independence

Being a Financially Dependent Adult

Whether we like it or not, money is a really important part of life. The world of finances has become more complex with globalization. Plus, purchasing power is much lower now than it was some decades ago. Economic crises happen. That’s…

When “I Should…” Controls Our Lives

Let it all go – all of the shoulda coulda woulda psychological tyranny. It trips us up, getting in the way of our happiness. These thoughts come up in those automatic conversations we have with ourselves, where we tell ourselves to stay…

7 Signs to Detect a Toxic Marriage

A marriage becomes toxic when at least one of the members lacks happiness. Discomfort becomes routine and an emotionally healthy connection is impossible. The line between a toxic marriage and one that is problematic is very thin. Because of this, we…

7 Strategies to Deal with Empty Nest Syndrome

Children are a source of satisfaction, and also worry. When they leave home, parents can suffer from what is known as “empty nest syndrome.” Empty nest syndrome refers to a combination of loneliness, sadness, and melancholy that mix with a feeling…

Traits of a Good Travel Buddy

Going on a trip is a wonderful experience in almost any circumstance. Alone or with company, with money or without, near or far. When you travel, you interrupt your routine and you experience something new. It’s like putting your heart into…

What’s Behind Emotional Dependence?

We are all dependent from the moment our lives begin. In our mother’s womb and the first time we cry. When we fall for the first time and in our first encounters with unknown worlds. We are practically and emotionally dependent.…

When Being Yourself Means Disappointing Family

Sometimes being yourself means disappointing family. At times it is practically required in order to be free. To reaffirm ourselves as people, as individuals, deserving of our happiness and authors of our own independence. Questioning or breaking family expectations is a…