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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 [...]

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 [...]

Golden Child in a Narcissistic Family and What Lies behind a Perfect Image

By |2018-09-17T14:52:46+00:00August 27th, 2018|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

At first sight, a golden child may look like the perfect child who is likely to have a successful life. But are things really that perfect? Before we talk about the phenomenon of a golden child, let’s mention that every parent has dreams for their child. Parents plan for the best education for their kids, [...]

6 Dysfunctional Family Roles People Take without Even Knowing

By |2018-09-05T23:21:56+00:00August 8th, 2018|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , , , |

I grew up in a dysfunctional family, but I never realised that I, along with my siblings, had taken on dysfunctional family roles. There are many kinds of dysfunctional families. Parents can be addicted to drugs or alcohol, or they can suffer from a personality disorder such as narcissism or OCD. The problem with growing [...]

Schema Therapy and How It Takes You to the Root of Your Anxieties and Fears

By |2018-09-05T23:25:00+00:00August 4th, 2018|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Schema therapy was developed as a way to treat patients with longstanding problems that hadn’t responded to other therapeutic methods. Designed to help people with deeply-rooted personality disorders, schema therapy uses a mixture of: Cognitive-behavioural therapy Psychodynamic therapy Attachment theory Gestalt therapy “Schema therapy thus developed into a modality that sees clients understand why [...]

Self-Harm: 10 Psychological Reasons behind It and How to Stop This Deadly Habit

By |2018-09-05T23:28:44+00:00July 30th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

A couple of decades ago, I went out with a guy that would regularly self-harm. When I first met him, I never thought he was the type of person that would cut himself. In fact, I only found out he was prone to self-harm after we’d argued and I caught him in the act. He [...]

Things Toxic Parents Do and Say That Have a Lifetime Effect on Their Children

By |2018-09-05T23:42:02+00:00July 16th, 2018|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

As children, we look to our parents for love, support, guidance, and validation. But what if those parents are toxic parents? What if everything they do to us, tell us, show us or provide for us is damaging? Some children raised in an abusive environment will focus on surviving. Others might not even realise they [...]

Teen Angst: 7 Signs Your Teen Is Suffering and How to Help Them

By |2018-09-05T23:45:18+00:00July 11th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

Teenagers seem rude, lazy, and just plain strange, don’t they? Well, it’s not really their fault. You’re simply witnessing teen angst at work. There’s a creature, clad in dark hoodie, which makes odd groans and speaks in alien languages. No, it’s not a monster, it’s only a teenager suffering from angst. Teen angst turns a [...]