You probably watch the news and think, the world seems to be falling apart. There are areas where we have real work to do, racism and sexism, to name a couple.
Parents aren’t the only ones who feel like hiding in a closet. Here’s why children might need a break from family, too.
Even before the pandemic, anxiety in our country has been on the rise. Then came COVID-19—bringing with it uncertainty, lack of control and structure, isolation, economic instability, loss, and parental stress. Anxiety began to soar, especially for children.
Emotional numbness is when a person feels numb to emotions and doesn’t experience a range of feelings. People describe it as feeling empty on the inside, unmoved by experience, and flat. Realizing you don’t feel as sad or as happy as you should can be distressing.
COVID hit, and it felt like a sucker punch. How could I “lock down” for two weeks? Every fiber of my being revolted, and I held steadfast and stayed home, only to realize weeks rolled into months and months, and the worst was yet to come.
Whether it’s your first real relationship or just your first in a while, it’s normal to find yourself in the midst of a new romance wondering, Is this love?
According to the principles of attachment theory, the way we behave in our relationships—called an attachment style—is a direct reflection of the way we were cared for as babies. If you’re someone who tends to be very insecure in your relationships or who tends to need a lot of validation from your partners, you may have an anxious attachment style.