Meera’s Story: Recognizing the Patterns of Emotional Abuse

“I feel like I have to walk on eggshells and like I can’t do anything right,” Meera said. “Have you ever felt this way before?” It was a simple question but when she stopped to think about feeling bullied or unaccepted, Meera was surprised at how many examples she could …

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South Asian Couples: Top 8 Signs You are Afraid of Commitment

Rajesh had been with his girlfriend for 2 years and loved her very much. Every time she brought up their future, he would try to change the topic. She believed every one of his excuses. “I want to talk about his but let’s save it for when we have more …

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South Asian Emotion: Worry Can Destroy A Relationship

Mandar’s phone rang for the third time in an hour. He rolled his eyes at it knowing it was his mother, calling to see if he was safe because of the severe thunderstorm going on outside. She was always like this from the time he was a young child. She …

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South Asian Men Can be Victims of Abuse

Richa  had reached her limit. Her youngest daughter, who was 2 years old, was sick with the flu, her son who was 6 had chicken pox and her 8 year old daughter needed supplies for an art project, which she forgot to pick up. With two young children crying and …

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South Asian Emotion: 6 Tips if You Feel Overwhelmed

Shefali, a housewife and mother of 2 children under the age of 5, looked like a deer in headlights. Her mind was racing, she couldn’t catch her breath and she wanted to cry but felt she had no time to do so. She knew she had a hundred things to …

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South Asian Relationships: 6 Tips to Help Her Stop Nagging

“Don’t forget to call the doctor today,” Vaishali called over her shoulder as she went to wash her hands after breakfast. Ninad was loading his cereal bowl in the dishwasher when he heard the reminder. She had already told him this what seemed like 90 times the night before. Vaishali …

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South Asian Mothers: Leena’s Story of Postpartum Depression

Leena shrieked and dropped the phone as she tried to hang up. Her husband, Ankit, ran to the kitchen to see his wife frozen. “What happened? Are you ok?” asked a worried Ankit. “We’re having a baby!” screamed Leena. It took a couple of seconds for Ankit to register what …

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