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Toxic Romantic Love

Reason won’t stop us from falling in love or make it easier to leave. Ending a even a toxic relationship can be as hard as falling in love was easy! Learn to avoid these pitfalls.
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How Secrets and Lies Destroy Relationships

Lies and secrets damage us and our relationships. People worry about the risk of being honest, without considering the risks of dishonesty. Trust once broken is hard to repair.
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How to Know If You're a Victim of Gaslighting

Gaslighting is a malicious form of mental and emotional abuse that causes self-doubt and alters your perception of reality. Learn the signs and symptoms — and how to recover.
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The Difference Between a Sociopath from a Narcissist

Sociopaths and narcissists can share similar traits, but knowing the difference is crucial to determine whether the relationship improve? Information is power.
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The Heartbreak of Relationships With Narcissists

Partners of narcissists can feel as cursed as the tragic lovers Narcissus and Echo. Their myth reveals important lessons for heartbreaking relationships with narcissists.
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Are You Lonely in Your Marriage?

Emotional abandonment happens when the other person is lying right beside us.
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How to Spot Narcissistic Abuse

Narcissists don’t really love themselves, but are driven by shame. Their coping mechanisms are abusive and damage relationships and loved ones–hence the term, “narcissistic abuse.”
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When Someone You Love Is an Alcoholic or Addict

Living with an addict can be a living hell. Trying to help can often make matters worse. Find out what you can do to make a difference.
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Is Your Partner Passive-aggressive?

Passive-aggressive try to block whatever it is you want. You feel their unspoken anger. Learn the signs and what you can do.
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The Truth About Abusers, Abuse, and What to Do

Abusers seek control because they're insecure, despite any outer success. Learn to spot them and what to do.
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Do You Love a Narcissist?

It’s easy to fall in love with narcissists. They cast a spell, but once you're hooked, the relationship revolves around them, and things change for the worse.
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Are You Being Manipulated?

Manipulation is veiled influence or hostility that may seem benign, friendly, or flattering. It can be hard to detect and know how to respond, unless you can spot the signs.
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Forms of Emotional and Verbal Abuse You May Be Overlooking

There's much more abuse than the 3,000,000 domestic violence cases reported yearly. Emotional abuse precedes violence but is often unnoticed and rarely discussed. Learn to spot it.

Is Your Relationship Toxic?

You may not realize your relationship is harming you or be able to leave. Find out the symptoms, whether there's hope for change, and steps you can put into action.