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.…

6 Ways Adult Children of Alcoholics Struggle Later in Life

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,…

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

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…

Children of Abusive Parents Have These 6 Struggles Later in Life

Children of abusive parents don’t just suffer at the time the abuse is taking place, but later on in life as well. It’s not surprising that being a child of abusive parents leaves such long-lasting scars on one's soul. Consider that as children we are forming our most important attachments…