Monthly Archives: February 2014
As someone who has both depression and anxiety, there are some things that people say to me that make me want to scream. It’s not their fault that they don’t understand how I feel, and I honestly hope they never do. The problem is that there are a lot of people out there who have depression, and just as many people who have no idea how to talk to someone with depression. To help those of you who are lucky to not suffer like the rest of us, here is a list of phrases to avoid and alternate suggestions to help.
Everyone has bad days. – This is at the top of my “never say this to me” list. Why? Because as someone who suffers daily from depression and anxiety, I don’t have random bad days. It’s actually easier for me to count my good days than my bad ones…
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I hope men wake up and start doing a least a few things off of the list of 8.
The more women I talk to, the more I realize that the gentleman is a rare breed. The mission of the New Chivalry Movement is to bring men (and women) together who strive to be the best versions of themselves and love and respect those around them.
As the gentleman has become less prominent, so have the respectful acts that define him.
Here are 8 acts of chivalry we often overlook and should work to bring back.
Giving up your seat.
Whether on a bus or on a crowded subway, giving up your seat to another is a rare but great sign of respect. I always cringe a bit when I see a woman or elderly person forced to stand while young men remain distracted by their phones. It all comes down to being aware of your surroundings and acting accordingly.
Only one in seven men will offer their seat…
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