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Self-esteem, a source of emotional independence

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Anne-France Huret, a psychologist who specialises in family and couple therapy, has some words of advice on making the transition from emotional dependence on the object of your affections (the intense “us” experienced at the start) to emotional independence; the “me / myself / I” which is more fulfilling in the long term. It’s a process with several stages, but working on your self-esteem is the most important of these….

The thrill of metamorphosis – dependence on cosmetic surgery

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Models who show off their ultra-slim figures on the catwalks of Fashion Weeks, the war waged by cosmetics manufacturers and their miracle products, the bikini manoeuvres joyously recommenced every year by the media, and so on. In a society where looks are more important than personality, it’s clear that cosmetic surgery still has a great future, to the point where a new concept has emerged in recent years – cosmetic…

Preventing Addiction with Family Love and Friendship

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The importance of family love in preventing addiction is often greatly underestimated. The support of a loving family and true friends can have a significant impact in preventing addictions. While this is a difficult premise to prove, the story of author Valerie David offers some credence to it. Valerie did not suffer from any specific addiction, but she did suffer from very low self-esteem. Her mother, who had persistently assured…

Love and suffering – Is it right to chase?

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In France, there’s a well-known proverb about playing hard to get. “Suis-moi je te fuis, fuis-moi je te suis” means, more or less, “chase me and I’ll run, but if you run from me I’ll follow you”. We all know the concept, but is that really what we want? There are books which tell you how to attract anybody effortlessly. I remember one book that claimed to have the key….