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It is common to have a disagreement with a partner in a relationship. In many cases, the source of the conflict or the disagreement is a difference in perception or a different memory or recollection of an event or conversation. This is understandable as we see all experiences through the lens of past experiences. This means that two people can see, hear, or…

Narcissists are chameleons with the ability to appear to be just what you want and need, at least for the initial whirlwind part of the relationship. However, once they have established the relationship, the dynamics change rapidly, with the narcissist utilizing a variety of tactics and manipulations to keep you close. The relationship stops being…

A toxic relationship is an unhealthy relationship. These relationships typically include feelings of being unloved, unwanted, misunderstood, unsupported, belittled, or even attacked. While most people consider a toxic relationship emotional and psychological abuse, there can also be issues with physical abuse and domestic violence. It is possible to find yourself in a toxic relationship and…

There are many myths and misunderstandings around being in relationships with narcissists. One of the most common myths is that somehow people should be able to recognize a narcissist by simply checking off a few boxes on a handy dating checklist. In reality, the behavior of a narcissist during the initial stages of a dating…

Most people have had at least one bad relationship in their life. For most individuals, this bad relationship was a blip on the radar, with the experience chalked up to a lesson learned. However, there are also people who find themselves in the same toxic relationship over and over again. The partner may look different…

Love addiction is not a psychological diagnosis, but that does not mean people cannot become addicted to being in a relationship. Most people know at least one person that is constantly getting into the same bad relationships with the same abusive, narcissistic, or otherwise emotionally unavailable type of partner. Why some people develop love addiction…

As a general rule, when we meet someone new that we find attractive, we tend to see their best possible traits first. These are often the traits we find comfortable and familiar, and that allows us to associate the individual with other positive people in our lives. However, there are also times when we meet…

There are many challenges in any relationship. However, being in a relationship with a narcissist can be extremely toxic and destructive. In some types of relationships, simply leaving and disengaging from the narcissist is the best solution. Some relationships are very difficult to leave. Relationships with the parent of your child or children or narcissist…

In many ways, narcissists and people pleasers have similar issues in a relationship. However, they are expressed in very different ways. The narcissist can only see the relationship for what it gives them, with the focus entirely on their own needs. The people pleaser is equally skewed in her vision of a relationship, but is…

8 Signs Your Attachment Style effects your Adult Relationships Therapists, counselors, and mental health professionals recognize four different types of attachment styles. These styles or profiles are based on Attachment Theory, which was first introduced in the 1960s by John Bowlby, a British psychoanalyst and psychologist with a focus on childhood development. The attachment, or…

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