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Better living through recognizing gaslighting and treating ADHD and anxiety.
Stephanie A. Sarkis Ph.D.
You've lost a pet and it feels like your life has turned upside-down. I'll tell you what has helped me through the deaths of Toby and Lucy. Pets are our hearts.
Your partner may have some signs of a gaslighter, or even just a couple signs. How do you know your relationship is at the point where you need to leave, and leave soon?
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.
Part 3 of the difference between gaslighting and poor communication in a relationship. Think motive and intent.
Part Two: Continuing to unravel what makes up a gaslighting relationship versus what is just poor communication between partners.
When are you in a gaslighting relationship, and when do you just have bad communication with your partner? Intent and motive are key.
We see motivational quotes all the time. "Do your best." "Progress is progress." But there are some motivational quotes that can push us to burnout.
What's the best new years resolution you can make? Practicing good self-care. You and your loved ones will benefit.
Do you prevent yourself from enjoying an achievement because you think "Everyone is going to find out I'm a fraud"? You may be experiencing impostor syndrome.
What exactly is this "self-care" that everyone is talking about? It's a personalized way to recharge your batteries, and it's a necessity for every person.
Breaking up is hard to do, and that doesn't just apply to romantic relationships. What do you do when you no longer want to see your therapist?
Social media burnout is getting more and more frequent. Find out how to create some time to replenish—yet still be involved in your causes.
Gaslighters use manipulation tactics to keep you off-kilter and questioning reality. When you work with one, your life can become hell on earth. Here's how to protect yourself.
You have a gaslighter in your life. You've tried everything to get them to listen to you — to care like they seemingly once did. However, a gaslighter will never truly listen.
Gaslighting friends and family may lie to your doctor about medical symptoms you are having. Find out what to do if this happens to you.
Losing a loved one can make you not like people for a while. This is normal. Here's how to cope when you get asked insensitive questions and more.
How do you know if a study quoted in an article is a really solid study? Learn some things to look for that tell you if a study was well-run, or if it needed some extra work.
Starting a new job? Discover 25 ways to get the most out of your work experience.
"You need closure." Heard that before? Here's why getting closure is unrealistic in some circumstances.
What really makes happiness last? Having meaning and purpose in your life. Find out the four factors that make up meaning and purpose.
Do you and your partner have different sex drives? Is it causing conflict in your relationship? Here are some ways to improve your sex life.
Viewing of violent news video, like mass shootings, increases your chances of developing anxiety, depression, and can trigger PTSD symptoms.
Anxiety, depression, and PTSD are more common in people that have lung diseases like COPD and asthma.
What happens when you receive information or behave in a way that is totally contradictory to your beliefs? You experience cognitive dissonance.
You may have heard, "things could have been worse," or "that's what you get," after experiencing a trauma. Your feelings are always valid, no matter what others tell you.
Symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be similar and occur at the same time. Learn about symptoms and treatments.
Narcissists may neglect and abuse your pet. Your pet is seen by the narcissist as a distraction from putting your full attention on them. Watch for these signs.
Do you have ADHD or a thyroid disorder? Symptoms can be very similar. There's also a chance that you can have ADHD and thyroid issues at the same time.
Gaslighters frequently accuse their victims of manipulating, cheating, and being addicted. Why do gaslighters do this, and why does this tactic work so well?
Are gaslighters aware they are manipulating others? It depends on the gaslighter.
Stephanie Moulton Sarkis, Ph.D., N.C.C., D.C.M.H.S., L.M.H.C., is the author of Gaslighting: Recognize Manipulative and Emotionally Abusive People—and Break Free.
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