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

Emotional Regulation / Dysregulation And The Stress Response

Emotional Regulation

Having and experiencing emotions is a normal part of our lives. When we are able to effectively manage our response to an emotional situation we are demonstrating good emotional regulation. When we lose our cool, we are what is called emotionally dysregulated. Read more

The Dysfunctional Dance Of The Empath And Narcissist

The Dysfunctional Dance Of The Empath And Narcissist

The Dysfunctional Dance Of The Empath And Narcissist takes an in-depth look at the unconscious patterns that keep individuals trapped in cycles of abusive relationships. It endeavors to raise people’s awareness to the ingrained programming going on deep inside and help the reader understand how they keep getting into these situations in the first place. Read more