4 Signs of a Manipulative Teenager and How to Parent One

By |2020-06-12T20:09:44+03:00January 30th, 2020|Categories: Family & Parenting, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , , |

Your manipulative teenager understands how to push your buttons. This youngster knows what he or she wants from you, and how to get it. Teens master the art of manipulation quickly, and you’ll become wrapped around their little fingers if you’re not quick enough to realize that they’ve taken advantage of you. So how would you know if they are trying to get the best of you?  And what can you, as a hassled parent, do about it? Why do teenagers manipulate their parents? The

Parental Alienation: Signs, Causes and Long-Term Effects

By |2020-02-22T17:26:05+03:00November 26th, 2019|Categories: Family & Parenting, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , , , , |

Parental alienation describes a process through which a child becomes estranged from a parent as the result of the psychological manipulation of another parent. The child's estrangement may manifest itself as fear, disrespect or hostility toward the parent, and may extend to additional relatives or parties. The child's estrangement is disproportionate to any acts or conduct attributable to the alienated parent. Parental alienation can occur in any family unit but is believed to occur most often within the context of family separation, particularly when legal

Do You Have Overbearing Parents? 7 Signs & How to Handle Them

By |2020-02-23T13:52:49+03:00October 5th, 2019|Categories: Family & Parenting, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , , , |

You're scared silly when it comes to having Sunday Dinner with your overbearing parents, and dread the off-the-cuff, critical remarks they make. You're not alone. You shouldn't fear your parents since you're an adult. But it's hard to deal with their tight control, even after decades. If you're uncomfortable with how yours relate to you, you'll find this article useful. Why Are Some Parents Overbearing? All of us are familiar with helicopter parents who micromanage their children, even after they've grown. But what makes them

A Verbally Abusive Relationship Comes in These 6 Toxic Types

By |2020-02-23T13:10:08+03:00June 14th, 2019|Categories: Relationships, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , , , |

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

Signs & Stages of a Narcissistic Relationship: Are You in One?

By |2020-02-27T21:28:39+03:00May 29th, 2019|Categories: Relationships, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , , |

If you’re in a relationship with a narcissistic person, 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

13 Red Flags in a Relationship You Should Never Ignore

By |2020-04-30T18:20:07+03:00May 13th, 2019|Categories: Relationships, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , , , |

We all want that fairytale relationship, but unfortunately, they’re rare - there are many red flags you must be aware of. 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. So I failed to see the red flags in my relationship that was already gone. Left with heartbreak, I learned many things about

10 Signs of a Selfish Relationship and How It Hinders Your Personal Growth

By |2018-11-06T17:06:28+03:00November 6th, 2018|Categories: Relationships, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , , |

Could you be in a selfish relationship without even realizing it? Pay close attention to the signs below, especially if you are in the initial stage of a relationship. Most people enter into a relationship, thinking more about what they can gain from it rather than what they can offer to make it special. A selfish relationship is where this pattern persists and, as a result, hinders the personal development of one or both partners. The purpose of a relationship is not to have another

How to Recognize Gaslighting in Relationships and Get Your Reality Back

By |2019-08-12T00:33:44+03:00September 22nd, 2018|Categories: Relationships, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , , , |

Could you be a target of gaslighting? Below are some signs of gaslighting in relationships you should never ignore. Gaslighting in relationships can have lasting, destructive psychological effects on the target. For this reason, it is important to recognize it before it is too late. “I said that you should see a therapist, Rachel. I never agreed to a couple’s therapy,” said Tom. However, Rachel remembers otherwise, and her efforts to remind him of the original agreement were futile. “We will be fine as a