Month: June 2016

‘Me time’ – underestimated in relationships

The term ‘me time’ came into vogue about a decade ago. Its importance was brought to the fore by experts from the mental wellness fraternity world-wide who couldn’t stop emphasizing its benefits – to counter stress, facilitate decision making, problem solving through insightful thinking, enhance relationships and increase concentration and efficiency. Too bad, indulging in …

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Shed the excess baggage for a healthy relationship

Airport terminals normally witness two kinds of passengers. The ones who effortlessly check-in their bags and the ones who are struggling to lug their bags to check-in counters. Passengers traveling light never have to worry about their excess weight. While the latter are always hoping their excess baggage would fall within the stipulated airline limits …

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Parasite in sight???

Every time I hear the term parasite, the therapist in me can’t help comparing it to relationships, particularly marriages. A parasite lives off a host and exploits it for important resources required for its survival and gives nothing in return. Similarly, a parasitic relationship will drain your emotional strength, composure, time and money. It’s easy …

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Laws of Attraction

How beautiful it would be –   if attracting someone, one is attracted to, is as simple as attracting iron to a magnet.  Unfortunately, relationships are not always about polarity. Even reciprocated attraction remains in question – for how long? Attractions are varied. From lasting, fiery, permanent to the kind that flames out faster than it …

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