Growing up in a Narcissistic Family Comes with These Effects

You’re not alone if you grew up in a narcissistic family. In fact, many families like this think they’re normal. I really hate the subject of dysfunctional families because it makes me think of all the damage passed down to the children. I lived in a dysfunctional family, maybe not the worst, and maybe not a narcissistic family, but it wasn’t normal, I…

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

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…

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How to Recognize a Narcissistic Friend in Your Life

You’ve heard of narcissistic intimate relationships that cause all sorts of trouble, but what about that narcissistic friend? There are numerous articles which talk about narcissistic intimate relationships – you can use the signs to discover if your husband or wife is actually a toxic person. But many people never even think about close friends as being narcissistic. A narcissistic friend can also…

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8 Signs of Toxic Friends (and How to Deal with Them)

We meet people every day. Real friendships make your days brighter. However, some relationships can leave you feeling drained. Everyone thrives on healthy relationships. Consequently, it's important to know when you're in one that's not. So, how would you recognize toxic friends? More importantly, how would you deal with them? Types of Toxic Friends Ideally, everyone would accept everyone else. However, it's important…

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5 Types of Bullies in Everyday Life and How to Deal with Them

Do a person's words sound insulting? Someone probably intimidated you. You met one of the different types of bullies. You may not know that you're a target because not all forms of bullying are covert. So, how can you tell that you're subject to aggression? Who are the different types of bullies, and how do you fend them off? What is bullying? Bullying…

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Getting Over a Breakup Comes in These 5 Stages

In the words of prolific sixty's songwriter Neil Sedaka, breaking up is hard to do. Getting over a breakup can seem to take forever. You must have spent countless sleepless nights thinking about the moments you shared since you said goodbye. Forgiving each other for past misgivings is tough. When you see your ex's messages popping up all over your social media feeds,…

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Narcissistic Boss: The Signs and Ways to Deal with One

"You'd better get that done at once, or you'll have no job by the end of the week!" You may have heard the rants of a narcissistic boss before, perhaps more than once. A ballistic employer is not a welcome sight. If you're starting to feel uncomfortable when you're in front of your boss, you may want to know if he or she is…

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5 Types of Emotional Vampires and How to Protect Yourself from Them

You may not know what an emotional vampire is, but you will probably recognize its constant grumbling. Also, your energy will take a nose dive every time you meet one. Emotional vampires, as the term suggests, suck the energy out of you. Some do so by surrounding you with their constant complaints, while others threaten your self-worth. So, how can you tell if…

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Narcissistic Abuse: 6 Types of People Who Are More Likely to Be Victims

Being in a relationship with a narcissist can leave a person feeling shattered. Narcissists are master manipulators, so it is hard to avoid their clutches. How can victims of narcissistic abuse help themselves? There are ways to break free from the torment. The first step is to understand that they are victims. Note that victims of psychological torture have distinct traits. Once they…

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

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…

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