Best friend forever (plural: best friends forever): A person who is an especially close and trusted friend over a long time period. other definitions: 1) Used by someone to make you feel special, when really they have 50 best friends. 2) Used to obtain food, emotional support, financial support etc... 3) Used to sustain genuine strong friendships. “You are... Continue Reading →
The damsel-in-distress, persecuted maiden, or princess in jeopardy is a classic theme in world literature, art, film and video games, most notably in the most action-packed. It implies a young woman in trouble (with the implication that the woman needs to be rescued, as by a prince in a fairy tale). "She makes a rather... Continue Reading →
There was a young man, that I met with through mutual friends in college who has been asking me out. I considered him an acquaintance — an acquaintance I had become increasingly unfond of. He has asked me out to lunch/dinner, and it has not been easy to say no. He asks things like, are... Continue Reading →
And if you don't love me now You will never love me again I can still hear you saying You would never break the chain (Never break the chain) - The Chain by Fleetwood Mac (Remastered 2004) Over the past few days I watched both parts of Guardians of The Galaxy, Vol. 1 & 2... Continue Reading →
Harry eases into his couch with a bag of Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans after a long day of Quidditch practice. He opens his diary and starts to scribble to himself. What does it mean to be nice and likable? Have you really thought about where these concepts of 'good' and 'evil' came from? "We've... Continue Reading →
Baby, come-a back-a, come a-back, come-a back To the lips a wanna kiss you! Baby, come-a back-a, come a-back, come-a back To the heart that learned to miss you! You never shoulda gone away, You never shoulda gone away. - 'Baby Come-A Back-A' by The Chordettes. Have any of you seen Marvelous Mrs. Maisel? The... Continue Reading →
All of us know the impact our parents have on us. More often than not, their needs become our needs, their insecurities become our insecurities and their baggage becomes our baggage. In this whirlwind of emotions, it is easy to forget that parents themselves have learned these behaviors and are empathic human beings who may be willing to unlearn it for the sake of their children.
Recently I have met a Professor of Psychotherapy, a Consultant Psychiatrist and a GP – all parents of children lost to mental illnesses. Here’s what one mum says:
“Whenever I have seen a therapist, they have gone straight to my childhood, my up-bringing, my parents and their parents. All my behaviours and feelings seem to be explained and understood based on their behaviours, however ‘normal’, for their times. I am encouraged to think of all the ways in which they could have directly or indirectly damaged me.
By that principle, all of my child’s behaviours and feelings should be explained and understood based on the behaviours of his parents. Half of them is me. I agree. I must be part of the problem. My profession is perceived as a bigger problem. ‘High achieving Asian’ parents are assumed to put a lot of pressure on their children. So much so, the…
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*And, oops, my heart went oops It went into a spin of loop-di-loops You must've thought me kin to nincompoops The silly way I acted* - Oops! by Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong Cute, but annoying friend at school: "Dudeeee... Your fly is open!" I look down, panic, and get up to run to the bathroom... Continue Reading →
It starts in my soul, and I lose all control When you kiss my nose, the feelin' shows 'Cause you make me smile, baby, just take your time now Holdin' me tight, wherever you go - Bubbly, Colbie Caillat All of us have grown up with the concept of the one- the one person we... Continue Reading →
"You should come visit" -NJ Me -"I'd love to but I'm so stressed right now. Plus I'm traveling to India!" "You should totally come visit" -NJ (after a few weeks) Me -"Uh, I don't know.. I have end sems and I'm traveling to my parents for vacation :/" "Dude! You need to come visit" -... Continue Reading →