Don’t Be Fooled by a Narcissist: One Simple Thing to Do to Save Yourself

When you first meet them, a narcissist will be charming and impress you and will make you feel that you have just met the most amazing, interesting, confident, and powerful person ever and you will feel flattered to have their attention. Don’t be fooled. You have their attention because, like…

7 Signs You Were Raised by Emotionally Abusive Parents

Unfortunately, not every child is raised by nurturing and loving parents. Luckily, the number of emotionally abusive parents are decreasing. However, it is the worst kind of abuse and has far-reaching consequences well into adulthood. What Is Emotional Abuse? What do emotionally abusive parents do to children? What are the…

8 Emotional Manipulation Tactics and How to Recognize Them

Physical or verbal abuse is easy to recognize because you can see it or hear it. However, emotional manipulation tactics aren’t always obvious. At some point in our lives, we’ve either witnessed emotional abuse, or we’ve been victims of this heartache. I can attest to being a survivor of a…

Cyberstalking: Examples, Tactics and How to Protect Yourself Online

Stalking in any form is insidious and menacing. However, cyberstalking takes this kind of threatening behaviour to frightening new levels. The internet has evolved to become the place in which we communicate effectively and quickly. For the vast majority of us, it is a safe and pleasant place to inhibit.…

10 Signs of Unresolved Trauma from Your Childhood and How to Deal with It

Dealing with unresolved trauma isn’t as simple as trying to be more positive. This kind of trauma goes deep with its roots. I seem to always be talking about trauma, abuse or some other unresolved issues. By now, you’d think I’d been cured of all my problems, but I’m not.…

6 Types of Abuse in Relationships and How to Recognize Them

As you know, abuse comes in many forms. In a relationship, there are several types of abuse. Everyone wishes for a loving and healthy relationship, whether it’s a platonic or intimate relationship. Healthy relationships involve respect, kindness, selflessness, and many other beneficial qualities. While unhealthy relationships continue to grow worse…

3 Neglected Social Anxiety Causes That Could Explain Your Mental Issues

Social anxiety is a common mental disorder in today’s world. According to estimates, around 7% of the US population were diagnosed in the past year while about 12% of American adults experience the symptoms at some point in their lives. What causes social anxiety? It is not totally clear what…