Photo by nghia nguyen on Unsplash No one starts out with dating thinking I would really like a mediocre love. I’ve literally never heard anyone articulate that their dream is just to settle for someone and then stick by their side whether they like it or not forever and ever amen. That’s just not how it works. Most of us hope for an epic love. The … Continue reading A Road Map to the Relationship You Don’t Think Exists
Have you ever wondered why a toxic ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend reached out to you after a break-up to try and remain friends? Why someone who clearly did not value you during your relationship together seemed to show renewed interest only after things ended? While there can be many reasons why an ex-partner reaches out, those who have been involved with emotionally abusive narcissists can feel … Continue reading Research Finds That Narcissists Try To Remain Friends With Their Exes For Darker Reasons
When should we keep a secret? What are the risks? “You’re only as sick as your secrets” goes a saying in Alcoholics Anonymous. And they should know: one of the hallmarks of alcoholism—of any addiction, really—is deception. Addicts deceive others to cover up their addiction and themselves to deny they have one. Which may explain why most of the sober alcoholics I know are so … Continue reading The Danger of Keeping Secrets
Emotional abuse, verbal abuse, and domestic violence are on the rise, especially among young people. The risk of falling into an abusive relationship is greater than ever. Continue reading Are You Dating an Abuser?