Articles, Mental health, Narcissism, Relationships

There are two types of narcissistic parents you should know about

If you watched the Swedish movie Autumn Sonata, you probably know that one of its themes is ‘narcissistic parents’. If you didn’t watch it, I can write a short summary for you. Charlotte (played by Ingrid Bergman) is a worldwide famous pianist who decides to drop by her daughter’s home in Sweden after a tour abroad. Her daughter, Eva is married…

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photo of a street in the night symbol of the seasonal depression during the Finnish winter
Anxiety, Anxiety, Articles, Mental health

9 ways to beat seasonal depression in Finland (or abroad)

You think you might have seasonal depression (SAD) in Toronto, Canada or Minneapolis, Minnesota. In both cities, the winter can get so cold, that your bones might just start freezing too. Just a trip to the supermarket requires you to throw so many clothes on that, by the time you’re out, you’re already sweating. In Espoo, Finland, it can get -20 in January. But in…

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Christmas dinner table with a book on a plate
Mental health, Narcissism, Relationships

4 ways to survive Christmas with your narcissistic parents

Is that time of the year. When you go home for Christmas to your narcissistic parents and they ask you even before unpacking or taking off your coat if you brought them any presents. Or they criticize your new haircut. You get worked up inside wondering why can’t they say ‘Hello’ first and be normal like other parents. You’re wondering…

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