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6 Ways To Cope With Narcissists on Christmas

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What comes to mind when you hear the word narcissist? Do you think of someone completely self-absorbed, arrogant, or haughty? If so, you are partially right.

What most people fail to recognize about narcissistic family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, etc. is that they often find little to no pleasure in the most wonderful time of the year, that is, Christmas.

Why? Because Christmas is all about empathy (, helping those...
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10 Quick Tips To Get You Ready For Christmas

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Last week was a very trying and emotionally unsettling week. About half of my clients, mainly children and teens but some adults, reported feeling suicidal, homicidal, overwhelmed, chaotic, stressed, depressed, or hopeless. Despite almost 7-8 years as a clinician in multiple mental health agencies, I found myself to be shocked and maybe even a little overwhelmed myself. Why? Because we're all conditioned to believe that holiday time should...
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9 Signs of Emotional and Psychological Control

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Control. Have you ever experienced it at the hands of someone else? Have you ever been the victim of it? Control is a powerful word. It denotes a power to dictate, influence, maneuver, or direct something that needs controlled. If you look up the term "control" its synonyms includes words such as: sway, authority, jurisdiction, command, dominance, mastery, sovereignty, supremacy, or ascendancy. These words can certainly be...
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