Clinical psychology defines a phobia as a persistent and usually irrational fear of a specific object or scenario, often disproportional to the actual danger posed. People will go to great lengths to avoid their phobias, but when an encounter is unavoidable, sufferers typically endure the event with acute distress.
Some phobias are very common. For example, many people exhibit a fear of heights or a fear of small enclosed spaces. Other phobias though, might be a bit more….err….”unique.”
Stockholm syndrome describes a psychological phenomenon wherein captives who have no control over their fate and are who are experiencing intense fear of physical harm, develop sympathetic and supportive feelings toward their captors. Continue reading “What is Stockholm Syndrome?” »
The majority of us have been there…stuck in a rut, so to speak, in a relationship that has lost its luster. Sure, you’re still in love, but there’s just something missing when it comes to the sexual side of things. You’re in luck though, as we’ve compiled a few tips and tricks for improving your love life and adding that sparkle back into that well-aged relationship.
Tip #1 – Nights out on the town = spicier nights in the bedroom.
Getting out of the house can bring a little bit of spice back into your love life. This is due to the fact that, while in our homes, we are surrounded by and constantly reminded of the everyday things in life. When trying to make passionate love there, you might tend to think of other matters: did I pay the electric bill or wouldn’t this room look great in red? Allowing yourself to be in the moment is a key element in being truly intimate with someone. When your mind wanders, so will your intimacy. Continue reading “5 Tips for Improving Your Love Life” »