Category Archives: Relationships

Emotional Relationship Boundaries

 Photo by Jean-Louis Zimmerman The Importance of Establishing Boundaries in Emotional Relationships This article written by John Stibbs came from the website Hidden Hurt, a UK site devoted to domestic abuse.  With his kind permission I offer it to you. A … Continue reading

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Passive Aggressive Behavior is Covert Abuse

Passive Aggressive Behavior: A Form of Covert Abuse Does passive aggressive behavior have a relationship to domestic abuse? by Cathy Meyer from the online journal Live About What do Passive Aggressive behavior and domestic abuse have in common? When someone … Continue reading

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Recovering From Relationship Codependency

Recovering From Relationship Codependency (Codependency Part Two) written by Randi G. Fine Originally published on  Life As A Human Codependency is an emotional disorder that begins forming in childhood, but it does not reveal itself until a person starts having … Continue reading

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Confusion and Disappointment of Love Addiction

Confusion and Disappointment of Love Addiction (Codependency Part One) written by Randi G Fine, originally published  on  Life As A Human Have you ever believed that you could love someone enough to fix whatever is wrong in their life? Do … Continue reading

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Emotionally Needy Friends

Creating Boundaries With Needy Friends Article Written by Randi G. Fine, Narcissistic Abuse Expert Friendship is one of life’s greatest gifts. It is a fulfilling relationship that is shared by two people who care about each other, trust each other, … Continue reading

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What Love Is What Love Is Not

Photo by Roger H. Goun, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License Love Is, Love Is Not by Randi G. Fine Love is gentle, love is kind. Love is freeing and edifying. Love is respectful. Love is understanding and selfless. Love is … Continue reading

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Narcissistic Intermittent Good Bad Reinforcement

The Narcissist’s One Trick That Can Keep Us Hooked Forever By The Minds Journal Editorial Casinos know it. Animal trainers count on it. Narcissists have perfected it It’s the powerful emotional tool known as intermittent reinforcement, and when used correctly, … Continue reading

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Breaking Up With a Narcissist

Image Source Breaking Up With a Narcissist Ending a relationship with someone with whom you were emotionally invested is always painful. But realizing that the relationship you thought you had never existed and that you meant nothing at all to … Continue reading

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How to Save Your Marriage in Three Easy Steps

This marriage was in jeopardy and the husband saved it. So simple yet so profound. A great lesson for all of us – a must watch.

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Five Gaslighting Techniques Used by Narcissists

Image Source Gaslighting/Ambient Abuse Excerpt from Randi Fine’s Book, Close Encounters of the Worst Kind: The Narcissistic Abuse Survivors Guide to Healing Gaslighting is one of the most insidious forms of psychological abuse used by narcissists. The term comes from … Continue reading

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