Sibling Bullying and Abuse: The Hidden Epidemic

Sibling abuse is the most common but least reported abuse in the family. Prevalence is higher than spousal or child abuse combined with consequences well into adulthood similar parent-child abuse. Up to 80 percent of youth experience some form of sibling maltreatment; yet, it’s been called the “forgotten abuse.” Therapists also frequently overlook it. Usually, […]

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Valentine’s Day Traps – 6 Tips to Avoid Them

Valentine’s Day is fraught with landmines and expectations, often unrealized, and whether you’re in or out of a relationship, the grass isn’t always greener. Is your situation described here? Read six tips to having a great holiday. You’re Alone I can recall Valentine’s Days I wished I were in love with someone who loved me. […]

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4 Reasons You Need a Financial Budget (if you’re starting over)

Big thank you to Dana Ronald at the Tax Crisis Institute for sharing this article with us!   Starting over money-wise can be difficult and intimidating, especially if you have been “punched in the gut” with your money situation. As many people realize, there may not be enough money remaining to pay bills at the […]

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An Anonymous Story of Co-Parenting

I have a stalker. He doesn’t lurk in the bushes by my house with binoculars. He doesn’t follow me to work or spy on me while I run errands. But he still inserts himself into my life and the effects of his actions are present in my home. He is the father of my child.  […]

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Anything Worth Holding On To | Betrayal Trauma Recovery

This content is provided courtesy of btr.org An artist’s personal journey of fighting through Betrayal Trauma due to her husband’s pornography addiction and emotional abuse. She found hope and healing through a community of strong and loving women who have been through the same trauma. Betrayal Trauma Recovery was there for her when no one […]

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Sons Of Narcissistic Mothers

Another great article, courtesy of Darlene Lancer. All children of narcissists suffer. Sons of narcissistic mothers suffer damage to their autonomy, self-worth, and future relationships with women. Narcissists lack empathy and ability to nurture their children. They don’t see them as individuals, but only as extensions of themselves. Their children’s feelings and needs are neglected […]

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8 Key Ways We Derail Love

Thank you Darlene Lancer for another wonderful article! Although we seek love, we may unwittingly damage or derail it. Surprisingly, our fear of not being loved, which includes fear of abandonment, loneliness, and rejection, can lead to eight common behaviors that sabotage love and relationships. When we lack self-love, although we may have relationships, generally […]

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Holiday Tips for Dealing With A Narcissist

Thank you Debbie Tudor for another wonderful article submission! Stay grounded in the truth about narcissism and self- care, every day. Read books, blogs, do your journaling. List reasons why you have chosen your level of contact. Consider protected contact or no-contact as options, but don’t allow anyone to decide that for you. Accept the […]

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“Shoulds”:  The Love Language of the Narcissist

Thank you Alisa Stamps for submitting another wonderful article! In Gary Chapman’s book, The Five Love Languages:  How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate, he outlines the ways that individuals experience and express love.  He suggests that to “discover another person’s love language, one must observe the way they express love to others, and […]

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