Unhappy/Happy Childhood–Is It Black & White?

Happy childhood memories linked to better adult health.  Don't spank--you'll harm your child's future mental health. These studies and more show that a having a happy childhood confers benefits including better physical and mental health, more lifetime achievement, and better relationships on adult children. Conversely, unhappiness in childhood seems to lead to many more problems (both in anecdote and research.) Unhappy childhood equals: more addiction, more mental health issues, more physical health problems, and so on. But for many people, childhood was a mixed bag

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The Narcissistic Trail of Destruction: Video

Reader DayCat1 asked: How does narcissism affect relationships? A thoughtful new video by Dr. Todd Grande offers a clinically informed view on the "trail of destruction" found in the relationships of people with Narcissistic Personality Disorder. He explores the defense mechanisms which people with NPD exhibit which lead to fractured relationships. He also explains why people with NPD may be motivated to


The Dark Side Of When Someone Is Jealous Of You

In our post I'm Not Envious, Am I? we discussed insights into the feelings of jealousy and envy, and how to tell if this was part of your personality make-up. We know that feeling jealous or envious can lead to feelings of anxiety, worthlessness, and even acts of verbal or physical abuse. And it's not just the person feeling jealous whose psyche is damaged--it's the person who is the object of jealousy and envy, too. Jealousy and envy are dangerous. They can even lead to serious harm. "Just Jealous"