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How Dating a Narcissist Changes You

A relationship with a narcissist may be a roller-coaster of emotions, painful and depleting. Most of the time, being in a relationship with a narcissist severely impacts the health and well-being of their victims. When you date a narcissist, your perceptions about yourself and the world may change. This can be devastating for your sense […]

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Can a Narcissist Be Faithful in a Relationship?

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Every relationship demands dedication and work and can occasionally be challenging. A relationship with a narcissist, however, presents unique difficulties. If you are in a relationship with a narcissist, one of the first questions you may ask yourself is: Can a narcissist be faithful? If you are in a relationship with a narcissist, you will […]

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6 Signs of Narcissistic Collapse and How to Spot Them

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Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a mental health condition characterized by an exaggerated self-image, a lack of empathy, self-centered behavior, and an excessive need for praise and admiration. Some experts argue that narcissists use their attitudes of superiority and domination to compensate for insecurity and frail self-esteem. So, when a narcissist does not receive the […]

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How Empathy and Leadership in the Workplace are Connected (And Why It Matters)

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Empathy is the ability to comprehend and respond to the feelings of others, both emotionally and rationally. It is often used interchangeably with “compassion” and “sympathy.” Although these are very similar concepts, there is a distinction between empathy and sympathy. While being empathetic implies identifying, acknowledging, and feeling another person’s feelings without judgment, sympathy or […]

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5 Signs Someone Might Be a Spiritual Narcissist

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It is never simple to deal with a narcissist. These people are often deceptive and dominating, putting their own wants and needs first. They lack empathy and have an overinflated sense of their value. So, regardless of its type, a relationship with a narcissist may sap your energy, undermine your self-esteem, and harm your mental […]

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6 Weird Things Covert Narcissists Do (and How to Respond)

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The term “narcissism” generally refers to somebody who is highly self-absorbed. However, to be diagnosed with a narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), a person must satisfy specific criteria. People with narcissistic personality disorder have an inflated sense of superiority over others. They are self-centered and manipulative, with grandiose beliefs about their own importance and self-worth. These […]

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Normalizing Green Flags in a Relationship

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When attempting to save or enrich their relationships, most people focus on what needs to be improved. While it is critical to be aware of potential red flags in your relationship early on, it is also essential to be mindful of green flags or signs that indicate that your relationship is going well. Such “green […]

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The Secret to Creating Conscious Love

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The success of a relationship depends on many factors, both personal and interpersonal. Our cognitive biases, self-sabotaging beliefs, and learned behavioral patterns all strongly influence the success of our relationships. To have a happy, thriving relationship, you must nurture it by establishing mutual understanding, trust, love, and support. Couples who love consciously share similar relationship […]

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4 Tips on How to Stop Self-Sabotaging Relationships

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Self-sabotaging behaviors are unhealthy patterns that can create problems in day-to-day life and cause emotional distress. Many self-sabotaging behaviors can prevent you from reaching your goals and cause difficulties in your relationships.  These self-destructive behaviors are often unconscious and therefore difficult to recognize. But some of the most common forms of self-sabotage involve: Self-criticism Procrastination […]

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How to Leave an Abusive Relationship: A Step-by-Step Plan

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An abusive relationship is any relationship that involves physical, sexual, or emotional abuse and control. So, abusive relationships are not just limited to physical abuse. Any relationship that makes you feel insecure, unhappy, frightened, and drained is a toxic, abusive relationship. A toxic bond in an abusive relationship can cause you to doubt your reality […]

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