7 Manipulative Phrases Most People Think Are Normal

Did you know that manipulative phrases may seem normal to most people? It’s true. Many of the statements we make are used for control, gaslighting, and distortion, and sometimes we're the unknowing victims. Here’s a bit of truth to get started. Everyone uses manipulative phrases from time to time. However,…

19 Telltale Signs a Narcissist Is Done with You 

Relationships with narcissists are fraught at the best of times. Narcissistic people are selfish pathological liars, who will gaslight and exploit until you are no longer useful. Narcissists groom partners with a charm offensive that would put Disney to shame. Narcissists entice and beguile you, and so starts the manipulation…

7 Signs You Are Gaslighting Yourself & How to Stop  

Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation that attempts to create doubt in the victim’s mind. Gaslighters lie, deny, isolate and control their targets, making them question the validity of their thoughts and feelings. Gaslighting is something that is done to you by other people. But did you know it…

10 Lifelong Scars Daughters of Elderly Narcissistic Mothers Have & How to Cope   

Mothers are typically our primary caregivers. They are our first contact with the outside world. They provide the security and warmth that gives us confidence growing up. Interactions with our mother, a tender touch, a reassuring smile, and some encouraging words validate our emotions and increase our self-worth. But not…

The Narcissistic Abuse Cycle: 4 Phases of a Relationship with a Manipulator 

No one purposefully enters into a narcissistic relationship. We like people that make us feel good about ourselves. We are drawn to those who are friendly, generous and gregarious. We are programmed by evolution to be attracted to people that share common interests. And it is exactly these qualities that…

6 Psychological Effects of False Accusations in a Relationship 

Accusations of dishonesty can ruin a relationship, whether it is personal or professional. You have to have trust in any relationship, otherwise, the bond between partners becomes tenuous and weak.   Anyone can suffer the psychological effects of false accusations in a relationship. It doesn’t matter if you are a confident,…