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Subtypes of Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Persons with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) can be generally described as having an exaggerated belief of superiority over others and an obsession with grandiose ideas of power and self-worth. These individuals always put their needs first, often displaying self-centered and manipulative behavior while lacking empathy for other people’s feelings. In addition, they constantly seek attention […]


4 Simple Techniques to Set Boundaries

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Too often in life, we go along with other people’s requirements, needs, and wishes because we don’t know how to say “no”. However, having the ability to set personal boundaries is one of the best things you can do to protect your mental health and improve well-being. Learning that “no” is sometimes a sufficient answer […]


Why People Avoid Vulnerability

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The fear of vulnerability is probably one of our biggest fears. Many of us believe that opening up to another human being is loaded with risks; if we expose ourselves, we will lose love, respect, and acceptance. As we grow up, we learn to make boundaries, create walls and put a façade around our feelings […]


Understanding Emotional Connections in a Relationship

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The success of our relationships depends mainly on how well we understand each other’s need for emotional connection. When it comes to relationships, especially romantic ones, most of us value connection above everything else. The emotional connection allows you to bond with your partner within a safe, healthy relationship that supports your growth and gives […]


How to Help a Teen Heal from Heartache

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On the Holms-Rahe Life Stress Inventory, a divorce or breakup of a long-term relationship ranks as the second most stressful life event, right after the death of a spouse. Separation or divorce in adults usually has the extreme emotional aftermath, especially when it involves children. However, breakups among young people can be equally disturbing. Often, […]


Are you an Enabler? Understanding Enabling Behavior

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Enabling behavior, simply put, keeps a person from dealing with the negative consequences of their actions. While it is natural to care for and help someone you love, be mindful of the fine line between being supportive of a loved one and enabling their behaviors. Different from supporting and helping, enabling means allowing the enabled […]


Toxic Codependent Relationships

Codependency in a relationship usually occurs when one of the partners has a Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) or Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). If your partner has either one of these personality disorders, you might find yourself stuck in a toxic codependent relationship. Codependents can also end up in toxic relationships with their family members, friends […]


Codependency in a Relationship

People with codependency issues usually form one-sided, emotionally damaging or even abusive relationships. Codependency usually leads to unhealthy patterns in communication, expectations, and behavior, damaging a person’s ability to have a healthy, fulfilling relationship. Co-dependent behavior is usually a result of growing up in a dysfunctional family – something we learn from our family members […]