Because many codependents have become alienated from their feelings, the drama of an intimate relationship with someone addicted or mentally disordered can feel energizing or familiar if their childhood was similar.
Many expect sibling conflict and fighting. Hence, they typically overlook abuse and confuse it with sibling rivalry.
Real self-love encompasses loving our frailty and flaws. It’s beyond self-esteem, which is a self-evaluation. We totally accept ourselves.
Shame differs from embarrassment.
Undoubtedly the abuser and the relationship have positive aspects that we enjoy or miss, especially the early romance and good times.
It’s a shock to the heart whenever you care about someone who suddenly cuts you off without any explanation.
As adults, even if we’re successful in some areas, our emotional life isn’t easy.
Some attribute the decline in women’s happiness to the demands of work and motherhood, but research shows that working women and working mothers are happier.
Consider spiritual concepts, such as faith, surrender, truth, compassion, and love. As we practice these principals in our relationships, they have a synergistic effect, reinforcing one another and strengthening us.
Although women with traditional values are more content being homemakers, women cannot be assured of financial support from a husband.
A new survey by Dove reports that seven in ten girls are dissatisfied with their looks and/or their performance in school or in their relationships. Sadly, many engage in self-destructive behavior.
Most people react in ways that escalate abuse or play into the hands of the abuser and feel small and guilty, but retreat and allow unacceptable behavior.
By understanding and learning to trust the messages in your dreams, you are communicating with your true self, your soul, and God.
With practice, you can learn to communicate assertively, which will raise your self-esteem and self-assurance and improve your relationships and professional performance.
Take time out from your stress. Make time for yourself and find an activity that involves and relaxes you.
If you’ve been betrayed in a prior relationship or trust was a problem in your family growing up, then you’re apt to be on the lookout for signs of distrust.