The best insurance against jealousy and envy are to increase your self-esteem.
Has setting limits not worked? Despite your efforts, are your boundaries often ignored? It’s frustrating, but it’s not always the other person’s fault. Here’s why and what to do.
They’re basically obstructionist, and try to block whatever it is you want.
—Getting hit by a love bomb feels glorious! The lavish attention and affection seems to answer our prayers. We’ve found Mr. or Ms. Right―our soul mate; unsuspecting that we’ve been targeted by a narcissist. The bomber abruptly changes colors and loses interest, and our dream comes crashing down. The rejection is excruciating, especially at the…
Codependents have underlying internalized shame, which fosters a guilty conscience. They’re especially hard on themselves and may suffer from frequent bouts of unrelenting, false guilt.
Anxiety is typically characterized by obsessive worry and an inability to concentrate that may affect our sleep.
Codependency and depression can be caused by growing up in a dysfunctional family that’s marked by abuse, control, conflict, emotional abandonment, divorce, or illness.
As with all feelings, loneliness is worsened by resistance and self- judgment.
Most people start to feel better 11 weeks following rejection and report a sense of personal growth; similarly, after divorce, partners start to feel better after months, not years.
Self-esteem not only affects how we think about ourselves, but also how much love we’re able to receive and how we treat others, especially in intimate relationships.
Partners of narcissists feel betrayed that the considerate, attentive and romantic person they fell in love with disappeared as time went on.
If you’re in a relationship with an abuser or a narcissist, it’s important to get outside support to understand clearly what’s going on, to rebuild your self-esteem and confidence, and to learn to communicate effectively and set boundaries.
Try new things, even though you don’t believe you’re good at it! Discover you can learn and improve with practice. This is the master key that unlocks many doors.
Trauma can be emotional, physical, or environmental, and can range from experiencing a fire to emotional neglect.
Existential emptiness is a universal response to the human condition – how we find personal meaning in the face of a finite existence.
Sometimes we must forgive ourselves before we’re ready to forgive someone else.