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"Happy Father's Day Mum"....an alternative message

Father's Day isn't always a time of happy childhood memories and for some, they may be tinged with sadness, anger, betrayal, empty promises and feelings of neglect; linked to more covert forms of emotional abuse that are hard to forget and sometimes, impossible to forgive. When either parent appears consistently disinterested, fault-finding, bored, has "better things to do", doesn't care, doesn't listen, breaks promises, walks out, abandons or fails in their duty of care in other ways, a child may eventually reach adulthood and decide to sever the relationship completely, or dilute it by distance so it becomes more bearable. This is rarely an easy process and on Father's Day especially, the

Anxiety Support.... Pushing vs. Encouragement

Anxiety disorders are when negative thinking patterns build into further anxiety and eventual panic and although it's not a physical condition in itself, symptoms are often similar to a range of other illnesses.... chest pain, palpitations, nausea, dizziness, irritable bowel and/or skin conditions. Friends and family may not always recognise situations which trigger "anxiety attacks" or, may downplay them by not telling you what you feel you need to know beforehand.... in the belief it will make things easier. It’s important however for friends and family to explain things clearly, answer any questions you may have and recognise that you are already trying to manage potential triggers....

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