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  • Why relationships might feel tough right now

    Feeling like your relationships are a bit of an uphill slog at the moment? You're not alone. When dealing with our own personal challenges, it can feel tough to show up completely, in empathetic and supportive ways, for those around us. But here's how we can try...
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  • Communicating with difficult people: A how-to guide.

    Communication is essential when it comes to connecting with others, setting clear and assertive boundaries and getting our needs met. But at times, we are confronted with people who might not be as cool with open and calm communication as we are. Below are some helpful tips when it comes to talking to people who might be, at times, a little challenging to communicate with…
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  • 5 biggest myths about what “real love” is

    Love is great. Love is good. We’re all for love here at Indigo, but we also see a lot of popular myths floating around when love is involved. We wanted to debunk a few of these firmly entrenched myths that continue to shape and warp our idea of what “real love” is…
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  • Is your relationship co-dependent?

    Do you find yourself giving so much in a relationship and receiving little support from your partner in return? Do you feel frightened at the prospect of being away or apart from your partner for any period of time? Do you find yourself always needing to fix, repair or overbearingly nurture your partner? Do you feel unable to express yourself honestly & vulnerably to your partner, fearing you’ll hurt them, anger them or they’ll leave you? Do the emotion states of your partner completely overtake and overwhelm you to the point that you can’t connect with your own feelings?
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  • Time to Say Goodbye

    In her ground-breaking book On Death and Dying, the Swiss-American psychiatrist Elisabeth Kubler-Ross claims that “people in mourning have to come to grips with death before they can live again”, and dealing with a break-up is no different.
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  • Moment of Truth

    We are always so quick to be there for others. To help, to listen, to lend a hand to those who need us. But in our quest to help others, we've forgotten to even think about ourselves. We look at how Manuel J. Smith's tenpoint plan for assertiveness known as his “Bill of Rights” can help measure how true we are being to ourselves in any given moment.
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  • The People Pleaser’s Problem

    Are you the friend, partner, family member or colleague who’s constantly available? The one who never says no and is there for every heartache or phone call? Why are we still so caught up in the trap of people-pleasing?
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  • How to have those tough conversations

    Let’s face it, no matter how similar you may be, no two people think the same, so disagreements are inevitable. But this doesn’t mean that all your dreams can’t still be a reality. We just have to be realistic. Intimate relationships are just the same as any other relationship in our lives; there will always be things you like and dislike about your friends and family and you may not always get along and that’s totally normal. We’re humans, we are all different and we can’t always agree!
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  • 5 reasons you’re not getting therapy

    1 out of 5 people have a mental health condition, but 5 out of 5 people could benefit from therapy. Why? Because we believe we should live to thrive, not just survive. But there is still plenty of stigma around seeing a therapist, and we thought we’d explore the top five things that are holding people (maybe even you) back…
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