20 Signs of Unhealthy Family Expectations & How to Deal with Them

Unhealthy family expectations can be difficult to deal with, and you may not even realize they’re present in your life. If you have experienced any of the following, your parent or family member may have too high expectations for you. Signs of unhealthy parental expectations in childhood You were harshly…

7 Signs You Were Raised by Emotionally Abusive Parents

Unfortunately, not every child is raised by nurturing and loving parents. Luckily, the number of emotionally abusive parents are decreasing. However, it is the worst kind of abuse and has far-reaching consequences well into adulthood. What Is Emotional Abuse? What do emotionally abusive parents do to children? What are the…

When an Aging Parent Becomes Toxic: How to Spot & Deal with Toxic Behaviors

Toxic parents don’t just grow out of their heinous behavior. Even an aging parent can remain, or even become toxic and hard to handle. We’ve all heard about toxic parents and the influence they have over their children. But did you know that some parents remain toxic well into old…

How to Deal with a Narcissistic Mother and Limit Her Toxic Influence

Your mother may be different than others and exhibit toxic traits. You have a narcissistic mother, there are ways to deal with her and set healthy boundaries in your relationship. From a personal standpoint, I didn’t have a narcissistic mother. Those traits came from my father. However, I do know…