Were You Raised by Toxic Parents or Are You One? 6 Signs

It’s a whole other ball game to be raised by toxic parents. These are the people who help mold you into the person you are. I’m not sure if I had toxic parents, but I know one of them had similar traits. It was my father. I loved my father just like all little girls loved and adored their daddy. But my father…

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There’s a Reason Why Being Kind-Hearted Attracts Toxic People

Kind-hearted people are magnets for toxic ones. There are reasons why bad people are drawn to those who try to live a moral life. I used to be kind-hearted, going out of my way to help others, forgiving easily and loving hard. But I’m re-evaluating my standpoint. Maybe it’s time I brought the hammer down on toxic people! They have all but made…

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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 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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Toxic Family Members and How to Recognize Them

The words "toxic family members"make my stomach turn. Let me help you recognize these people and improve your relationship with them. First off, it’s hard to talk about something that has impacted my life with such fierce control. This is especially true if you’re still dealing with said toxic family members. Oftentimes, I’d rather talk about something else to keep from becoming overwhelmed…

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Why Mentally Strong People Attract Toxic People

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…

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The Toxic Mix: Why Empaths and Narcissists Are Attracted To Each Other

Opposites attract, as the law of magnetism states. It is a true one and indeed, and applies in relationships. Diametrically different personalities attract each other like the opposite poles of a magnet. So it is with empaths and narcissists. Each personality type has distinct traits. While the former character is sensitive, astute and self-sacrificing, the latter is manipulative and egocentric. A relationship between…

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12 Relationship Behaviors Most People Don’t Realize Are Toxic

Do you feel that some of your or your partner's behaviors in your relationship are maladjusted and imbalanced? Relationships are complex entities that are difficult for anyone to understand, including those in them. Like everyone else, you may want help to get a handle on yours. Unfortunately, going to school does little to help you manage them; you have to rely on your own…

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10 Types of Toxic Relationships You Want to Avoid

Different types of toxic relationships can be dangerous for your mental health and your life in general. So, you have to be careful with your dating life. Dating is a minefield, and an unruly, unfair minefield. But wouldn’t it be great if you had a map to avoid the miscreants, idiots and general fools you encounter when you do date? Below are 10…

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