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10 Ways To Escape Toxic People

How would you know a person is "toxic?"

What about them or their behaviors would signal to you that they are toxic?

For me, a toxic person is someone who makes you feel a way that you are not, who undermines and mistreats you, and who may come across as kind to others and truly is very unkind to you.

A toxic person is someone who "infects" (like a disease) your thoughts, emotions, feelings, and behaviors...
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9 Signs You Are Being Emotionally Controlled & How To Stop It


Have you ever experienced it at the hands of someone close to you? What about with a spouse, colleague, a boss, a friend, or a family member? Sometimes you may even be controlled by a neighbor!

Control is a powerful word. It is a powerful force within the human race. It denotes a power to dictate, influence, maneuver, or direct.

If you look up the term "control," it is synonymous with intimidating words including: sway, authority,...
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Is Every Bad Event Traumatic? 11 Circumstances We Tend To Ignore

What do you know about trauma?

What makes a traumatic situation traumatic?

Emotional and psychological trauma affects about 26% of the child US population. About 60% of adults report experiencing trauma in some form as a child. When speaking with families who have experienced trauma, I often explain it to be an event or circumstance that negatively affects an individual who does not have the appropriate coping skills/tools to overcome the trauma.

Trauma can result from any...
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15 Things Not To Do With Someone With Borderline Personality

Do you know the things you should do or the things you should say to someone with borderline personality disorder (BPD)? If not, join the millions of people who don't. It is challenging to know what to say, how to say it, and when to say it to avoid problems, challenges, or conflicts with someone who has BPD. Things get even worse if there are other individuals with BPD around.

Despite these truths, compassion and...
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