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How to Stop Bullying from Ruining Your Life: 4 Practical Steps

By |2018-09-18T15:48:00+00:00September 18th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , |

Most people have experienced bullying at one point or another. However, knowing how to stop bullying from running your life is what really matters. For some, it is just another insignificant memory from their college life. However, for most individuals out there, it amounts to a string of experiences that leave long-term emotional scars. If [...]

Problem-Focused Coping: How and When to Use It to Deal with Hardships

By |2018-09-05T15:19:30+00:00September 4th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

There are three ways to deal with problems: emotion, appraisal, and problem-focused coping. Let’s take a look at problem-focused coping and when it should be used. I hate when life throws a curveball, don’t you? Well, when problems occur, it makes sense to tackle that problem as soon as possible. After all, it’s the peace, [...]

INFJ Door Slam: How This Personality Type Deals with Toxic Relationships

By |2018-09-05T22:59:01+00:00August 31st, 2018|Categories: Introvert's World, Personality|Tags: , , , , |

The INFJ door slam is the way this personality type deals with toxic people. Why and how does it happen and, most importantly, how to avoid being door-slammed? Out of all the 16 Myers-Briggs personality types, the INFJ is the rarest, making up only 1 to 2 percent of the U.S. population. Though INFJs are [...]

6 Ways Adult Children of Alcoholics Struggle Later in Life

By |2018-09-17T14:52:55+00:00August 28th, 2018|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Adult children of alcoholics suffer far beyond those traumatic years of watching their parents destroy themselves. There are damages left behind. Statistics are startling. The truth is, over 6 million children grow up with one or both parents stricken by alcoholism. In 1970, ALCOA (adult children of alcoholics) was formed, which helped people cope with [...]

20 Signs of Coercive Control That Reveal Manipulation in a Relationship

By |2018-09-05T14:19:25+00:00July 15th, 2018|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Would you be able to recognise the signs of coercive control if it was present in your relationship? I thought I would, but it is only after years of reflection that I realise I was being controlled in a number of ways. The thing about coercive control is that it’s pretty hard to pin [...]

7 Phases of Narcissistic Abuse (and How to Stop It No Matter Where You Are)

By |2018-09-18T23:16:17+00:00May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality|Tags: , , , , , |

Narcissistic abuse has the power to hold its victim for long periods of time. There are phases of this abuse which alternate between rage and peace, which confuse and bewilder. I was married to a narcissist for over 20 years. When someone finally saw the truth of my abusive relationship, they would urge me to [...]

5 Effects of Bullying That Last Long into Adulthood (and How to Stop It)

By |2018-09-18T23:23:56+00:00April 28th, 2018|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , , |

Do the effects of bullying in childhood reach into adulthood? One of my first memories of school is a scene where a crowd of children are throwing stones at a girl behind the playing fields. I wasn’t part of the crowd, but as they walked away, the girl looked at me. I had a choice, join [...]

The Vicious Cycle of Emotional Manipulation and How to Break the Pattern

By |2018-09-18T23:31:02+00:00April 17th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |

The worst part of emotional manipulation is not feeling and going through this struggle. No, the most horrible part of enduring this abuse is repeating it with others. I’m going to be honest with you, I have endured emotional manipulation since as far back as I can remember. No, there is no defined point in [...]