Toxicity

Recently, there’s been a surge of people discussing and exposing toxic behavior on social media and in their personal lives. When this first started happening, I was (well, still am) clapping my hands and even wrote a post on identifying toxic relationships; however, I’ve noticed that saying, “oh, that’s toxic!” when any disagreement happens is…

End the Cycle

Have you ever loved someone with everything you have? The love you have for them is unmistakable, but you know they keep you around only because you are convenient? Do they lie and keep you down? Have you realized it's starting to happen, but you stay around because you wish their feelings were real, and…

Aha! Identifying and Coping with Manipulative and Narcissistic Relationships

Manipulateverb (used with object), ma·nip·u·lat·ed, ma·nip·u·lat·ing. to manage or influence skillfully, especially in an unfair manner: to manipulate people's feelings.Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a mental health condition characterized by: an inflated sense of importancea deep need for excessive attention and admirationlack of empathy for othersoften having troubled relationships Things a manipulative or narcissistic person does: 1) Knowingly hurts you, but when in your presence acts as a confidante,…