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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  In relationships, avoidant individuals may be emotionally distanced and withdrawn, creating communication problems and causing their partners to feel unloved, […]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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Parallel Parenting: The Complete Guide

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Divorce is a highly stressful event for partners and their children alike. Although you and your spouse have decided to separate ways, it is essential for your children to form and keep a healthy bond with both of you.  Research has shown that kids exposed to ongoing parental conflicts are more likely to develop anxiety, […]

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Understanding Narcissistic Supply | Break the Cycle

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One of the distinctive features of a narcissist is an excessive need for attention and admiration. Narcissists are typically obsessed with themselves. They have an exaggerated feeling of self-worth, often displaying self-centered, manipulative, controlling or abusive behavior.  On the surface, narcissists often seem charismatic and charming, especially in the beginning of the relationship. However, being […]

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5 Gaslighting Phrases You May Not Easily Recognize

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Gaslighting is a strategy of emotional and psychological abuse that covert narcissists often use to make people doubt their own perceptions of reality. If you’re a victim of gaslighting, you will most likely start questioning everything you know, and you are until you lose the sense of your own self-confidence, integrity, and identity.  As an […]

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Conscious Uncoupling Explained in Five Steps

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Breakups hurt – on the Holms-Rahe Stress Inventory, the breakup of a lasting relationship ranks as the second most stressful life event. Breakup or divorce typically generates tremendous emotional aftermath, especially when you have children together.  Relationships and people in them change over time. You may have had unrealistic expectations in the beginning of your […]

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How to Heal from a Toxic Relationship: 10 Steps

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A toxic relationship is a damaging relationship characterized by insecurity, control, and abuse.  Whether it is a romantic one, within a family, or a toxic friendship, a toxic relationship typically pulls you in a cycle of abuse where you doubt yourself, always feel guilty, and desperately seek reconciliation. These relationships can diminish your self-esteem and […]

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