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General

The Steak Lady

A friend of mine from my athletic club has this ongoing joke about this woman that likes to take steak from buffets and stick them in her purse as a to-go bag. You're not supposed to take leftovers from the buffet at the club...


General

Different Forms of Gaslighting

Theodore Dorpat describes two characteristics of gaslighting: that the abuser wants full control of feelings, thoughts, or actions of the victim, and that the abuser emotionally abuses the victim, discreetly, but in hostile, abusive, or coercive ways.

There is a difference between the terms of...


Coping Skills

The Challenge Of Setting Healthy Boundaries With Your Loved Ones


It's one thing to set healthy boundaries with coworkers, casual friends, or someone you're dating, but setting boundaries with your loved ones can be truly challenging.

Last weekend I had dinner with a longtime family friend that goes way back to infancy. It's the kind of relationship where any amount of time apart can go by, and no matter what when we get back together, we pick up right where we left off.  Currently she's back in...