Boundaries

Codependency and the Art of Detaching From Dysfunctional Family Members

Detaching is an effective way to cope with a codependent relationship or any toxic or dysfunctional relationship, whether it’s with an alcoholic parent, an addicted child, or a narcissistic spouse.

Detaching is the opposite of enabling because it allows people to experience the consequences of their choices and it provides you with needed emotional and physical space so...
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Assertiveness

14 Quotes to Inspire You to Ditch Your People-Pleasing Ways

Is your need to please getting in the way of your happiness? Is it consuming your energy and leaving you depleted?

It’s a wonderful thing to be accommodating, generous, and want to make other people happy. But sometimes the need to please and approval seeking behaviors get in the way of your own wellbeing.

There’s a price to be paid for being “too nice.” You spend so much...
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Overcoming Perfectionism

How Perfectionists Can Give Up Self-Criticism

So many of us feel intense pressures to achieve more, do more, and be more.

We live in a technology-driven society that never stops. We’re constantly bombarded with “my life is perfect” messages on social media. It’s no wonder that so many of us feel like we’re not measuring up.

But what is it that we’re not measuring up to? Perhaps we need to take another look at how we measure our worth. Perhaps...
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