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How to Beat a Narcissist at Their Own Game

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There is a good chance that you will sooner or later run into a narcissist in your life. Whether it is your family member, partner, friend, or co-worker, dealing with a narcissist can drain you in every sense. One of the significant consequences of narcissism is the suffering of those around a narcissist. A relationship […]

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5 Things Narcissistic Parents Say

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Growing up with a narcissistic parent can shape your personality and behavior for life. There is no warm, caring relationship with a narcissistic parent. Negligence, marginalization, and emotional manipulation from your narcissistic parent can have long-lasting consequences on your mental health, life choices, and relationships.  How to Recognize a Narcissistic Parent Narcissistic parents are self-centered […]

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Five Secrets to Help You Find True Lasting Love

Most people crave finding true lasting love. Most of us dream about a soulmate with whom we will have a deep emotional connection founded on love, trust, and a sense of belonging.  How to Recognize True Love? You will know you have found the love of your life when your partner makes you fall in […]

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How To Know If A Narcissist Is Finished With You

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A relationship with a narcissist is a toxic relationship characterized by insecurity, manipulation, and abuse. One of the distinctive features of toxic relationships is the idealize-devalue-discard cycle of abuse, which causes a victim to doubt themselves, always feel guilty, and desperately seek reconciliation.  A toxic relationship with a narcissist can damage your self-esteem, affect other […]

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Why Setting Boundaries Is Important For Your Health

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Setting healthy and clear boundaries in your life is essential for self-care and well-being. Boundaries involve clear borders between other people and us or space between us and our day-to-day experiences. They help establish our identity, differentiate our individuality, and help us indicate what we will and will not hold ourselves accountable for. Boundaries we […]

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How to Communicate with an Avoidant Partner: 10 Proven Techniques

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Avoidant personality disorder (AVPD) is a behavior pattern that revolves around feelings of inadequacy and social inhibition. Persons with avoidant personality disorder are timid, sensitive to rejection and criticism, and prone to social anxiety disorder.  In relationships, avoidant individuals may be emotionally distanced and withdrawn, creating communication problems and causing their partners to feel unloved, […]

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Five Powerful Ways to Recover from Breakup Trauma

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Breakups are an integral part of life. Almost everyone was dumped by someone they were still in love with or broke up with someone who was still in love with them. But the fact that breakups are commonplace in human relationships doesn’t make them any less painful. We tangle our dreams, feelings, goals, plans, and […]

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Why Smart, Successful Women Fall for Toxic Men

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How many times have you seen an intelligent, beautiful, and accomplished woman married or in a relationship with a man who doesn’t treat her well?  Maybe you are that woman? Although it can be beyond belief to their family and close friends (and even to the women themselves), it is not unusual that intelligent, successful […]

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How to Respond to a Gaslighter – 5 Tips

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Gaslighting is a sort of emotional manipulation that causes the target to doubt their perception, emotions, cognition, sanity, and identity.  A gaslighter will use this subtle form of emotional abuse to undermine your reality by twisting the truth and denying facts about your environment, experiences, words, and actions until you no longer can trust your […]

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