I was body shamed at family gatherings.
Growing up, I hadn’t really been ‘fat’ or ‘chubby’. But as soon as I hit puberty, my lifestyle and eating habits changed drastically. And these bad eating habits led to excessive weight gain. Originally, no one at home pointed out these weight gain problems to me, perhaps because they are more sensitive as parents to […]
Signs of an insecure person in a relationship.
Insecurity is an inner impression of being threatened and/or inadequate in some way. We’ve all experienced it at some point, and it’s quite normal to have feelings of self-doubt, but chronic insecurity can sabotage your success in life and can be particularly harmful to your close relationships. Do you often ask your partner where they […]
My parents’ regular conflicts at home affected me in ways I couldn’t imagine.
I still remember when I was in 7th grade, I came home running joyfully to my parents with a silver medal swinging in my hand, to tell them how fast I ran in the race and came second in the school. I was very happy that day. But as soon as I reached home, I […]
How you can cope with gossip?
In our everyday lives, we hear a lot of gossip, whether it is at our workplace, home, school or college, or on television about renowned personalities. We usually enjoy listening to these gossips, and engage in sharing a few of these too. But gossip tends to have two sides to it: as entertaining as it is […]
I would avoid talking to my father about my career choices.
It was a regular Sunday afternoon for us; my father was at home on Sundays like most working parents, and I wanted to have a serious talk with my father about my career choices. But somehow, I could not gather the courage to speak up. I had been struggling to express my feelings to my […]
I had heard many a times that people who went to therapy were crazy. Was I crazy?
At the age of 18, I experienced anxiety for the first time. It was my first year of college, I was entrusted with the task of introducing the chief guest of an event. As someone who participated in performances on stage from a fairly young age, this seemed like a simple task. However, the task […]
How Marriage Counselling in India Can Reinforce Unequal Gender Roles?
Uneven treatment or perceptions of people based on their gender is a phenomenon of gender inequality. It stems from the gender roles that have been socially created. Cultural stereotypes may be a contributing factor to gender inequality and income disparities. Generally, men have been considered workers; hence, jobs held by men have historically been and [&h
Overthinking Leads to Negative Thoughts
The act of overthinking creates extraordinary thoughts which are mostly excessive and negative in nature. Overthinking is capable of creating multiple ‘pop ups’ in our brains, like notifications from our cell phones. It powers our humane ability to delve into negative thoughts. These negative thoughts can range from obsessing about past experiences, worr