ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM

21 July, 2021 (Consolace Counselling Services)

Alcoholism is a very serious drinking problem where the person has uncontrollable desire to consume alcohol. Alcohol like most other addictive substances affect the reward and pleasure centers in the brain. Therefore, such a person would keep this habit above all other obligations such as family, work, finances and health.

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IMPORTANCE OF PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTANCING

17 July, 2021 (Consolace Counselling Services)

Psychological distancing means stepping back from the situations or people who disturb your mental health. It is basically a psychological method that brings a change in the way we approach a negative event and also helps us in gaining perspective.

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Eating Disorder

30 May, 2021 (Consolace Counselling Services)

Food is fuel for the body, but it is crucial to have a healthy and balanced diet for a fit body and mind. When food is consumed without responding to hunger cues and fullness cues, we end up being overweight or underweight. A person with an Eating Disorder becomes overly conscious about body-image, weight and food, and thereby try to adopt some adverse steps to fight this emotional state.

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Teen Depression during pandemic

12 May, 2021 (Consolace Counselling Services)

The pandemic has no doubt affected each and every one of our lives but teenagers are more vulnerable to such conditions and need more attention and care.

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HOW TO BOOST YOUR HAPPY HORMONES?

25 November, 2020 (Consolace Counselling Services)

These are the hormones that help in promoting positive feelings or let us say, uplift your mood and give you a sense of happiness and pleasure.

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HOW TO BRIDGE THE GENERATION GAP?

05 July, 2020 (Consolace Counselling Services)

The conflicts due to generation gap not just occurs between parents and children but its effects are reflected in in-law relationships and also between teachers and students. The generation gap leads to differences in opinions regarding dressing sense, career choice, movie choice and regarding almost every likes and dislikes.

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WHAT MAKES LIFE WORTH LIVING?

18 June, 2020 (Consolace Counselling Services)

In order to live a meaningful life, one needs to know what makes life worth living. One needs to find the purpose in life that is to find an activity to engage oneself in. There are two kinds of people in the world- the first category includes those who wake up in the morning to do something and the second category includes those who have to forcefully drag themselves out of the bed knowing that they have nothing to look forward to in life.

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How can I manage my panic attack?

11 June, 2020 (Consolace Counselling Services)

Panic attack is an intense fear that peaks in a few minutes that bring about some physiological reactions even when there is no apparent threat or danger. It may come suddenly and sometimes can happen even when the person is relaxing or sleeping

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How can I make effective communication with my child?

03 June, 2020 (Consolace Counselling Services)

Communication with children is very important for the healthy development of their mind and body. It is necessary that we take time to ask how their day was at school and if he is enjoying learning at school. It is very important that we become good listeners to them because most of the time, all they need is a good hearing.

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WE ATTRACT WHAT WE FOCUS ON!!

25 May, 2020

Circumstances may be negative and sometimes things happen without our control. But, our responses towards such circumstances are under our control. Positive responses will bring positive outcomes.

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Spread Mental Health Awareness and Break the Stigma

21 May, 2020 (Consolace Counselling Services)

To be compassionate towards oneself and towards other living beings is one of the biggest human attributes that makes this world more beautiful. Kindness, which is also this year's theme for Mental Health Awareness Week taking place from 18-24 May, 2020 therefore holds more importance in today's time.

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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GENERALISED ANXIETY DISORDER (GAD)

13 May, 2020 (Consolace Counselling Services)

Anxiety disorders can be bad but the good news is, these are treatable. One can recover from Generalised Anxiety Disorder but the problem lies in the fact that not many of us seek assistance for it. We either ignore the symptoms or avoid approaching a professional expert for help.

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THE RIGHT WAY TO DEAL WITH ALIENATION (ISOLATION)

23 April, 2020 (Consolace Counselling Services)

The pace with which the Coronavirus is spreading across the globe is quite alarming. This has resulted in a complete lockdown. The feeling of being alienated from the society is not something easy to digest. It requires a lot of mental power and patience to make through such difficult times. Once you are aware of the ways to deal with the mental challenges that come with alienation, you could at least make an effort to face it. The problem lies in thinking that there is no solution to a problem. Once you know the solution, you just have to implement it.

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LOCKDOWN: A PERIOD TO REMEMBER AND RETROSPECT!

11 April, 2020 (Consolace Counselling Services)

The lockdown that we are facing today is the first of its kind and naturally, human beings are struggling to cope with it. It is therefore quite natural for us to experience various kinds of challenges, both physical and mental during this period of lockdown. Let us have a look at a few serious issues that have cropped up with the nationwide lockdown.

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WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THE CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC?

28 March, 2020 (Consolace Counselling Services)

Every tragedy teaches us a lesson. Amidst the lock down due to corona, we are reminded of some basic truths in life. The people who did not have time to stop and look at the surroundings are now doing nothing but watching their surroundings. The people who rarely stayed at home are today bound to stay at home.

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STRESS: AN EMOTION CREATED WITHIN YOU!

26 February, 2020 (Consolace Counselling Services)

Our comfort is our choice. Only we, ourselves can find satisfaction in our life. All we need to know is that in order to find someone else's definition of satisfaction, we create stress in our own life.

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ROLE OF SOCIETY TOWARDS MENTAL PATIENTS

19 February, 2020 (Consolace Counselling Services)

A person with mental health issues should first know that there is no need to be ashamed of being a mental patient. At the same time, the public should also know that there is no need to make mental patients feel ashamed of their condition. Mental illness is quite common and can happen to anyone. Taking care of each other at such times is the best way to come out of it.

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5 MAIN REASONS FOR STRESS AT WORK

10 January, 2020 (Consolace Counselling Services)

The term “stress” is used to describe the psychological tension which was created by the demands of our environment that create an unpleasant emotional reaction. Employees experience stress in the workplace for several reasons.

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HOW WELL DO YOU BOND WITH YOUR IN-LAWS!

06 January, 2020 (Consolace Counselling Services)

As far as a girl is concerned, the relationship with in-laws have a great impact in her married life. It is not easy to quickly adjust with the ways and customs being followed in your new family. It takes time to understand things and adjust accordingly. Having good relationship with in-laws is a sign of a happy marriage and a happier mind.

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HOW TO OVERCOME PEER PRESSURE?

14 November, 2019 (Consolace Counselling Services)

It is indeed true that "A sweet friendship refreshes the soul." But, not all friendships are sweet! Some can leave you with bitter experiences and some can even make you forget who you really are. Choosing the right friends circle thus becomes important. Peer pressure in the worst case can lead to serious behavioural changes and may go beyond the parents' control.

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WHY DO PARENTS NEED COUNSELLING?

16 October, 2019 (Consolace Counselling Services)

Parenthood is a beautiful phase in a person's life but it is not too easy also. You can enjoy parenthood by following some good parenting tips.

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LIVE FOR YOU, NOT FOR THE SOCIETY!

29 September, 2019 (Consolace Counselling Services)

We live in a judgemental society. Everything we do is scrutinized. It becomes really hard when you have to bury your own wishes just to get society's approval. It creates mental pressure and we begin to lose ourself. Read more to know how society influences our lives.

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ARE YOU A HELICOPTER PARENT?

07 September, 2019 (Consolace Counselling Services)

We all love our kids and strive to provide them with the best. Love and care plays a vital role in a child's growth. But, are you becoming a helicopter parent while showering your love and care on kids? If yes, then here's what you need to know about helicopter parenting.

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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SEASONAL DEPRESSION

26 August, 2019 (Consolace Counselling Services)

Seasons keep changing and so do human minds. We often talk about our favourite season and the ones which we dislike. But beyond the likes and dislikes, seasons can leave a deeper impact on human minds. Seasonal Affective Disorder is a kind of seasonal depression that is resulted by change in seasons. It is most common during winters due to which it is also known as winter blues.

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THINGS THAT WORRY YOUNG CHILDREN

19 August, 2019 (Consolace Counselling Services)

Children can be equally worried as adults and sometimes even more. But since, we are mostly busy disentangling us from our own set of problems, we fail to notice the issues that our kids are struggling with. Read more to know what are the issues that worry young children.

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SELF ACCEPTANCE IS YOUR SUPERPOWER

07 July, 2019 (Consolace Counselling Services)

Self acceptance means accepting each and every little part of you, no matter good or bad. It begins with the realisation of good and bad qualities in you. When you accept yourself, everything falls into its right place. Self acceptance is indeed your superpower that will always take you forward.

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IMPACT OF PARENTAL MENTAL HEALTH ON CHILDREN

28 June, 2019 (Consolace Counselling Services)

Sometimes the worst thing you do to your kids is make them the victims of your own mental chaos. As long as parents suffer from poor mental health, it becomes very difficult to save the kids from its impact. Heal yourself before you pass on your share of stress and frustration to your kids.

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ARE YOU A PEOPLE PLEASER?

19 June, 2019 (Consolace Counselling Services)

There are no two opinions in the fact that taking care of others is a good character trait. It becomes an issue when you become emotionally dependent on others. You become happy when someone appreciate you and you become sad when someone criticises you. You reach a stage where you cannot handle even the slightest criticism. It builds up mental pressure, since a people pleaser cannot even think of someone criticising him/her.

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HOW TO DEAL WITH IMPOSTER SYNDROME?

12 June, 2019 (Consolace Counselling Services)

Success feels like an accomplishment. But what about those who believe that they don't deserve the accomplishment and that they are fooling others with their success? For them success feels more like a failure as they suffer from imposter syndrome

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HOW TO DEAL WITH DIFFICULT COLLEAGUES!

05 June, 2019 (Consolace Counselling Services)

It is not very uncommon to meet different personalities at workplace. With some people, you get along really well. But you may also encounter a few difficult co-workers who can make your work environment even more stressful.

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THE TWO SIDES OF DISTRACTION | Overcome distraction

28 May, 2019 (Consolace Counselling Services)

There are many ways in which we can distract ourselves by engaging in creative activities that doesn't leave any adverse effect on the situations we are distracting us from. Positive distractions in a way help in better mental satisfaction and peace. One should however be careful of the situations you choose to distract from.

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IN-LAW RELATIONSHIPS

14 May, 2019 (Consolace Counselling Services)

Marriage is something which is both beautiful and scary at the same time. Though it brings with it new hopes and a million reasons to be happy, a woman cannot stop worrying about the new life and new family members awaiting her at her new home.

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FIND GRATITUDE TO FIND HAPPINESS

14 May, 2019 (Consolace Counselling Services)

'What does it really mean to be grateful?” or “What is the relationship between gratefulness and happiness?” Being thankful for the people you have in your life, the things you can afford and see around you, the beauty of life that you have been blessed with and being thankful for your own existence is what is meant by gratefulness.

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NOTHING BEATS A GREAT SMILE!

06 May, 2019

If your smile can make the other person feel better, I would say, there is nothing wrong in even faking a smile. As much as you smile, you spread happiness within and around you. Smiling can help in stress reduction. It works not just in your case but others' as well. An upset person would feel a lot better if you try to comfort them with a smile.

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IS SELF HELP AN EFFECTIVE WAY TO TREAT DEPRESSION?

09 April, 2019 (Consolace Counselling Services)

Depression is a mental illness that can happen due to a variety of reasons. Rich and successful people might look happy and blessed to the outside world but deep inside they might be depressed too. "I have never felt so much pain in my life. It was tough for me to even get out of bed and I had days when I couldn't walk, let alone write a rhyme." This is how the “Rap God” and one of the greatest musicians of our time, Eminem described his experience with depression. There are many other celebs who have battled with depression. Some did lose their battle while others like Eminem successfully fought it.

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Do You Love Yourself?

03 April, 2019 (Consolace Counselling Services)

It is not very often that this thought crosses our minds and we genuinely feel the need to love ourselves. The thought of loving ourselves somehow vanishes before getting processed in our brains. It may be because of the way we make our lives so intricate that there isn't any time to pause for a moment and realise one's self worth. Whatever may be the reason, the importance of self love is something that each one of us need to understand in order to experience personal growth.

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5 REASONS TO STOP BEING A NAGGING PARENT

11 January, 2019 (Consolace Counselling Services)

The moment you become a parent, you try your best to become the best parent and do all that you can do for your kids. But, along the way, one may deviate from the path of good parenting.

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EFFECTIVE SCHOOL COUNSELLING

09 January, 2019 (Consolace Counselling Services)

A student, especially in today's times has to undergo a wide range of social and emotional challenges. To bring out the best out of a student, it is important to understand their problems and offer help. This is why counselling in schools has become an important part of the education program.

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WHEN LONG DISTANCE GETS HARD

28 December, 2018 (Consolace Counselling Services)

Communication is important for any relationship to survive. When two people are staying miles away from each other, it is understandable that they can't meet each other in person for a long period of time. Long-distance relationships are not easy but the way you handle it makes all the difference. Let the absence sharpen your love, and the presence will automatically strengthen it.

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HOW TO COPE WITH CAREER SETBACKS

05 December, 2018

A successful person is not someone who has never encountered a career low, but the one who has overcome the setbacks. There is no such thing called a ‘safe career’. There is no such thing called a ‘safe career’. At some point or another in life, each one of us might see our career graph going down. The reasons can differ with person to person, but one way to overcome the setbacks is by working on one's personal growth.

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FORGET THE PAST AND MOVE ON!

02 November, 2018 (Consolace Counselling Services)

It is not always the negative thoughts and mistakes that make you dwell on the past. Sometimes, you refuse to move on in life because your experiences in the past were much more fulfilling and pleasant than what you experience in the present.

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FACE CRITICISM WITH A SMILE!

03 October, 2018 (Consolace Counselling Services)

Criticism is something which can rob you off your happiness and can pull you down if not handled properly. Instead of judging yourself on what person has said about you, just relax and take deep breaths.

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HOW TO DEAL WITH INFERTILITY!

27 September, 2018 (Consolace Counselling Services)

Infertility is not a fault, it depends on person to person on their physical health. Effects of infertility in each person can be different, it can cause stress, depression, anger and more if you are negligent.

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WHY IS SEX EDUCATION IMPORTANT?

26 September, 2018 (Consolace Counselling Services)

Teenage is very important period of life; it is the time when children tend to get attracted to the opposite sex. Parents and educational institutions should take equal responsibility to provide proper sex education and correct guidance to teenagers.

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HOW TO FACE THE CHALLENGES OF SINGLE PARENTING?

24 September, 2018 (Consolace Counselling Services)

There are different reasons of becoming a single parent. But, make sure you take care of your children rightly, or else it can disturb their mental health. Be friendly with them, so that they can share anything openly with you. Find way to make them independent, even financially.

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Tips to stay safe on Social Media | Social media addiction

17 September, 2018 (Consolace Counselling Services)

Social media and infidelity have become a matter of serious concern in today’s world. What looks like a casual chat in the beginning can go ahead and completely shatter your relationships in the end. Today, people spend most of their time on Facebook and other social networking sites which has made it easy for cyber criminals to lay their trap.

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DEPRESSION IN CHILDREN?

12 September, 2018 (Consolace Counselling Services)

As far as children are concerned, there are a number of factors that can lead to depression. It is important to identify the symptoms before the situation worsens. The first step to treat depression in children is to understand the symptoms.

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HOW TO OVERCOME FEAR OF FAILURE?

10 September, 2018 (Consolace Counselling Services)

Fear is a feeling so strong that it can make the possible seem impossible. It is indeed true that each one of us encounter fear at one point or the other in our life. But, it is not the same situation that induces fear in every individual.

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Work is important, so is life | Work life balance

03 September, 2018 (Consolace Counselling Services)

Work and life has to be equally balanced for a healthy and happy life. Today, people working in both government and private sectors are lacking work-life balance. And this is true irrespective of the gender. As far as women are concerned, the task becomes even more difficult. It is not easy for a woman to juggle between personal and professional life and they often end up getting depressed, weak and physically unfit.

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YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN HAPPINESS | Self satisfaction

20 August, 2018 (Consolace Counselling Services)

Happiness is something that everyone longs for, without knowing that it lies within oneself. The answer to the most common question, 'What makes you happy?’ varies with person to person. For some, happiness lies in little things while for others happiness comes with appreciation of others.

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STAY STRONG DURING NATURcAL CALAMITIES

17 August, 2018 (Consolace Counselling Services)

It is often seen that those who experience a life threatening event continue to be in stress for a longer period of time. The trauma that follows after a natural disaster is no different. It can lead to PTSD where people finds it extremely difficult to get over the event. They get random flashbacks of the event and constantly worry about the future.

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HOW EFFECTIVE IS YOUR PARENTING?

08 August, 2018 (Consolace Counselling Services)

Parenthood is a stage that completely transforms your life. The parenting goals you set will transform your child’s life. It is that point in life where you begin to see yourself in your child.

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Anger

20 July, 2016 (Consolace Counselling Services)

Anger occurs basically because of expectations. Everyone thinks that the world around him has to dance according to his whims and fancies. Though they know that this never happens their ego refuses to agree. When other people do not behave the way you want them to behave, you get angry and start behaving in unwarranted manner.

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What Premarital Counselling will teach you before it is too late

04 May, 2015 (Consolace Counselling Services)

Premarital counselling is a lot better than marital conflicts, family breakdowns and divorce.If you are preparing to get married in the near future, premarital counselling will help you. Be prepared for the unexpected events that can throw you off balance. Be prepared for the events, and troubles that make you lose control, create tensions and escalate conflicts.

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How to Avoid Extra Marital Affairs

26 April, 2015 (Consolace Counselling Services)

Infidelity or Extra Marital Affairs has the dubious distinction as the reason for most divorces happening in Kerala. Extra marital affairs create enough stress in the family to break it beyond repair. Read on to discover ways of avoiding the perils of infidelity and leading a normal, happy married life.

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Why Family Holidays are Important for Strong Family Bonds

08 April, 2015

Holidays give family members time to relax and shared experiences. A family holiday is time for family members to recharge their batteries and draw energy for months to come. Even when you don't consider the physical, physiological and mental benefits, everyone will love a break from the usual monotonous life.

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How to Deal With Incompatible Partners

30 March, 2015 (Consolace Counselling Services)

Do you believe compatibility issues always lead to conflict in family and eventual separation? The incompatibilities can make your life even fuller – if you know how to deal with those incompatibilities in your partner. Read on...

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How to Renew Sexual Intimacy And Avoid Separation

27 March, 2015 (Consolace Counselling Services)

For most couples, the intimacy and passion dies once the honeymoon is over. For them, it is a mystery how couples enjoy active sex life decades into their marriage. Lack of sexual intimacy is one major reason for divorce. Rekindling that intimacy will help you avoid separation.

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How to Save Yourself from the Perils of Stress and Anxiety

27 February, 2015 (Consolace Counselling Services)

Excess stress can lead to health problems like High blood pressure, Heart disease, Eating problems and obesity, Indigestion, Diabetes, Asthma, Headache / migraine and Depression. Kerala school children, parents, and adults from all walks of life suffer from stress. They may not know it, but the effects of stress are affecting the quality of their lives.

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How to Bring Passion Back into Your Married Life

19 February, 2015 (Consolace Counselling Services)

If you are willing, you can bring that blissful pleasures of early days back into your marriage. You can once again feel the love, fulfilment and joys. You can say goodbye to resentments and all the distance you feel between you.

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How to save your marriage from breaking down.

02 February, 2015 (Consolace Counselling Services)

Professional help for saving your marriage from breaking down. Save your marriage and bring that spark back into your life. Overcome relationship problems – even if you have a nagging feeling that it is all over.

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