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  • How to be Assertive
    How to be Assertive

    As you know, being assertive is a skill that we all require in varying degrees. It seems straightforward enough, but when it comes to implementing it in practical ways, we struggle. Learn how to be assertive, especially if you tend to be passive aggressive.

  • Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: Building Real Relationships?
    Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: Building Real Relationships?

    Have you ever felt that you are more comfortable chatting with people online instead of in person? Do you keep on checking your social media profiles? Has social media become your most important way of communicating in your personal life? If any of the above is your story, then this article might be for you.

  • Helping a Friend or Loved One Cope with the Effects of Molestation - An Expert Column
    Helping a Friend or Loved One Cope with the Effects of Molestation - An Expert Column

    Recently, incidents of women being harassed or molested on the street have been making headlines. This has sparked anger, horror as well as much debate around the country. So what can you do to help if someone you know is a victim of molestation? Since this is a sensitive situation which leaves many of us at a loss for words, here are some helpful tips.

  • Coming Out To Your Loved Ones
    Coming Out To Your Loved Ones

    Coming out to your friends and/or family is a big decision as it means you have accepted your orientation and are now ready to share this with those closest to you. Keeping in mind that this must be a sensitive decision, here are some points that might help you plan for the discussion.

  • 9 Ways to Beat Loneliness
    9 Ways to Beat Loneliness

    Extreme feelings of loneliness can be debilitating. However, there are many steps which one can take to overcome these feelings.

  • LGBT - Responding to your loved one
    LGBT - Responding to your loved one

    In recent times, homosexuality has become more open and been gaining more acceptance. However hearing that a family member is gay, can still be a difficult experience, for both the family and the one opening up.

  • Adult Sibling Relationships
    Adult Sibling Relationships

    We live at such a frenzied pace that sometimes we have time only for our work and barely manage to squeeze our family into our daily schedule. Here are a few suggestions to enhance your relationship with your siblings.

  • Caring for Aging Parents
    Caring for Aging Parents

    Life comes a full circle and before we know it we find the roles reversed! We become caretakers of our parents and, at least in India, most of us give a lot of thought to this responsibility. While earlier with joint families and single income households, caring for the elders was not a big issue, now with the dynamics of families rapidly changing, there are a few challenges.

  • What to Avoid while Communicating
    What to Avoid while Communicating

    It was found that while conflict by itself may not be destructive to a relationship, certain communication patterns repeated and intensified over time could spell the deathblow to the relationship. Find out if you are the victim of any pattern and improve it now.

  • Learning the Art of Assertiveness
    Learning the Art of Assertiveness

    To be able to say no when you want to, you first have to recognise that you also have personal needs that have to be met. It's also necessary to remember that you can't always please everyone. Try the following steps to learn when and how to say No comfortably.

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