Choosing a university course. Do parents know best?

Choosing a university course. Do parents know best?

Choosing a course to study at university is a big decision these days.  Especially now the fees are so high and jobs are not so easy to find.  Some teenagers are very clear about what they want to study.  They know what they love and they can already see themselves as a teacher, an engineer or a doctor.  For others it is quite confusing. Most parents mean well in trying to help but it is important to let your teenager follow their own dreams and aspirations. Recently I have been hearing a similar story in my therapy room. “I listened…

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Is it ok to be a people pleaser?

Is it ok to be a people pleaser?

I was recently talking to a friend about her relationship with her husband.  She said she knows how to keep him sweet.  She praises him (even when she’s angry).  She doesn’t ask him to help her in the house because she knows that upsets him.  When he does things that she does not agree with she keeps her mouth shut.  She does not want to rock the boat by  upsetting him.  I asked her why?  What stops her from being honest and this is what she told me. “I want a quiet life.   I let things go because I…

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When you are unsure of what to do

What to do.  Where to go.  Shall I or shan’t I? Do you have trouble making decisions in life?   How long do you procrastinate before you take action? There are times in everyone’s life when we may be at a crossroads and not sure which direction to go in.  Quite often we know what may lie ahead on each path but yet still we hesitate to go forward.   Life is a constant journey of change and every day will bring new challenges but there are times when we need to make more lasting changes.  This could be connected…

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