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Narcissist Triangulation: Ending the Manipulation

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Triangulation is a form of manipulative behavior often present in dysfunctional families and toxic relationships. This model of destructive social interaction is typically an inseparable part of narcissistic abuse.   Covert narcissists often use triangulation to control and manipulate their partners, family members, friends, or coworkers. They use this manipulative strategy to bring another person into […]


Patterns of Love Addiction and Codependency

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A key aspect of healthy relationships is the couple’s ability to understand, repair, love, and reconnect in mutually satisfying ways. Couples who understand each other’s need for emotional connection are likely to build a healthy and enduring relationship.  Healthy attachment allows partners to bond and be vulnerable with each other. A healthy and strong relationship […]


7 Ways To Stop Seeking Validation on Social Media

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As humans, we are naturally wired to crave attachment and validation. We share an instinct to connect and bond with others, and there is nothing wrong with that. However, in the age of the Internet and technology, social media has become the place we turn to for contact, inclusion, and validation. It seems we have […]


What Are The Five Love Languages?

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The term “five love languages” was introduced in 1995 by marriage counselor Gary Chapman. Dr. Chapman uses this term in his book The 5 Love Languages to explain how couples meet one another’s needs for affection and connection. Working as a couples counselor for years, Dr. Chapman recognized a pattern in most couples’ complaints that […]


How To Identify The Five Types of Narcissists

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Most people use the term narcissist to describe individuals with self-centered behavior and exaggerated picture of their own worth. While the inflated belief of superiority and grandiose ideas of self-worth are the distinctive characteristics of a narcissist, narcissism actually occurs along the spectrum ranging from a few narcissistic traits to the full-blown narcissistic personality disorder.  […]


8 Signs Of A Toxic Relationship | How to Set Boundaries

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Healthy, stable relationships have the power to bring lots of joy, improve your resilience, boost mood, and even extend life. Positive relationships help us feel safe, valued and accepted. Research shows that people with strong social bonds are more likely to live longer. On the other hand, toxic relationships can be a massive burden in […]


The Narcissistic Abuse Cycle | The 4 Stages of Abuse

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The relationship with a narcissist is never an easy one. People with a narcissistic personality disorder or narcissistic traits have exaggerated feelings of self-worth and superiority. Your narcissistic partner needs to always be in charge and commonly display manipulative and self-centered behavior. Narcissists typically lack empathy and still blame others for their own failures.  Also, […]


Am I In A Toxic Friendship? 8 Ways to Tell

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Toxic friendships can negatively impact your mood and affect your health. If you feel that your friendship harms your well-being, you may want to reconsider the relationship with your friend. Whether you decide not to turn to that person for emotional support anymore or you choose to end the friendship altogether, removing yourself from the […]


What are Trauma Bonds?

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While the term bonding typically refers to a positive experience of forming a close relationship with someone, particularly after spending time together or going through a really good or very stressful experience together, trauma bonding represents emotional attachment to an abuser. In trauma bonds, a victim tends to mistake abuse for love, remaining loyal to […]

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