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Monday 25 December, 2017

Column: How to cope with toxic family members during Christmas
# Dysfunctional Family
# Dysfunctional Family

Column: How to cope with toxic family members during Christmas

Dec 25th 2017, 8:15 PM 58,483 Views 43 Comments

Christmas can be a time of great dread when families are dysfunctional, writes Karl Melvin.

Thursday 22 December, 2016

Karl Melvin: 'How to survive your family if things are more toxic than festive'
# Family Therapy
# Family Therapy

Karl Melvin: 'How to survive your family if things are more toxic than festive'

Dec 22nd 2016, 8:00 AM 545 Views 5 Comments

Spending Christmas together doesn’t have to be a recipe for stress, feuds and rows, writes Karl Melvin.

Sunday 10 April, 2016

Men's health: Feel a mid-life crisis coming on? It's time for an action plan
# Opinion
# Opinion

Men's health: Feel a mid-life crisis coming on? It's time for an action plan

Apr 10th 2016, 8:00 AM 2,204 Views 30 Comments

Many men struggle to cope with the challenges presented by middle age, writes psychotherapist Karl Melvin.

Sunday 3 January, 2016

All or Nothing: Here's how to avoid sabotaging your fitness goals
# Column
# Column

All or Nothing: Here's how to avoid sabotaging your fitness goals

Jan 3rd 2016, 7:00 PM 120 Views 13 Comments

One moment of weakness after lunch or a bad sleep the night before and it’s sofa-central. Here’s how to stay on track.

Friday 1 January, 2016

I have bad days like everyone else, but this is what helped with my depression
# Opinion
# Opinion

I have bad days like everyone else, but this is what helped with my depression

Jan 1st 2016, 5:30 PM 1,560 Views 22 Comments

I was alone, no one could pull me out and I wasn’t strong enough to climb out myself, writes Karl Melvin.

Saturday 26 December, 2015

Been asked to every social event over Christmas? Why is it so difficult to just say no?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Been asked to every social event over Christmas? Why is it so difficult to just say no?

Dec 26th 2015, 7:30 PM 49 Views 7 Comments

Do you feel obliged to say yes to everything? You might need to learn to set boundaries, writes Karl Melvin.

Friday 27 November, 2015

Relationship breakdowns: 11 tips on helping your children cope
# Column
# Column

Relationship breakdowns: 11 tips on helping your children cope

Nov 27th 2015, 8:00 AM 90,983 Views 15 Comments

Relationships end and marriages fail, but the collateral damage can be controlled, Karl Melvin writes.

Monday 21 September, 2015

Have a problem controlling your anger? Here are tips to keep it in check
# Opinion
# Opinion

Have a problem controlling your anger? Here are tips to keep it in check

Sep 21st 2015, 4:30 PM 6,107 Views 35 Comments

Unable to express my feelings in a healthy way, I repressed the emotions and bottled them up until the next trigger emerged, writes psychotherapist Karl Melvin, who has tips to help keep yours under control.