Even if you’re as cool as a cucumber, there’ll always be somebody to test your patience! Whether they’re criticising you, belittling you, or simply ignoring you, people can be challenging. So, what is the best way to deal with difficult people? Well, contrary to popular belief, the best way to deal with challenging people is to embrace them. After all, denying your problems only gives them more power. That said, it’s ...

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The story is quite simple: after a long wait, you think you’ve finally met someone interesting. You’ve had an amazing first date and it feels as though you’ve known each other for a long time. You’re both able to open up and talk about the things that interest you: your achievements, failures and life goals, and you listen attentively to what your date has to say. It just feels right. Inside ...

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We cherish the people closest to us, so it seems strange that we’d try to hurt them. So, why do we hurt the ones we love? Often, it’s because we’re scared of losing them. Our bad behaviour is a desperate attempt to try and reconnect with them. But bad behaviour doesn’t forge connections; it weakens them. To satisfy our need for connection, we should practise vulnerability instead. Being vulnerable allows us ...

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