Dysfunctional relationships

Warning Signs That You May be in a Toxic Relationship (Part 3) on @RTRLRadio

Warning Signs That You May be in a Toxic Relationship (Part 3) on @RTRLRadio
What happens when we choose to stay in a toxic relationship? What if you are married to a toxic person? How do you know if you should get a divorce? We do intensive research before buying a house, a car, or even a new stereo. Rarely to we take the same steps to make sure we are entering a healthy relationship. But relationships touch every aspect of our lives. They effect us emotionally, spiritually, and physically. Often we feel we're in too deep by the time we realize something is wrong. Once we suspect we're in a toxic relationship, we need to do some serious thinking. Choosing to rem...
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Warning Signs That You May be in a Toxic Relationship (Part 2) on @RTRLRadio

Warning Signs That You May be in a Toxic Relationship (Part 2) on @RTRLRadio
  How do we protect ourselves against toxic relationships? What are the warning signs of a toxic relationship? How do we know when to leave a toxic relationship? Toxic relationships are sneaky. When we first fall in love, it's easy to idealize our partner and ignore the red flags. We discussed some of these tell-tale signs in Part I of this series. Today we delve further into toxic relationships. How do we know if we're in a toxic relationship? Be aware of your and your partners behavior and look out for these patterns: You spend more time being unhappy than happy You find ...
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Why We Love Toxic Relationships And Unavailable Partners Part II—Orion Group Podcast

Why We Love Toxic Relationships And Unavailable Partners Part II—Orion Group Podcast
  Robert Dunn and I continue discussing my article 11 Specific Reasons Why We Love Toxic Relationships And Unavailable Partners on The Orion Group Podcast.  Toxic relationships are addictive, and just like with drugs, a person involved in a toxic relationship must go through a process of acceptance and recovery in order to heal and have a normal, healthy life. Often, people don't realize they are in a toxic relationship because they grew up in a dysfunctional household where unhealthy behaviors were the norm. If a person stays in this toxic relationship, it puts their emotional and ...
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11 All-Too-Real Things No One Tells You About Being In A Relationship

11 All-Too-Real Things No One Tells You About Being In A Relationship
Being with someone you love and care about is one of the best feelings you can experience. It’s normal to want to be loved and to want to be in a loving relationship that makes you feel valued and appreciated. But, much like having a baby, being married, or going through difficult life experiences, there is much that often goes unsaid about relationships, and this is applicable to even the best ones. It’s not our fault that we have this perspective. We receive so many subliminal and not so subliminal messages that everyone else’s relationships are going well, while we might feel we are stuck ...
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Stop Validating Your Feelings for the Wrong One

Stop Validating Your Feelings for the Wrong One
Why Validate for Someone who Invalidates You It's hard when you are in love and you are constantly trying to validate your feelings for someone who won't be definitive or specific with you about their feelings for you. When this happens, you question yourself and your worth because when you are in a relationship like this where the emotions and energy are one-sided, it is a constant roller coaster of ups and downs. (more…)
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