Making Choices:  How Making Better Choices Can Lead To A Happier Life

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Our world is full of options and we make dozens of choices daily as we navigate life.  Some of these choices are big and some are small.  If you think about it, the life you are living right now is based upon the decisions you have made along the way.  Where you want to live, what you do for a living and even who you get romantically involved with are all based on making choices.  The decisions that we make shape our lives, thus making better choices will shape your future and may lead to increased satisfaction and happiness. Read more

How To Know If You Should End A Relationship | 9 Signs To Consider

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Your relationship feels like it is dying.  The magic has faded away.  You are constantly fighting.  The quality time you used to spend together is dwindling or non-existent.  You feel like the two of you are drifting apart.  There is a part of you that is wondering if you should end the relationship but you are unsure.  Should I stay or should I go? Read more

Why Some Stay In Unhappy, Abusive Or Narcissistic Relationships

Stay In A Toxic Relationship

All healthy relationships have high and lows but many people will stay in a toxic relationship long after the sparks of passion have lost their luster.  This concept is most puzzling in narcissistic relationships where an individual will stay in an abusive situation.  Researchers, however, have uncovered a number of reasons why people stay in bad, low-quality relationships, ones that do not meet their needs.  Read more

Why Am I Afraid Of Being Happy: Cherophobia

Why Am I Afraid Of Being Happy: Cherophobia

We all want to be happy and many of us search for happiness in the things we do.  We want to have satisfying romantic relationships, a successful career and a nice home.  The pursuit of happiness, in fact, is the central focus of the self-help industry where it tries to inform and instruct people in the ways of experiencing a blissful existence.  While most people actively pursue happiness, there are many who fear it.  These individuals have a happiness phobia called ‘cherophobia’. Read more

Are You Happy In Your Relationship Or Just Comfortable?

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Are you happy in your relationship or just comfortable?  This is a question that we all ponder as time goes on and the thrill and excitement we first felt when we met someone begins to dim.  We all want to love and be loved.  We grow up being told about the ‘happily ever after’ we will experience once we find Mr. Or Mrs. Right.  Once we say “I do”, however, it often seems as if there is nothing more to strive for or to look forward to.  We have achieved our objective.  We have moved in together or gotten married and wonder, now what? Read more

Reactive Abuse: A Narcissist’s Favorite Cat & Mouse Game

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When someone is experiencing reactive abuse they are responding in a significant way to the toxic behavior they repeatedly experience from another.  The abuse may be physical or psychological in nature.  The over the top reaction often occurs when that abuser instigates some kind of controlling mind game, and constantly provokes their victim until they react.  Read more