Category Archives: Counseling

Sexual Orientation and Counseling.

Sexual orientation – in India, at least – is still a matter that is considered very private; and any orientation other than heterosexual is most likely considered a matter of shame. Therefore, most members of gay and lesbian community keep … Continue reading

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How the Workplace Ethos sabotages relationships!

(continued from last week’s 1 + 1 does not = a Couple) One of the areas that can derail relationships is the strong sense of individualism each partner brings into the relationship. There’s nothing inherently wrong with individualism BUT a … Continue reading

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1 plus 1 does NOT = a COUPLE!

A lot of the challenges between couples these days seem to be triggered by cultural influences. Sometimes, these external influences actively conspire to sabotage what the couple feels for each other by creating or amplifying false expectations. Hollywood, Bollywood, romantic … Continue reading

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The DARK Side of Counseling (an Insider’s perspective!)

Going to a counselor means that one is weak, or incompetent, faulty in some way – or just too dumb to figure things out on one’s own. Quite the opposite! Working with a counselor takes wisdom, emotional courage, and a … Continue reading

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Worrying? Don’t be a COW

All of us worry – it’s human! But for some of us, worrying becomes a pervasive part of our life taking up unnecessary emotional and mental bandwidth. Worry is defined is negative self-talk – especially about things that might happen … Continue reading

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Don’t play the ‘Blues’

Shit happens! And most times we get over it and get back on track. There are times, however, when the little things in life start taking their toll – we’re not able to snap out of the feeling of ‘blues’ … Continue reading

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Looking after an Elder parent – especially if they are UNWELL (physically or emotionally)

Many adult children (especially in Asian societies such as India) have elder parents (or another relation) living at home with them. In many cases, the family enjoys the benefits of a joint family with its ups and downs. However, increasingly … Continue reading

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