It’s not the easiest thing to diagnose.

Derealization Disorder can be described as:

“ Detachment from one’s surroundings. Individuals experiencing derealization may report perceiving the world around them as foggy, dreamlike/surreal, or visually distorted.”

There’s a whole bunch of psychotherapy jargon to describe why Derealization (and Depersonalisation) happens. Here’s a good way to think of it: It’s…


You have a skill. Use it.

I try to write every day. Even on the days when I’m not particularly “feeling it” I knuckle-down and clatter my fingertips to the keyboard until something of some description finally happens. …


It’s not always so obvious.

I grew up in an alcohol-infused household.

There’s literally no day from my childhood and adolescence I can recall when my parents did not have a drink in their hands at some point during the day.

As with many families where alcohol is a regular presence, there was an awful…


Not everything needs to be a grand gesture.

It’s pretty safe to say most people have been having a hard time as of late.

The pandemic completely threw our social and financial structure out the window, leaving millions struggling with living standards, mental and physical health, and more.

With such difficult times, there have been a lot of…


There are ways to tell the difference.

Pornography is often a touchy subject of conversation (excuse the pun).

On the one hand, porn has provided and continues to provide countless hours of satisfying, erotic entertainment to millions across the world daily.

On the other hand, however, some fail to realize the detrimental impact porn can have on…


Don’t be afraid to be honest.

Not everyone in a relationship is thrilled with their sex life. That much is obvious.

But what might not be as obvious is just how many couples are dealing with issues between the sheets.

According to a Durex study featured on Very Well Mind, which featured married couples discussing their…


It’s a hard thing to forget and forgive.

If you’ve ever been betrayed in a relationship, you know what a gut-wrenching and life-altering moment it can be. Not just for your relationship, but your mental state as a whole.

Being cheated on plants a seed of doubt in your mind that continues to slowly sprout over time, infecting…


It’s never too late to discover something new

Not everyone can enjoy the sex life of a rockstar. But that doesn’t mean you should be denied the chance to have amazing, eye-rolling sex.

Sex means a lot of different things to different people, physically and emotionally. For someone who has been in a relationship for a long time…


Everyone feels like a fake at some point.

I’ve dealt with a pretty hefty dose of imposter syndrome for years now. And one thing I can categorically say is that 99.9% of my feelings of inadequacy are completely unfounded.

Sure, there’s always going to be somebody better than you at what you do. Sometimes you’re going to feel…


Can you get it back?

They say time heals all wounds. But time can also be a destructive force.

Those of you who have been in a long-term relationship, like me, will be well aware of the difficulties that come with maintaining a loving union for a long period.

There will undoubtedly come a point…

Jim Sullivan

Putting one word in front of the other. Mental Health, Creativity, Productivity, Relationships and more. Buy me a coffee if you like my stuff! https://ko-fi.com

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