Abuse

How Optimistic Women Stay Trapped In Unhealthy Relationships

Optimistic women blindly hope that their toxic relationship will become perfect one day. Optimism makes it difficult for them to leave the relationship.

Are Narcissists Predictable? The Playbook They Use To Manipulate You

So do narcissists really have a “playbook” used to manipulate you?

Changing Codependent Dynamics in Abusive Relationships

Codependents’ reactive role amplifies their focus on their partner, while they hide who they are. They increasingly try to control the uncontrollable, sacrifice themselves, and try harder to please and be accepted.

How Can You Be Vulnerable As An Adult When You Were Never Safe As A Child?

Do you find being vulnerable very difficult as an adult, due to a lot of unsaid trauma, abuse, and victimization in your childhood?

Toxic Relationship

How Optimistic Women Stay Trapped In Unhealthy Relationships

Optimistic women blindly hope that their toxic relationship will become perfect one day. Optimism makes it difficult for them to leave the relationship.

5 Quotes to Strengthen Boundaries Against Toxic People

Without strong boundaries in place (which come from speaking our truth and saying No consistently) we are an easy target to be taken advantage of. 

6 Toxic Relationship Moves That Most People Overlook

If your relationship involves the following behaviors, you might love a toxic person.

3 Covert Signs You’re in A Toxic Relationship

Even subtle changes in body language and tone can convey a negative message like, “I just don’t want to deal with you right now” or “You’re being ridiculous” or “You’re overreacting.” The result is the invalidation of the other person’s feelings.

Codependency

Changing Codependent Dynamics in Abusive Relationships

Codependents’ reactive role amplifies their focus on their partner, while they hide who they are. They increasingly try to control the uncontrollable, sacrifice themselves, and try harder to please and be accepted.

Detaching: How To Let Go with Love

Detaching is a way of separating the unhealthy emotional glue that keeps us fused in a codependent relationship.

Narcissists And The Codependency Dance

The world of psychology uses “the codependency dance” to describe the intimate relationship between two very broken, dysfunctional, opposing, but balanced people: the fixer and the people-pleaser (the codependent), and the controller and taker (the narcissist).

Codependency in Toxic Relationships: Symptoms, Signs and How To Recover

Codependency can be an unhealthy side-effect of a toxic relationship with a narcissist.

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22 Stages of Relationship Between An Empath and A Narcissist

When it comes to relationships, a relationship between an empath and a narcissist is way more common than you would believe. Unfortunately. 

What Is Post-Narcissist Stress Disorder (PNSD)? and its 3 Major Symptoms

People who have once shared their life with a narcissist may go through corresponding occurrences resembling the symptoms of PTSD.

The Narcissistic Family Tree

The narcissistic family hides profound pain. Such families tend to operate according to an unspoken set of rules.

4 Mentally Damaging Things We Say To Kids All The Time

4 harmful phrases kids hear far too often. These seemingly harmless words might affect a child's psychological development far into his adult life.

7 Common Manipulative Phrases and How To Shut Them Down

There are some common lines of thinking that manipulators like to exploit to get their way. Thankfully, all of them are easily shut down with common sense.

Narcissist

Are Narcissists Predictable? The Playbook They Use To Manipulate You

So do narcissists really have a “playbook” used to manipulate you?

Difference Between Borderline Personality Disorder and Narcissistic Personality Disorder

What is the difference between borderline personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder? And what childhood factors cause one vs. the other to develop?

Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers: Why They Are Never Good Enough

Daughters of narcissist mothers try hard to gain their mother’s love and approval. But, are never able to please her. Here's why

Attachment

How You Can Let Go When Your Partner Refuses To Change

Have you ever felt very frustrated in your relationship because your partner refuses to change their bad habits and problematic behavior?

Letting Go Of Someone You Love After Infidelity

Are you wondering how to let go of someone you love after infidelity after that certain someone has had an affair?

Detaching: How To Let Go with Love

Detaching is a way of separating the unhealthy emotional glue that keeps us fused in a codependent relationship.

Why Letting Go Is Not Always A Bad Thing

Letting go of someone you love is the bravest thing one can do

Depression

5 Myths About Depression That Should Be Done Away With Immediately

As long as misconceptions about mental illness persist, so too will stigma.

5 Ways to Keep Your Relationship Strong When You Are Depressed

Can it be challenging to keep your relationship strong when you are depressed? Absolutely yes! I know because I have been there.

How Smartphones and Social Comparison are Making Us Unhappy?

Your smartphone propels social comparison that could be making you miserable and is causing the rise of mental health problems in young Americans.

5 Things You Should Do If You Feel Depressed In The Morning

Waking up and feeling depressed is a horrible thing. It messes with the rest of our day and makes us miss out on a whole lot of living. So, what do you do if you are feeling depressed in the morning?

Trauma

PTSD: 4 Surprising Lessons From a Recent Research

How PTSD Symptoms Differ Depending On How Someone Was Traumatized?

The Reason Emotional Trauma Doesn’t Heal and How to Overcome It

Unhealed emotional trauma is usually not the result of a past event, nor another person’s abusive actions, but, rather, the result of what we do to ourselves on a daily basis.

5 Ways To Help Someone Who Is Dealing With Loss

Is a loved one dealing with loss? Here are some ways you can show your support and help your loved one in making the grieving process less painful.

The Truth About Victimhood That Can Heal and Set You Free

The truth about victimhood cannot only heal you, but it can also set you free!

Mental Health

5 Myths About Depression That Should Be Done Away With Immediately

As long as misconceptions about mental illness persist, so too will stigma.

Breaking Free Of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Are you someone who suffers from OCD or Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and you are trying very hard to tackle this for a long time?

Can Autistic People Make Great Social Partners?

Can autistic people make great social partners or romantic partners?

The Healing Power Of Dance: How Dance Strengthens Our Mind, Body & Spirit

The healing power of dance can not only enlighten our soul, but improve our overall physical and mental well being. Here's why you need to get grooving.

Addiction

10 Pointers For Fighting The Stigma Of Substance Abuse

Do you know anyone who suffers from a substance abuse problem? Do you agree with the fact that it is important to fight the stigma of substance abuse?

4 Harmful Impacts Of Substance Abuse On Adolescent Mental Health

How substance abuse contributes to deteriorating mental health among adolescents.

What is Emotional Eating and 7 Expert Ways To Combat It

Do you feel like munching on something all the time? Are you eating to hide your emotions? If food is your go-to solution whenever you feel upset, then you may be engaging in emotional eating.

The Essential Five-Step Guide To Detoxify From A Love Addiction

The Essential Five-Step Guide To Detoxify From A Love Addiction