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6 Signs You Were Raised by a Controlling Mother (And How to Deal with Her)

By | 2017-11-18T14:17:13+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Categories: Family & Parenting, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , |

It’s possible that strict disciplinary actions your parents used were not normal. Maybe you had a controlling mother? This is how you know. If you were raised like I was, you weren’t allowed to do much on your own. Going on dates, even after the age of 16, was just not something I got to do, unlike most of the other kids. In fact, almost every move that I made was dictated and monitored as If I was in prison. Many people see this

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6 Signs You’re in a Bad Company (Without Even Realizing It)

By | 2017-06-06T14:41:28+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Relationships, Relationships & Social Life, Social life|Tags: , , , , , |

Sometimes we are in a bad company without even realizing it. Being around the wrong people can steal your happiness and hinder your progress. You may find yourself working hard to be a positive and happy person, yet, somehow something keeps dragging you down. Why can’t you seem to get this sense of negativity out of your life? Rather than asking what it could be, it may be time to start considering who it could be. It’s hard to admit that you are in a

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How to Recognize Controlling Behavior in The Early Stages of a Relationship

By | 2017-03-16T21:11:56+00:00 March 16th, 2017|Categories: Relationships, Relationships & Social Life, Social life|Tags: , , , , |

Are you frightened of offending your partner? Are you unexpectedly quiet and reserved when he or she is around? A manipulative or abusive relationship can run you ragged both physically and emotionally. If you have such a partner, you will want to leave the relationship as early as possible. However, romantic involvement can make you oblivious to controlling behavior. Controlling personalities have ways to mask their conduct. So, how would you know when your partner has you wrapped too tightly around his or her little

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Why Mentally Strong People Attract Toxic People

By | 2017-11-18T14:08:29+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Categories: Relationships, Relationships & Social Life, Social life|Tags: , , , |

You are mentally strong, but toxic people seem to surround you. Does Auntie T always come over with a complaint about her neighbors? Does Uncle V show off a new Rolex every time you visit him? You may wonder why such individuals seem to surround you. Avoiding toxic people is not always possible, especially when they are relatives or colleagues. You can distance yourself from them, but what if they insist on your company? Here are a few reasons they are always around you. It

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What Is Gaslighting and How to Recognize If Your Partner Is Using It to Manipulate You

By | 2017-11-18T14:55:21+00:00 November 20th, 2016|Categories: Relationships|Tags: , , , , , |

Have you ever been in a relationship with a person who nearly drove you out of your mind? Did they have a way of making you feel guilty beyond belief, even though it was them who made missteps in the relationship? You may have been the unfortunate victim of gaslighting. If you have experienced similar scenarios in your current relationship, you should take steps to find out what being gaslighted means. Watch out for signs that your partner is subjecting you to such treatment. What

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