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Winter 2018 Edition


For Your Information


BETTER COMMUNICATION FOR COUPLES

Couples who stay together – and stay happy – use positive communication skills. Practice these positive techniques in conversation with your partner:

  • Show genuine interest in your partner
  • Take turns talking
  • Communicate understanding of your partner’s problem
  • Validate your partner’s emotions
  • Show affection
  • Don’t give your partner unsolicited advice

BETTER SLEEP TIPS

  • Lie on your back in bed and relax each muscle of your body
  • Visualize various parts of your body relaxing
  • Concentrate on doing some deep breathing as you lie in bed

MEN AND DEPRESSION

According to the latest medical research, men who are depressed may not exhibit the mixture of sadness, guilt or withdrawal that dominates diagnostic descriptions for depression. Instead, say mental health professionals, signs indicating depression in men may include behaviors such as: chronic anger, behaving recklessly, drinking heavily or using drugs, driving fast or seeking out confrontation. If you need help, see your doctor and ask to be examined for depression.

 
   
 

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