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How to Spot Narcissistic Abuse

Narcissists don’t really love themselves, but are driven by shame. Their coping mechanisms are abusive and damage relationships and loved ones–hence the term, “narcissistic abuse.”
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When Someone You Love Is an Alcoholic or Addict

Living with an addict can be a living hell. Trying to help can often make matters worse. Find out what you can do to make a difference.
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Is Your Partner Passive-aggressive?

Passive-aggressive try to block whatever it is you want. You feel their unspoken anger. Learn the signs and what you can do.
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The Truth About Abusers, Abuse, and What to Do

Abusers seek control because they're insecure, despite any outer success. Learn to spot them and what to do.
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Do You Love a Narcissist?

It’s easy to fall in love with narcissists. They cast a spell, but once you're hooked, the relationship revolves around them, and things change for the worse.
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Are You Being Manipulated?

Manipulation is veiled influence or hostility that may seem benign, friendly, or flattering. It can be hard to detect and know how to respond, unless you can spot the signs.
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Forms of Emotional and Verbal Abuse You May Be Overlooking

There's much more abuse than the 3,000,000 domestic violence cases reported yearly. Emotional abuse precedes violence but is often unnoticed and rarely discussed. Learn to spot it.
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Is Your Relationship Toxic?

You may not realize your relationship is harming you or be able to leave. Find out the symptoms, whether there's hope for change, and steps you can put into action.