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Superwoman syndrome: How trying to live up to an unachievable ideal can lead to mental health issues

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I'm sure you know a superwoman. Perhaps you are one. You're striving to be the brilliant business exec, the caring wife, the mom who never misses a cricket match, the endlessly understanding friend and the most charming host…and you're probably utterly exhausted.

No one person can be all these things, all the time. It’s hard enough being good at everything, never mind being perfect at everything. As women, we put ourselves under way too much pressure.

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