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”
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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?”