Category Archives: Toxic Relationships

Is the relationship worth saving?

Social media is bounteous with negatives regarding men, women, relationships and reasons for divorce. Is yours worth saving? “Rescuing your relationship means rescuing you. Until you begin to live with dignity, respect, and emotional integrity, you will not have that quality and level of interaction with anyone else.” Phil McGraw “Elisabeth Henson is a mom that went on quite a big rant after she saw a photo her husband has taken of himself and their baby. The cute photo shows the father cradling the baby while eating a snack. However, … Continue reading

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Domestic violence and substance abuse are linked. Learn how.

How Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse Are Connected “Domestic violence and substance abuse are intimately linked and often occur simultaneously. They are related much in the same way that co-occurring mental disorders like depression and anxiety are linked to increased drug use and vice versa. Often one is a symptom of the other, and in many cases, they go hand in hand. Yet while they’re intertwined, one doesn’t always precede the other. Abusing drugs doesn’t always spur aggressors to physical or emotional violence, and being a victim of abuse doesn’t … Continue reading

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Relationship Myths. Is your partner a potential abuser?

Is it possible to spot an abusive partner before you get involved? Revealing these myths might enlighten. Spotting a potentially abusive partner “Dr. Phil blows the whistle on 10 of the most common but dangerous relationship myths.” Think your relationship is a failure because you and your partner aren’t following certain “rules” or meeting certain standards? Dr. Phil blows the whistle on 10 of the most common but dangerous relationship myths. MYTH #1: A GREAT RELATIONSHIP DEPENDS ON A GREAT MEETING OF THE MINDS You will never see things through … Continue reading

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When to dump him. Six RED FLAGS you made a mistake.

When do you know? How about when he farts in front of you? Or, asks you to dinner and you end up at a fast food joint? You convince him to take you to a fine-dining restaurant. You take time choosing the perfect outfit, and he arrives in jeans, unshaven and wearing a ball cap. Substance abuse and violence require an immediate exit. Katherine Heigl knows: Kathrine Heigl knows a loser when she meets him. All of this and you still have a relationship? Why? Here is Darla Murray with … Continue reading

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Psychopaths and sociopaths. Are you living with one?

Shahida Arabi’s explains the four ways toxic people such as malignant narcissists, psychopaths and those with antisocial traits engage in maladaptive behaviors in relationships to an excessive extent in an effort to escape accountability for their actions. Here are 6 more of the 20 diversionary tactics toxic people use to silence and degrade you. Do you see these traits in your relationship? Do you engage in any of these behaviors? 1. Deliberately misrepresenting your thoughts and feelings to the point of absurdity. 2. Nitpicking and moving the goal posts. 3. … Continue reading

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