What Is the Problem Child in a Dysfunctional Family and 5 Signs This Was You

Within dysfunctional families resides the problem child. Are you the problem child in your dysfunctional family? You would be surprised by how many people grew up in a dysfunctional family. These people may have been neglected or even the problem child in this situation, depending on their actions and role…

7 Ways Alcoholic Parents Ruin Their Children’s Psyches and Lives

Alcoholic parents aren’t just a nuisance to themselves. Being an alcoholic can actually not only affect the person who drinks, but also their offspring as well. Personally, I didn’t grow up with alcoholic parents, but my children did. My ex-husband was an alcoholic and I remember many times, trying to…

Spiritual Abuse in Cults: 6 Manipulation Tricks They Use to Recruit Members

Spiritual abuse in cults is rife. In fact, it is one of the most common ways cults use to recruit new members. But how do cults recruit normal people? How can someone change from having typical, healthy beliefs to extreme ideologies? Not only that but ones they are willing to…

What Is the Lost Child in a Dysfunctional Family and 5 Signs You Could Be One

There are many roles of a dysfunctional family. One of the hardest parts to play is the role of the lost child. Is this you? I lived in a dysfunctional environment growing up. My family was most definitely dysfunctional and operated on a strange level. Although I wasn’t the lost…

7 Subtle Ways Childhood Trauma Affects You When You Are an Adult

Childhood trauma comes in many forms. No matter what form it may take, the after-effects can create strange actions as an adult. If you’ve experienced childhood trauma, then one thing’s for sure, you cannot forget. That’s just the tip of the iceberg as well. Childhood trauma, whether it’s bullying or…

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

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…

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

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.…