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Better living through recognizing gaslighting and treating ADHD and anxiety.
Stephanie A. Sarkis Ph.D.
Attribution bias may be (falsely) telling you that you don't need to wear a mask during the COVID-19 pandemic. That would be a big mistake.
Have you ever brought up your partner's past behavior when you were arguing? If so, you may have fallen victim to availability bias.
You need to take excellent care of yourself right now, more than ever. Here's how to do it.
Another 6 million people are predicted to lose their jobs in the next few months. Learn how to cope when your life has been turned upside-down by sudden unemployment.
Just last month, you had freedom from your narcissist parent. But now you are stuck in the house with them 24/7. Learn how to cope.
You may be experiencing levels of extreme stress. It is OK to not be OK right now. Read on for how to help soothe yourself during what seems like an impossible situation.
More ways you can parent effectively and maintain a sense of normalcy during this period of great change.
With the coronavirus pandemic, we are in a time of great unknowns. How do you answer kids' questions and maintain some level of normalcy at home? Learn from my experience.
Out in the dating world, you need to pay attention to red flags—especially on a first date. Learn what to look for and know when to leave.
Wondering how to get the most out of journaling? Look to these eight journaling techniques to improve your mental health and reduce stress.
Journaling is a scientifically proven way of improving your mind and your body. Learn some of the basics to achieve improved well-being.
It's okay to not be okay during the holidays. Many people feel the same way that you do —they just don't talk about it.
If you have vivid dreams or nightmares like me, I'll let you in on a secret that makes sleep more restful. Stop nightmares in their tracks with this lucid dreaming technique.
You can actually enjoy the holidays, even if you have a gaslighter/narcissist in your life. It just takes some planning.
You're living the life of a digital nomad. It's everything you've wanted. So why isn't everything great Learn how you can keep up your mental well-being while being on the road.
People tend overestimate their knowledge when they have a cognitive bias, called the Dunning-Kruger effect. What can you do about people who just won't listen to reason?
You raised your child to be independent, but you may still feel a deep sense of loss when he or she moves away. Learn how to cope with your redefined role as parent and partner.
Gaslighters and narcissists can cause emotional and physical scars. They may have also impacted you in ways that you don't realize yet.
Rebuilding after a gaslighting or narcissistic relationship can seem like a huge mountain to climb. Learn how to cope and help yourself heal.
Economic (financial) abuse is one of the "hidden" forms of abuse. Is your partner controlling your finances or sabotaging your job in order to gain power and isolate you?
Gaslighters love to tell you that everyone else agrees with their criticisms of you. This is a tactic used to gain control and power.
Why do some people chronically cheat? And why are they more likely to be gaslighters and narcissists?
You've lost a pet and it feels like your life has turned upside-down. I'll tell you what has helped me through the deaths of Toby and Lucy. Pets are our hearts.
Your partner may have some signs of a gaslighter, or even just a couple. How do you know you've reached the point when you need to leave?
Gaslighters make gift giving a frustrating, maddening process, even when your gift is for your family member or friend, not his or her gaslighting partner.
Part 3 of the difference between gaslighting and poor communication in a relationship. Think motive and intent.
Part Two: Continuing to unravel what makes up a gaslighting relationship versus what is just poor communication between partners.
When are you in a gaslighting relationship, and when do you just have bad communication with your partner? Intent and motive are key.
We see motivational quotes all the time. "Do your best." "Progress is progress." But there are some motivational quotes that can push us to burnout.
What's the best new years resolution you can make? Practicing good self-care. You and your loved ones will benefit.
Stephanie Moulton Sarkis, Ph.D., N.C.C., D.C.M.H.S., L.M.H.C., is the author of Gaslighting: Recognize Manipulative and Emotionally Abusive People—and Break Free.
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