Anger can quickly boil over in the heat of the moment and be expressed as loud shouting or aggressive behaviour. The individual handling of acute, negative feelings like these depends on the respective personality, upbringing experienced and social environment.
There are situations and phases in life that lead to fears, negative thoughts and stress. These could be major issues such as separating from a partner, getting older, losing your job or being diagnosed with a disease, but it can also be seemingly insignificant things like arguing with a friend or losing your car key.
The current high levels of inflation and resulting rise in living costs are leading to existential fear among many people. They are worried that they will no longer be able to get by with the money they have.
It can be difficult to find your inner centre again after major calamities or other major challenges. It’s important to recognise that everyone is different and needs an individual strategy
Mutual harm can occur over longer periods of time within a relationships, and they are then increasingly referred to as toxic. But what does that really mean?
Management in the household and family – thinking, planning, organising and actually achieving what you had planned – takes even more effort when there are children in the mix. These thousand-item-long to-do lists known as the mental load primarily fall on the women.
Lots has been written and discussed about the menopause in women – the time of hormonal changes leading up to the end of menstruation. Only a small number of people know that there is a change in men at around the same age.
Identity crises or existential crises can occur at various stages of life. They could be triggered by specific events such as retirement or bereavement, but they could also just happen without any rhyme or reason.
Financially challenging times are coming for many families. It’s a hard nut that needs to be cracked together.
Probably the worst thing that can happen to a family is a fatal disease being diagnosed in a family member. Elisabeth Ofner is a psychosocial counsellor and her family experienced exactly that. Her daughter only lived to the age of 23 because of a fatal disease.
‘Menopause’ is the term used to describe the transition to a phase of life in which a woman is no longer fertile and can therefore no longer become pregnant. Lots of women suffer as a result.
The pandemic, the war in Ukraine and inflation are creating a general sense of crisis that is depressing lots of people. Anyone who is also affected by a personal difficulty can experience strain so significant that their individual tried and tested coping strategies are no longer enough, at least for the moment.
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.
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.