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By Assael Romanelli Ph.D. on July 21, 2019 in The Other Side of Relationships
If you can verbalize your unavoidable aggression toward your loved one, your relationship might gain a deeper sense of intimacy, honesty, and freedom.
By Ramani Durvasula, Ph.D. on July 18, 2019 in A Guide to Better Relationships
The epidemic of narcissistic-enabling weakens the fabric of democracy, of community, of justice, and of healthy relationships.
By Stephanie A. Sarkis Ph.D. on July 12, 2019 in Here, There, and Everywhere
Rebuilding after a gaslighting or narcissistic relationship can seem like a huge mountain to climb. Learn how to cope and help yourself heal.
By Darlene Lancer, JD, LMFT on July 08, 2019 in Toxic Relationships
Narcissists are vampires and they are sucking our Life-force. To recover, we must face that we have a responsibility for our situation. Narcissists are the symptom, not the problem
By Stephanie A. Sarkis Ph.D. on July 07, 2019 in Here, There, and Everywhere
Economic (financial) abuse is one of the "hidden" forms of abuse. Is your partner controlling your finances or sabotaging your job in order to gain power and isolate you?
By Joe Kort, Ph.D. on July 02, 2019 in Understanding the Erotic Code
At first glance, The Handmaid’s Tale looks like a story about the oppression of women. But so much more is relevant to what I see in my practice.
By Stephanie A. Sarkis Ph.D. on June 30, 2019 in Here, There, and Everywhere
Gaslighters love to tell you that everyone else agrees with their criticisms of you. This is a tactic used to gain control and power.
By Emma Seppälä Ph.D. on June 28, 2019 in Feeling It
Self-care doesn't make you soft. It's not about self-indulgence. It actually makes you tougher, the research shows. Take it from an ultramarathon runner.
By Lawrence T. White Ph.D. on June 23, 2019 in Culture Conscious
In the U.S., about 20 people are abused by an intimate partner every minute. But how do those numbers compare with rates of domestic violence in other countries?
By Berit Brogaard D.M.Sci., Ph.D on June 22, 2019 in The Mysteries of Love
Why does the desire to have complete power over another person so often culminate in murder?
By Darlene Lancer, JD, LMFT on June 17, 2019 in Toxic Relationships
These are the essentials about narcissism, its symptoms, and its causes. Find out why narcissists' partners often form unhealthy bonds and can't leave.
By Stephanie A. Sarkis Ph.D. on June 02, 2019 in Here, There, and Everywhere
Why do some people chronically cheat? And why are they more likely to be gaslighters and narcissists?
By Barton Goldsmith Ph.D. on June 02, 2019 in Emotional Fitness
People who abuse their children are not sick, because that would imply that they could be cured.
By Darlene Lancer, JD, LMFT on June 01, 2019 in Toxic Relationships
Narcissists can be charming, exciting, and engaging. They also act entitled, exploitative, arrogant, aggressive, cold, selfish, and cruel.
By Carol A. Lambert, MSW on May 29, 2019 in Mind Games
When we look at a narcissist’s traits in the context of an intimate relationship, we see the devastating effect often unbeknownst to both partners.
By Linda Esposito LCSW on May 19, 2019 in From Anxiety to Zen
Trying to co-parent with a narcissistic ex can feel like one never-ending boxing match. A few adjustments can go a long way in redefining your parenting plan.
By Jennifer Haupt on May 13, 2019 in One True Thing
According to the FBI profile of serial rapists, they aren’t just punishing many women; inevitably, they’re punishing one woman.
By Barton Goldsmith Ph.D. on May 10, 2019 in Emotional Fitness
Research has shown that couples who argue more than twenty percent of the time are probably not going to survive.
By Stephanie A. Sarkis Ph.D. on April 29, 2019 in Here, There, and Everywhere
Your partner may have some signs of a gaslighter, or even just a couple. How do you know you've reached the point when you need to leave?
By Stephanie A. Sarkis Ph.D. on April 27, 2019 in Here, There, and Everywhere
Gaslighters make gift giving a frustrating, maddening process, even when your gift is for your family member or friend, not his or her gaslighting partner.
By Carol A. Lambert, MSW on April 17, 2019 in Mind Games
Gaslighting is far more prevalent than we realize. Knowing how to respond can keep you sane.
By Mellissa Withers, Ph.D., M.H.S on April 15, 2019 in Modern Day Slavery
Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act to ensure perpetrators of sexual violence against women face harsh consequences.
By Lisa Aronson Fontes Ph.D. on April 12, 2019 in Invisible Chains
After domestic violence, parents can assess their children and teens for trauma symptoms, and provide them with the calm and safety they need to recover.
By Darlene Lancer, JD, LMFT on April 03, 2019 in Toxic Relationships
Once in love with a narcissist or abuser, it’s not easy to leave. Understand the deeper reasons why, what to expect, and the steps to prepare yourself.
By Barton Goldsmith Ph.D. on March 18, 2019 in Emotional Fitness
There are many types of abuse in relationships, and sometimes it's actually difficult to know if your partner is being abusive or just behaving badly.
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