Unloved Daughters and the One Question You Must Stop Asking

It's the question that every daughter of an unloving mother wants answered but it's really a blind alley.

The Psychology of Watching April the Giraffe

What has so many people totally obsessed with a pregnant giraffe? Why can't they look away from April?

Unloved Daughters and Mourning the Mother You Deserved

Recovering from a pain-filled and difficult childhood is a long journey for most but there's one step that's often overlooked or ignored: Grieving for the mother you didn't have.

The Brutal Truth About 6 Types of "Quiet" Verbal Abuse

Most people associate verbal abuse with yelling and shouting and while that's sometimes true, it isn't always. Quiet abuse may actually do more damage.

6 Things You Need to Know About Empathy

What makes one person empathic and another not?

8 Strategies for Dealing With the Toxic People in Your Life

Are you in a relationship that actively makes you feel terrible about yourself? This primer will help you handle the toxic folks you encounter.

Should You Forgive Your Unloving Mother?

The ability to forgive is considered a sign of character and even strength. But is it always the right thing to do, especially when an unloving mother is involved?

The Long-Lasting Pain of Childhood Verbal Abuse

Research confirms that childhood psychological abuse does lasting, significant damage.

The Crisis of the Ailing Toxic Mother: Caretake or Run?

Much has been written about the "Sandwich" generation-but the daughter of an unloving or abusive mother faces a different, more complicated choice without easy answers...

Is He or She an Addict First? Or a Narcissist First?

When someone you love is addicted, your first impulse may be to offer all the support and empathy you can. But is this always the right thing to do?

Should You Salvage Your Relationship With Mom?

The plight of the unloved daughter remains a societal secret, kept under wraps and rarely acknowledged. But many of us don't get our emotional needs met in childhood.

5 Steps to Reclaim Your Life After a Bad Divorce

There's no question that divorce can be a pivotal event in your life. Here's what to do to help yourself recover.

Why It's So Hard to See This Form of Childhood Abuse

Our culture is resistant to the idea that some mothers actively undermine their children. That resistance doesn't mean it doesn't happen.

The 6 Talks a Couple Needs to Have Before Marriage

You and your partner should tackle these six important topics before you tie the knot.

Why Recovering From the Narcissist in Your Life Is So Hard

Getting over a failed relationship or going through a divorce is always hard, but when a narcissist is in the mix, the process is always more difficult.

Unloved Daughters: The Dance of Denial

Confronting painful childhood experiences is something many people resist, including those with complicated mother-daughter relationships.

The Communal Narcissist: Another Wolf Wearing a Sheep Outfit

This type of narcissist can be subtle and hard to spot. Here's where to look for them.

13 Essential Tips if You Are Divorcing a Narcissist

Divorce is hard enough under any circumstances, especially if there are children in the mix, but divorcing a narcissist can be hell on earth. Here's what you should prepare for.

Surviving Mother's Day: 5 Strategies to Get Through

Yes, it's supposed to be a celebration. But for some women and men, it's one of the most difficult days in the year.

6 Reasons It's Easy to Be Fooled by a Narcissist

What is it about these people? Why are we drawn to them only be smashed and broken? Why don't we see it coming? Here's why....

How Children of Unloving Mothers Can Find Self-Compassion

Why is it so hard to turn off that critical voice in your head? Taking a close look at self-criticism—and how self-compassion can help.
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4 Myths About How We Live Today

It will surprise you how many things you think are the norm in America aren't... Take a look and get informed...

5 Things Everyone Must Understand About Verbal Abuse

The lasting effects of verbal abuse shouldn't be understated. What science knows and you should too.

4 Behaviors That Unmask Narcissists

Sometimes, the narcissist in your life is pretty well-hidden. Absent the grandiosity, the need for admiration, and preening, the tiger shows his stripes when he fights.

5 Things Loving Parents Would Never Say

Being aware of your own behavior and how it can impact your child's development as well as practicing mindful and conscious parenting are key to raising emotionally healthy kids

4 Things Unloving Mothers Miss Out On

Unloved daughters focus on what they missed in childhood. But there's another, slightly counterintuitive, way of looking at the mother-daughter dynamic.

5 Things You Have to Stop Saying to People You Care About

It's time to consider whether some of your favorite sayings shouldn't be said at all. Keep your lemonade to yourself, would you? They're my lemons.....

6 Terrible Reasons for Anyone to Have A Child

The reasons we decide to become parents can have far-reaching effects on how we interact with our child or children, especially if they remain unexamined and unarticulated.

5 Ways to Defuse Holiday Stress

Is the thought of the holiday season getting you down or making you anxious? If so, you're not alone...

4 Things an Empath Never Says (and Neither Should You)

Sympathy and empathy are often used interchangeably but the truth is that they are very different processes on both a neurological and social level. And the difference matters.