relationships

Soul Stories: Surviving a Stalker – Estella’s Story

Here at My Soul Balm, we believe that stories have power. The power to heal, inspire, and make change. But we can only do that if we let them out into the world. Sometimes it’s hard to tell your story. Sometimes, things block us. When I first got in contact with Estella, she wasn’t sure …

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Dealing with ACES: How to Support a Traumatized Child Through Trauma Informed Parenting

How To Support a Traumatized Child by Maria Black ***TW: Death, ACES, Mentions of Bullying.*** The day my father died was the worst day of my life. I can remember it vividly, even though I was only six. Everyone was gathered around the medical bed that had taken residence in my parent’s room. It was …

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Co-Dependence In Romantic Relationships

Have you ever experienced co-dependence in a relationship? If you have, you know it can be a real challenge. Not only to the relationship but to your mental health as well. So today, we’re going to explore co-dependency. This includes knowing what it is, how to recognize it, and how to move towards a healthier …

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Relationship Rehab Part 4: Maintaining Your Partnership

**The Relationship Rehab Series focuses on the intersection between mental health and intimate relationships. Specifically we look at ways to optimize your love life through psychologically proven practices.** Check out Part 1: Starting the Conversation here: https://mysoulbalm.blog/2020/04/07/relationship-rehab-series-part-1-starting-the-conversation/ Check out Part 2: Fighting Fair here: https://mysoulbalm.blog/2020/04/10/relationship-rehab-series-part-2-fighting-fair/ Check out Part 3: Rebuilding your Connection here: mysoulbalmcomhome.wpcomstaging.com/2020/04/13/relationship-rehab-series-part-3-rebuild-the-connection/ Maintaining your …

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Relationship Rehab Series Part 3: Rebuild The Connection

**The Relationship Rehab Series focuses on the intersection between mental health and intimate relationships. Specifically we look at ways to optimize your love life through psychologically proven practices.** Check out Part 1: Starting the Conversation here: https://mysoulbalm.blog/2020/04/07/relationship-rehab-series-part-1-starting-the-conversation/ Check out Part 2: Fighting Fair here: https://mysoulbalm.blog/2020/04/10/relationship-rehab-series-part-2-fighting-fair/ Fix the Roof When The Sun Is Shining There’s an old …

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Relationship Rehab Series Part 2: Fighting Fair

**The Relationship Rehab Series focuses on the intersection between mental health and intimate relationships. Specifically we look at ways to optimize your love life through psychologically proven practices.** Check out Part 1: Starting the Conversation here: https://mysoulbalm.blog/2020/04/07/relationship-rehab-series-part-1-starting-the-conversation/ Fighting Fair in Relationships Today you’re going to learn how to fight with your spouse! Why? Because conflict …

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The Green Flag Test: How to Spot a Potentially Toxic Relationship

The thing about being in a toxic relationship is you can’t see the forest for the trees. What I mean by that is when you first start dating someone that New Relationship Energy overwhelms you. This can make you miss some important yellow flags. You might dismiss a moment of jealousy from your new partner …

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Relationship Rehab Series Part 1: Starting the Conversation

**The Relationship Rehab Series focuses on the intersection between mental health and intimate relationships. Specifically we look at ways to optimize your love life through psychologically proven practices.** Good relationships are key to great mental health. Why? In their paper Intimate Relationships and Psychopathology, researchers Mark Whisman and Donald Baum find that “relationship discord is …

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Relationship Tech: Ten Apps Giving Our Marriage New life in 2020

Love in the 21st century is a tricky thing – we’ve got so much out there to disconnect us from the ones we love, especially those little handheld distraction machines we know as smart phones. But what if those same devices can also bring you together? In our relationship, my husband and I have found …

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Do’s and Don’ts of Couples Counseling

Couples counseling is for everyone. I’ll say it again for the people in the back: COUPLES COUNSELING IS FOR EVERYONE!!! Whether your relationship is on the rocks, you’re a newlywed, or you’re just looking to maintain your awesome partnership, couples therapy is an valuable tool to have at your disposal! Why is Couples Counseling so …

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