How Can I Be More Assertive?

Being assertive is easier when you have the right attitude.

More Questions About the Inner Critic

Our inner critic voice developed in childhood, but we can learn to be in charge of how it affects our lives today.

Red Flags for Emotional Caretakers--Part One

It may be difficult to notice the red flags that manipulators give out when you first meet them. Here are some things to look for.

Four Steps to Deal with Your Inner Critic

The voice of the Inner Critic can become a tyrant rather than a help. Learn to take control of that voice and improve your self-esteem.

How to Stop Getting Bullied

We help our children deal with bullies, but are you dealing effectively with a borderline or narcissist bully in your life?

The Five Keys to Mindful Loving

Is your relationship what you want it to be? Is it truly loving and respectful for both of you? Learn about the 5 A's of mindful loving. How does your relationship compare?

Finding Your Deepest Yearnings

Taking the time from your daily worries and concerns about work, other people, finances, etc. and giving yourself time to really focus in on what is really important to you is more than worth it. It gives you a strong compass point to follow that will take you where you REALLY want to go.

When Relationships Are Based on Manipulation

Emotional caretakers are easily manipulated into giving more and putting up with more in negative relationships. Are you selling yourself short by giving too much to others and not taking care of your own needs?

Getting Out of an Addictive Relationship

Only by being aware and present in your interactions can you collect the information you need to make your relationships reflect the best of who you are and who you want to be. Fantasy, delusion and denial only lead you to addictive, needy relationships.

If BPD is Biologically Based, What Then?

New research indicates that borderline personality disorder is primarily a neurobiological brain dysfunction, not as much learned as inherited. What does this mean for family members who want to be able to change or fix the disorder in their loved one?

How to Free Yourself From a Manipulator

Letting go of an emotional manipulator isn't easy, but you can do it.

Are You Married to a Narcissist?

Being married to a narcissist can be confusing, unbalancing, frustrating and overwhelming. Here's what you can do about it.