There are so many forms of abuse, and the verbally abusive relationship is one of the most damaging situations. Words truly hurt. Sometimes, I sit around and think about negative words from the past, but I try not to dwell too long there. It can be even more damaging to present situations, good or bad. I was in a verbally abusive relationship, among other things, and it almost killed me. Here’s the thing, there were times that I tried to convince myself that I was
It’s hard to gain relationship closure. In fact, it can be one of the most difficult things you may ever do. The strange thing about relationship closure is that it sometimes comes long after the relationship is over, and yet, sometimes, even before it ends. The truth is, you can usually see where your relationship is headed, and you just don’t know what to do or what to feel. You know when it’s time to move on, but you just don’t know how to make
If you’re in a narcissistic relationship, you will know by the signs. A relationship like this will drain you. The narcissistic relationship can be explained by first understanding what it is and where it comes from. Narcissism comes from a surprising place, and we all have some amount of narcissistic characteristics. This is normal. What is not normal, however, is acting at either drastic end of this spectrum. The place you want to, in order to have healthy relationships, is in the middle of this
When you meet a kindred spirit, you will experience a rare connection. Similar interests and standards will be a few of the indicators. I’ve met a few people who’ve felt like kindred spirits to me. It was strange in a way at first because the connection was strong, so strong it was hard to believe. Have I been wrong about some of these people? I think so, but not all of them. In fact, most of them were platonic relationships and even groups of people.
Life teaches us so many things, good and bad. Winnie the Pooh Friends provide some of the wisest of these life lessons. As a child, I watched Winnie the Pooh Friends, a cartoon from 1924. I marveled at the story and various characters. In those times, it was basically entertaining to a bored little girl. Now, I look at the stories and realize they mirror so many things in life. Take Eeyore, for instance, his sadness is more than just negativity. It’s a testament to
When you’re in love, you often miss the signs of a one-sided relationship. Could it be? Could you be in this type of situation? It’s easy to fall into the trap of a one-sided relationship. In the beginning, everything seems perfect. This is mainly due to the fact that you’re seeing things through what some call “rose-colored glasses”. This means your relationship looks and feels amazing, and the new love is so strong it covers all faults and imperfections…even the one-sided traits. When love is
Being a people pleaser is just not healthy for your self-esteem and may stop you from achieving your goals in life. Pleasing others is good sometimes, especially if you’re doing something from the kindness of your heart. But always striving to make people happy, regardless of your own worth, is never a good thing. That's why you need to stop being a people pleaser for your own good. Because always wanting to please others will eventually make you feel quite empty. How to stop being
We all want that fairytale relationship, but unfortunately, they’re rare. There are many red flags in a relationship you must realize. I didn’t want to hear it. No, I didn’t want to see the signs that my relationship was dying. I tried so many ways to save the union I had between my partner and me, but it just came tumbling down. I failed to see the red flags in a relationship that was already gone. Left with heartbreak, I learned many things about life