Being the partner of a person is extremely challenging as it is hard to sit there and not really able to help them. With my situation it has all changed around as my hubby is now facing his own depression which has really been build of everything that has happened with the final straw with my . . . → Read More: A Chant For Partners To Chant To Themselves
As some of my readers know I am completing a life coaching course. I have been reading a book on NLP which is Neuro Linguistic Processing. There was a sentence in there which simply stated we focus a lot on solving problems and if we continue in this train of thought we are simply continually . . . → Read More: What has Been Positive Today?
I know this has been published in my continuing journey but I thought I might add it here.
The power of having a date day/night!
As new parents we forget that once upon a time and probably not so long ago you were husband/wife, partners. Then you became mum and dad.
But what happened to . . . → Read More: Date Day/Night
If your partner has been admitted into hospital or mother baby unit this can be a very hard time away for you. It is important to realise that if that has happened, that your partner will receive the care that is needed to get on the road to recovery. It can be extremely daunting at . . . → Read More: Your Partner Has Been Admitted To Hospital/Mother Baby Unit
This might not get me many friends but everyone needs time out………………………………..even partners!
I know I might not gain many friends from this post but that is okay. We hear quite a bit about the importance that mums get time out (even for 5 minutes) in their day to do something for themselves. But rarely . . . → Read More: Everyone Needs Time Out
Very sadly there is still stigma attached to mental illness. Its sad to hear that people still tell mums that they chose to have a child so get on with it.
Postnatal, antenatal, depression and anxiety are real illnesses. Believe me it is not something that we want to pretend to have. We too want . . . → Read More: Understanding PND, AND, Depression and Anxiety
I know when I was at my worst, I used to say some really hurtful things to my hubby and told him constantly to find someone else because I am worthless as a person and that he can have the kids.
Once useful bit of information that my Drs said to my husband is to . . . → Read More: Your Partner Doesnt Mean To Say Hurtful Things
A wonderful reader from my facebook page suggested that I put up a section about the effects of PND and our relationships on our loved ones.
PND, AND, Depression, anxiety is a really hard time for everyone close to us and there needs to be more support for families to move through what they have . . . → Read More: PND and Its Effects On Relationships