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Bring Up Alexithymia – What does it mean to be emotionally blind

Emotions play a fundamental role in the way we conduct social interactions. How finely tuned we are to them will be the best indicator of how easy it is for us to maintain relationships. That said, there exist some people with significant handicaps when comes time to interact with others. I am specifically talking about people that display signs of alexithymia (or emotional blindness). In intense emotional situations, people affected by alexithymia are very likely to react inappropriately, since they are not able to read the situation adequately. In sum, living with someone showing signs of alexithymia could prove itself difficult. We first have to realize that emotions are very complicated. It takes years of training and practice to succeed in differentiating them. In the incapacity to differentiate, we have to compensate with all means necessary. In dealing with my fiancé, I’ve discovered that two-way communication had always succeeded in filling the gap left by his emotional blindness. Read to learn about this emotional journey, navigating around alexithymia.

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Bring Up Fibromyalgia – When pain becomes an everyday occurence

If we try to simplify things as much as possible, we can say that pain is just a seriously uncomfortable event. We can even conclude that pain can, at the very least, be stopped once the triggering agent has been dealt with. Now, what if I tell you that there exist some people that experience pain from, what seems like, unknowable triggers. Would you believe me? I surely wouldn’t. Except that, in recent years, I have developed a chronic pain disorder that made me question my belief. One of the most well-known chronic pain disorders is fibromyalgia. Even though there are currently handfuls of studies exploring the possible cause behind this disorder, still none can explain its nature. There are, as of yet, no apparent triggers but only hypotheses. The only thing possible is to live our lives as best we can and manage the pain that will inevitably occur. Read this article to learn more about chronic pain disorders and my experience with one of them.

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Bring Up The Beginning – How it all started

What is ”growing up”? What makes for maturity? Different people might have very different answers to those questions. Some might have a more physiological view and claim that growing up is the same as aging. Or some might even have a more philosophical approach and think that growing up is the unavoidable outcome produced by looking deeply into one’s true self. It really doesn’t matter what the view is, in all views, I see one common denominator, which is the accumulation of experience. I could have just described the latter as life when I think about it. By the process of growing up, we go through ups and downs and everything in between. All those experiences begin somewhere, whether it’s our birth or our first day of school. Without beginnings we cannot be, so dive into this article to see a glimpse at the person I was, I am and that I’m trying to become. Maybe you’ll find out at the end that I am no different than you.

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