KEY POINTS Ghosting is a common rejection strategy in professional and personal situations, because most people fear saying no. Ghosting doesn’t hurt feelings more than outright rejection, but it causes different and meaningful kinds of suffering. We owe each other clarity when we say no, but we don’t have to explain why. Why Ghosting May … Read more

  KEY POINTS Emotionally intelligent people are often magnets for narcissists. Understanding this dynamic can help emotionally intelligent people spot narcissistic tendencies before investing in a relationship. There are four phases of narcissistic manipulation: attraction, feeling small, sabotage, and countering manipulation with kindness. Many emotionally intelligent people often feel as if they are a magnet for narcissists. … Read more

Learning how to leave a toxic relationship is never as easy as saying, “Hit the road, Jack!” – especially not when you are in love with your partner. If you’ve been in a toxic relationship, you know exactly how emotionally, physically, and mentally exhausting they can be. But if a toxic relationship is so taxing, … Read more

By Sarah Griffiths 27th June 2022 [This article first appeared on at https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20220624-why-criticism-lasts-longer-than-praise] Most of us are subjected to insults, sarcastic comments or bad feedback in our everyday lives. But we weren’t built to deal with torrents of criticism. As children we are often told that sticks and stones can break bones, but words can … Read more

Relationship Check Up A healthy relationship means that both members of the couple are… 1. Communicating with each other: Talking about problems without screaming and shouting; listening to each other, and respecting their viewpoint; being willing to adapt, and to sometimes change their mind. 2. Showing respect for one another: Valuing the other person’s culture, … Read more

How touch influences who we are attracted to 09 NOVEMBER 2021|LOVE & SEX The reason that some people demand attention while others are happier by themselves reveals a little about the inner workings of the romantic, social, and parental relationships we form. According to Attachment Theory in developmental psychology, our childhood shapes how we seek … Read more

The original article can be found here: https://natashaadamo.com/trauma-bonding/ TRAUMA BONDING: HOW TO RELEASE A TRAUMA BOND You may feel pretty crazy over there in your trauma bonded trance for someone who mistreated you, but know there are people actually eating dirt out there and making more sense than some of the well-meaning advice I heard … Read more

  When romantic souvenirs are selfish not sentimental. [The original article was posted Sep 01, 2020 and can be found here https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/why-bad-looks-good/202009/why-narcissists-keep-trophies-past-relationships ] You spot your ex-flame and a new partner walking into a restaurant a year after you broke up. You can see from across the room that he is still sporting the expensive, … Read more

BIFF: 4 Ways to Respond to Hostile Comments Get respect with responses that are brief, informative, friendly, and firm. Posted Sep 30, 2018 Hostile comments can show up anywhere, including in emails, letters, on Facebook, comments to internet articles, and in-person. Should you ignore them? React in the same hostile tone? Or is there a … Read more