Category Archives: Abuse

The Relationship Between Early Trauma And Love Addiction

July 27, 2021

Love addiction is not a psychological diagnosis, but that does not mean people cannot become addicted to being in a relationship. Most people know at least one person that is constantly getting into the same bad relationships with the same…

Learning To Recognize Narcissists and Gaslighting Behaviors

September 06, 2019

Many people know someone who is a narcissist. The American Psychological Association has listed narcissistic personality disorder or NPD in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders since 1968. While there are relatively few diagnoses made, leading researchers estimate…

What Emotional Abuse Looks like in Relationships

March 04, 2019

If you don’t know what a codependent relationship is, it’s when two people in a relationship surrender their independence and develop an unhealthy dependence on each other. In this dynamic one partner is so obsessed with the needs of the…

What Do You Really Think About Yourself?

June 27, 2017

If you were to be asked to immediately write down the first 5 words that come to your mind to describe yourself, what would those words be? Would they be different if you knew you had to share them than…

Vision Boards and Vision Statements

September 27, 2016

I think it’s safe to say that most of us have heard someone say, “Visualize what you want and you will get/achieve it,” in our lifetimes. If we’re lucky, we’ve heard it more than once, and if we are even…

Spot It You Got it

September 10, 2016

Many of us have heard the phrase, “When you point your finger at someone else, remember you have three fingers pointed back at you.” It took me a long time to truly get an understanding for this phrase. It wasn’t…

Being Supportive

August 11, 2016

When we are choosing the people in our lives, we like to pick ones that comfort us and support us in our times of need. Part of our relationships with these people means supporting them as well. Some of us…