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Post pandemic poly problems

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I specialize in non-monogamous relationships. One thing has popped up repeatedly in the last few months, is what I call the post pandemic poly problem. It goes something like this: The couple started dating pre-pandemic and had a lot of fun. One of them was very clear about their polyamorous stance and the other one […]

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Learnings from being a misfit

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For the longest time and way past my teenage years, I felt like a misfit. While this is a complex emotional topic and it took some self-development to overcome, I also felt like I didn’t fit because I was struggling to find my place in the universe. With every good and bad decision, I came […]

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Gemeinsam statt Einsam: Woche der seelischen Gesundheit

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Die Berliner Woche der seelischen Gesundheit hat sich in diesem Jahr das schöne Thema „Gemeinsam statt Einsam“ gesetzt. Mit einem bunten Programm laden verschiedene Initiativen zu einem Tag der offenen Tür ein. Auch in unserer Praxis bieten wir ein vielseitiges Programm. Ich freue mich schon darauf, die Arbeit meiner Kolleg*innen aus einem neuen Winkel kennen […]

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Delayed gratification

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“We’re not usually trying to be happy, we’re trying to avoid unhappiness”  Sure, avoiding unhappiness is not the same as striving for happiness (or fulfillment), yet our day to day lives are structured more around avoiding unhappiness and pain than around fulfillment. This is also because we tend to seek instant gratification over long-term goals, […]

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We have a fixed level of happiness

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To make it short: The bigger share of our happiness is a given, according to the set-point-theory in happiness research, also known as the hedonic treadmill. This observation was first made in 1978 by researchers looking into the development of people’s life satisfaction after events like winning the lottery or having a major accident and […]