Tips On How To Help Someone Who Is Depressed

Seeing a loved one depressed can make you feel helpless and frustrated because you want to help but you don’t know how. When someone is depressed, due to clinical depression, postpartum depression or winter blues, most of the time they want help but do not know where to begin. As …

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Tips to Help a Victim of of Domestic Abuse

Numerous research studies and statistics concluding that at least 40% of South Asian women having experienced physical, emotional or sexual abuse by a partner. Recent statistics are also pointing to a similar frequency of partner violence against men as well. With such a high statistic, it is safe to assume …

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South Asian Couples: Are You Ready to Be Parents?

Making the decision to bring a child into the world is a difficult one. Among other things, it requires both partners being on the same page about wanting children and identifying the right time for you as a couple to take this huge step. The most important thing couples can …

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South Asian Emotion: Guilt vs. Shame – Part 2

(This is part 2 of a 2-part series on guilt and shame. For part 1, click here.) Guilt and shame are two emotions that we feel from a very young age. Both emotions result in us feeling negatively and are emotions intended to guide our future behavior. While on the …

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South Asian Relationships: Six Steps To Prevent Arguments

Having a conversation about a difficult topic can bring up a lot of anxiety in both partners. If there is already a history of difficult conversations ending in argument, partners get into a cycle of avoiding sensitive topics, creating a ticking time bomb in their relationship. Arguments are a natural …

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South Asian Parents: How to Talk to Your Child About Natural Disasters, Wars and Violence

Even if children don’t sit down and watch the news, it is very likely that they know about the events of the world. This is especially true of devastating events such as the recent earthquake in Japan, major wars or other acts of violence around the world. Children might hear …

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South Asian Emotion: How Depression Can Affect Your Marriage

“The 5 and 10 is coming up soon! We need to finalize our hotel and flights,” said an excited Nupur jumping into bed with her laptop. She was beaming from ear to ear. “Ya. Maybe tomorrow?” asked a weary Anuj, covering his face with the covers. “Come on, Anuj! This …

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South Asian Relationships: an Overview of Domestic Abuse

According to the US Department of Justice, approximately 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are physically assaulted by an intimate partner annually in the United States. A study conducted in 2002 found that 40% of South Asian women reported having been physically or sexually assaulted by their male partner. Daya, …

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The Biology of Forgiveness

Holding on to resentment and anger in any relationship acts as a ticking time bomb. It is not only hurtful to the relationship’s health, but also to the physical and emotional health of the individuals involved. Recent research in the field of psychology has shown a strong influence of forgiveness …

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