We all have that friend… you know the one. Every time they say they’re dating someone new, you cringe. You dread meeting their new beau, because their partners are always rude, mean, obnoxious, full of themselves, or even abusive. And hey, that friend might even be you. So what gives? Why can’t this person see thatContinue reading “Why do people keep choosing bad partners?”
Category Archives: abuse
5 Ways to Let it Go
“The longer I live, the more I observe that carrying around anger is the most debilitating to the person who bears it.” ― Katharine Graham Are you haunted by cruel things people said to you months, or even years ago? Or things they did – anything from slights and oversights to horrific abuse? Many of usContinue reading “5 Ways to Let it Go”
5 Tell-Tale Signs of a Toxic Relationship
A toxic relationship is any connection that poisons your well-being, confidence and/or personal safety. Although most often toxic relationships are romantic or intimate partnerships, this dynamic also occurs in parent-child relationships, friendships, and other relationships. Toxic relationships can be difficult to identify. Often, even though you know the ‘toxic’ person in the relationship has problemsContinue reading “5 Tell-Tale Signs of a Toxic Relationship”
What is emotional abuse?
Emotional abuse attempts to damage your self-worth through manipulation, isolation, intimidation, shaming, and other tactics. Sometimes emotional abuse is obvious, but often, it is subtle and underhanded. Emotional abuse can include… Name calling Backhanded compliments Giving the “cold shoulder” Forcing you to “choose” between the abuser and other people you care about Consistently putting down other people you careContinue reading “What is emotional abuse?”