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Mental health, Narcissism, Relationships

Recovery from abuse, part 1: learn to love only those who love you

After a long, arduous relationship with a toxic person, all you want is to start the recovery process as soon as possible. You’ll also feel like all hope is lost and if you meet another narcissist again, you’re gonna isolate yourself from humanity because you’ve had it. Many adult children of narcissists have their first toxic relationship in their childhood.…

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How toxic parents create perfectionism in children

Have you seen the movie, ‘Mommy Dearest’ with Faye Dunaway in the leading role? It recounts the upbringing of Christina Crawford, the daughter of Hollywood starlet, Joan Crawford. Watching that movie brought a lot of tears in me and stirred negative emotions in my body. I’m not saying that my mom was like Joan Crawford, but the diva’s behavior reminded…

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8 Christmas movies that will warm up your heart

If you’re an adult child who grew up in a toxic family environment, Christmas brings feelings of sadness, guilt or shame. You might remember the incredible stress your parents went through just to make the preparations for Christmas, or their anger if things didn’t go their way. Toxic parents usually react with extreme emotions to positive events, due to maybe,…

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Anxiety, Relationships

3 ways to overcome workplace bullying

If you have been through workplace bullying, whether it was mental or emotional bullying, you definitely know how it feels. You probably didn’t wanna wake up each day with the thought of going to work again. You might have experienced daily anxiety or an elevated level of stress. According to the Workplace Bullying Institute, bullying at work is a repeated…

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