Women shouldn't expect so much from life
A psychoanalytic psychotherapist has told the Lady magazine that the recent rise in anti-depressant subscriptions for females may be lifestyle-related.
Elizabeth Meakins explained that modern women often overburden themselves with unrealistic expectations.
She noted that while anything is possible for the contemporary lady, everything is not.
This means that while women are now able to accomplish whatever they want, the problem is that they expect too much - to achieve highly in every facet of their lives.
Such high aspirations mean that women often put themselves under undue pressure, which may explain why so many are ending up mentally drained or even depressed.
"The main casualties of this culture of restless and greedy discontent are our relationships with those closest to us," Ms Meakins warned.
The expert added that there is no extra pressure on women, except what they put upon themselves with their hectic "tearing around" lifestyles.
Meanwhile, the latest edition of the Lady magazine takes a look at the practice of Morris dancing and decides whether it is actually becoming cool.
Posted by Arabella Gibson