“Lots of people are still very worried about catching COVID and are spending a lot of time at home. Even young people remain isolated and don't really know what they should do with their time,” says Michaela Fischer.
“Digitisation, working from home and a high workload put a lot of people, particularly single parents, under extreme time pressure,” explains Martina Hubner.
When the topic of marriage comes up in relationships, it is entirely possible for the couple to have completely different opinions. One of the two wants to get married, the other doesn’t. Stalemate?
“Pressure on women has been increasing over time. Growing and changing ideals of beauty and body shape in women have been observed since the 1980s" says Karin Macke.
Since reporting on the war in Ukraine started, Sonja Mille has noticed that people who experienced similar events are often reminded of previous experiences. This includes those who were driven out of former Yugoslavia and people who have fled the war in Syria.
Times like these are particularly difficult for lots of people, particularly those who are already stressed or react in a very sensitive way.
Mobile phones are common topics in counseling, particularly with issues relating to jealousy, attention or spending time together as a couple.
Impulse control disorders, outbursts of rage, heart attacks, digestive disorders – these and numerous other symptoms may occur as a result of mental overload being ignored.
When married couples no longer feel that a marriage is right for them and they think about divorce, they often feel that their circumstances make it impossible to get divorced.
People who are more turned in on themselves, who are quieter, stand in the background and don’t elbow others out of the way to get through are generally referred to as introverted.
In her counseling sessions, Silke Dorfer regularly deals with people who are grieving the death of a loved one. Often, it’s someone very close to them with whom they had planned and built a life together.
We are generally scared of what we don’t know, and this causes us to reject it. This process is anchored deep in the human psyche and as a result is difficult to avoid.
Threats, humiliation, insults – sometimes even sleep deprivation. Experts put all of these in the category of psychological violence against another person.
There is a kind of forced dependence between stepparents and stepchildren – you should be able to get along with one another even if you don’t like one another at the start.
Family, clothes, inadequate language skills, changes in behaviour, posts on social networks – these are some of the many reasons that could cause people to gossip about others.
Some of the worst news a pregnant woman can get: something is wrong with your child. It’s a shock that needs to be overcome and that you need to deal with.
Ignorance, a feeling of shame or incorrect information from sources that were not carefully selected – these are the obstacles that come up time and time again when it comes to talking about contraception with young people.
The Family Guide contains compact and understandable explanations for (expectant) mothers and fathers of the support measures and services provided for families by the state.
It is not just values like the wellbeing of children and partnerships that are important for a successful family policy, but a thorough, scientific discussion of the topic of family is needed too.
To be able to manage the balance between family life and work, circumstances need to be created in which the family needs and the requirements of day-to-day working life are able to be reconciled as well as possible.