How to Stay Just Friends

What does “just friends” mean?

Basically, we’re talking about a relationship without any sexual intimacy.

A platonic friendship specifically refers to a friendship between two people who could, in theory, feel attracted to each other. Usually, this refers to opposite-sex relationships, but can just as easily apply to same-sex relationships depending on the circumstances of the people involved.

Friendships are important

We seek friends and companions for very distinct psychological, social and emotional reasons.  Social support from friends has significant, … Read the rest

Know Your Partner’s Attachment Style

If you have ever seen the show “F.R.I.E.N.D.S.”, you might have noticed how six different individuals find comfort and become a part of each other’s lives so easily. They not only share their feelings but seek support and warmth in each other’s presence, along with learning the ways of friendships and relationships. Real life too imitates this, and it is easily noticeable in your very own interactions you have with others and the bonds that you make. We express feelings … Read the rest

Worrying about everything and nothing? What does an anxiety disorder really feel like?

Consider this scenario: you have a major presentation at work, your boss is counting on you to do a good job, yet you are filled with feelings of apprehension, concern and worry. You can’t stop thinking about the potential worse-case scenarios. What if you forget everything important? What if you get tongue-tied and can’t speak? What if people laugh at you?

These emotions are completely normal. We all go through stressful situations throughout our lives — it might be the … Read the rest

How to comfort someone over a text?

How do you comfort and support a friend that is going through a tough time? When a friend or someone you love needs emotional support and reassurance it can be difficult to know where to start and how best to communicate. 

People seldom know what they want or need when they are in the middle of a difficult situation. 

You want them to know that you are there for them if they need you, but you may find yourself hesitating … Read the rest

Why do I want to feel sad?

Is that a question that bothers you often? You wonder at times why is it so difficult for you to choose happiness? Is happiness a choice? If happiness is a choice, is it possible that my sadness is also my choice? Am I choosing to be sad?

If you are struggling to find answers to any of these questions, maybe this article is for you.

Let us start by understanding….What is Sadness?

The simplest way to understand sadness is to … Read the rest

Why do I feel uneasy in my relationship? Is it me or my relationship anxiety?

There is nothing more frustrating than not being able to properly express yourself in a relationship, be it romantic or other. This could be due to feelings of anxiety and constant worrying about the littlest of problems. Questions such as ‘Do they still love me?’, ‘Will they leave me?’, ‘Am I being too much?’ might come in waves and leave you feeling insecure and anxious. But you are not alone in feeling this way. … Read the rest