many couples going through a rough time simply because they were not aware of the developmental stages and phases that all marriages go through. Just as a baby becomes a toddler and then

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Consenting to a marriage. Why is it critical ?

Marriage is one of the oldest social institutions meant to provide safety and security and healthy environment for the couple and future generations. It also brings about stability in the social structure and relationships traditionally. In the current context, marriage

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Emotional Invalidation – how can it damage a relationship?

Emotional invalidation is when a person’s thoughts, emotions are ignored, not considered important, disagreed with, rejected, denied, minimized or ridiculed. Any event or a communication will have two parts to it, Content Emotions / feelings Let us look at a

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I want to show love but I don’t know how-Expression-Part II

How to express your love to your partner? So you know that you love your partner. You know you want to be with them, you want to spend time with them, you like talking to them and love them in

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Depression, Anxiety on the rise in newly weds

Marriage is deemed as a very important event in one’s life and it is a significant transition phase in the life of the newly-weds. Recently it has been seen as a trend that the incidence of depression and anxiety seems

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I want to show love but I don’t know how – Barriers- Part I

I want to show love but I don’t know how.  Does it need to be shown every time? Doesn’t he/she know that I love him/her? Love is something that we all crave for.  Love has multiple facets. But the one

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Why are heartbreaks so difficult?

  Merriam Webster defines heart break as a crushing grief, anguish, or distress.  It is a feeling of great sadness or disappointment.  Most of us would have undergone a heart break at some point of time in our life. Heartbreaks

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Gender stereotypes – how they enable social evils

Stereotypes are assumptions and generalizations that are made about the characteristics, behavior, role etc about the members of a group based upon certain pre-established notions about the group. Stereotypes can be positive as well as negative.  Specifically focusing on the

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What if you are not the first choice, first priority?

All of us yearn to be special. To be special in someone else’s eyes, is part of our nature to seek validation from others. But you might have found yourself at some point in time, to not be the first

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