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5 Things You Don’t Realize He’s Doing Because He’s A Narcissist

God & ManA narcissist is not just someone who is vain or self-absorbed. Narcissists cause actual emotional harm to their friends, partners, family members...

The Liminal Space Between Heartbreak And Healing: 7 Steps To Get...

God & ManA liminal space is a transitional or transformative space – a state between two clearly defined boundaries. The word liminal is derived...

5 Signs You Have White Knight Syndrome: Playing The Rescuer In...

God & Man What Is White Knight Syndrome? White knight syndrome is a term used to describe someone who feels compelled to “rescue” people in intimate...

The Dollhouse: 5 Roles You Play In A Narcissist’s ‘Harem’ Or...

God & ManNarcissists are fickle creatures; they love shiny objects and they love to replace them just as swiftly as they’ve obtained them. They...

Why Do People Lie? 7 Major Reasons For Deception

God & ManDeception comes in many forms, and lying is just one of them. According to author Pamela Meyer, author of Liespotting: Proven Techniques...

5 Reasons Why People Attempt Suicide

This article contains sensitive or potentially triggering content related to suicide. If you are struggling with suicidal ideation, please call the National Suicide Prevention...

What Dialectical Behavior Therapy Is And How It Can Save Your...

Quote CatalogDo you feel like regular talk therapy falls short of dealing with the problems in your life? If you have a history of...

For All The Women Broken By An Emotionally Abusive Relationship

Richard TorresI want you to savor the beauty of your solitude, no matter what your relationship status. I want you to be a fighter...

I Am Actually Living Carrie Bradshaw’s Life – But Here’s What’s...

Author’s own image. @selfcarewarriorOne of the most common complaints I see about Sex and the City is how “unrealistic” it is. And certainly, there...

10 Things People Don’t Realize You’re Doing Because You’re An INFJ

God & ManThe INFJ (standing for Introversion, Intuition, Feeling, Judgment) is the rarest personality type of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, making up only 1-2%...

Sometimes, It’s Better To Be Alone

God & Man It’s easy to get drawn into society’s lie that having a partner is the one and only way to be...

Self-Harm: Self-Care Strategies For Healing And Recovery

Hugo Coelho This article contains sensitive or potentially triggering content related to self-harm. If you are struggling with self-harm or experiencing suicidal ideation,...

Love Or Limerence? 11 Signs You’re In A Fantasy Relationship

God & ManLovesick. Longing. Limerent. In 1979, Psychologist Dorothy Tennov first coined the term “limerence” in her book Love and Limerence: The Experience of...

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: The Mind On Replay

It’s common for one to joke, “It’s my OCD!” or “I just have OCD about these sorts of things,” but the reality of Obsessive-Compulsive...

5 Seriously Fucked Up Ways Covert Narcissists And Sociopaths Destroy You

God & ManWhen it comes to reading articles about narcissists and sociopaths, most of us are all familiar with terms like gaslighting, projection and...

5 Powerful Differences Between Twin Flames And False Twin Flames

God & Man“According to Greek mythology, humans were originally created with four arms,  four legs and a head with two faces. Fearing their power,...

111 Fiery Conversation Starters And Topics To Ignite Your Dates And...

God & ManLet’s face it, small talk is boring and often reveals nothing about a person at the onset of getting to know them...

5 Signs You’re In A Destructive Trauma Bond With A Toxic...

God & ManA trauma bond is a bond that forms due to intense, emotional experiences, usually with a toxic person. Similar to Stockholm Syndrome,...

Children Of Overprotective Parents Do These 11 Things In Adulthood

God & ManBeing the child of overprotective parents can be a brutal ordeal that affects not only early development but our behavior, habits and...

Why Smart Women Fall For Sociopaths, Narcissists And Psychopaths

God & ManThere is a misconception that smart women in our society don’t fall for sociopaths or narcissists. Yet over the course of five...

How To Forgive Yourself For Something You Shouldn’t Have To Forgive...

Luke GottliebThere are many legitimate things people can work on forgiving themselves for – from minor mistakes to major mishaps. Yet so many of...

Stonewalling And The Silent Treatment: When The Narcissist’s Silence Is Deafening

God & ManHas your partner, friend or family member ever ignored you when you tried to have an important discussion or addressed something significant...

What Is Histrionic Personality Disorder?

God & ManHave you ever met someone that seemed to be highly emotional, theatrical, dramatic, obsessed with their appearance and overly seductive in their...

9 Things People Don’t Realize You’re Doing Because You’ve Been Abused...

Aaron Anderson1. Constantly doubting your self-worth. Where once you were self-confident and assured, you are now in people-pleasing mode. Your friends and family notice...

This Is How You Break Up With A Narcissist – For...

iStockphoto / Lechat NoirAs an author who writes about emotional abuse, I am often asked by readers how to break up with a narcissist...

7 Ways Emotional Vampires Drain Empaths And Highly Sensitive People

Aaron AndersonWe’ve all heard the term “emotional vampire,” but what does it really mean? I consider “emotional vampire” to be a colloquial term for...

For The Girls Who Do Not Fear Wolves

Paolo RaeliWhen Little Red Riding HoodDefeats the wolf –When the lamb becomes the lion –Everyone acts surprised. As if they did not see her coming.As...

50 Questions You Must Ask Yourself If You Think You’re In...

Thought.isIt is a common misconception that abuse has to be physical in order to be impactful. Yet some of the most devastating forms of...

3 Reasons Why INFJs Are The Favorite Targets Of Narcissists

God & ManAnyone can be the target of a narcissistic, toxic person. Yet INFJs, touted to be the rarest Myers-Briggs personality type, tend to...

The Narcissistic Conspiracy: Scapegoating, Smear Campaigns And Black Sheep – How...

God & ManWhen we speak about narcissism, we often focus on the individual. He or she is narcissistic. He or she is a victim...

The Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing: How To Spot A Covert Narcissist...

God & ManI’ve come across many convincing predators in my lifetime, but perhaps none are more skilled and dangerous than the proverbial wolf in...

111 Loaded Questions That Reveal Someone’s Biggest Insecurities, Vulnerabilities And Emotional...

God & ManA loaded question is one that is ripe with assumption and the ability to unravel someone’s deepest desires, vulnerabilities and emotional baggage....

PTSD And Complex PTSD: What Happens When You’ve Lived In A...

Nastia Cloutier-IgnatievNormally when we think about “PTSD,” our minds jump to those who’ve been in combat. While it is certainly an issue for those...

From Learned Helplessness To Hopefulness: How To Overcome Emotional Paralysis And...

Quote CatalogThose who are taught by their life circumstances that they will continue to be terrorized despite their efforts to overcome adversity might give...

What Avoidant Personality Disorder Really Is, And What To Know If...

God & ManAvoidance of social interactions and intimate relationships. Excessive feelings of low self-esteem, shame and inadequacy. Withdrawal from situations where one is likely...

11 Things I Learned About Narcissists And Sociopaths By Age 27...

Quote Catalog“How can you be so young and know so much about narcissism and psychopathy?” I’ve been met with this question frequently as an...

7 Things People Don’t Realize You’re Doing Because You’re The Child...

God & ManBeing the child of a narcissistic parent is one of the most heartbreaking and traumatizing things a person can go through. Not...

The Art of The Narcissist’s Subtle Sabotage: How Predators Set Up,...

Alex StoddardToxic people like narcissists and sociopaths destroy everything and anything in their path. On a larger scale, they ruin entire lives. Everything ranging...

Why Do People Believe Narcissists Rather Than Their Victims?

Ali MorshedlouIt’s a head-scratcher and perhaps you’ve been here before. You gain insight into who the narcissist really is, but because narcissists have enablers...

This Is When She’ll Leave You – And Never Look Back

Jesse HerzogShe’ll leave you when she’s finally had enough. She’ll leave the false promises for the hard, acidic truth. She’ll swallow the bitter reality...

The Real Reason You ‘Miss’ The Narcissist – And What You...

Wendy LiuOn the No Contact journey from a narcissistic abuser, our victories should be celebrated. Whether we’ve remained no contact with our former partner...

11 Sickening Signs You’re Dealing With A Sneaky Female Narcissist

God & Man1. She can’t stand not being the center of attention. This is someone who continually hogs the limelight, especially from someone she...

24 Powerful Valentine’s Day Reminders If You’re Healing From A Toxic...

Thomas BrandSurvivors of emotional abuse, especially the type perpetrated by malignant narcissists or otherwise toxic partners, can struggle on a holiday like Valentine’s Day....

27 Survivors Reveal The Sickest, Most Twisted Thing A Narcissist Did...

Brooke ShadenWe all know that malignant narcissists like to provoke, taunt and destroy people – all with clean hands. But what are some of...

This Is What It REALLY Means To Go No Contact With...

God & ManWhat No Contact Really Is – And What It Isn’t No Contact is not a game or a ploy to get a person...

3 Sneaky Techniques Covert Narcissists Use To Disarm And Demean You

God & ManWe’re all familiar with loud, bold, and overly confident overt narcissists. These types of narcissists are visibly grandiose, aggressively posturing their superiority for all...

The Most Powerful Women Are Always The Ones You Don’t See...

Jeff IsyThe most powerful women aren’t always the ones who seem overtly bold or assertive, though they certainly can be. They aren’t always the...

11 Signs You’re A Narcissist’s Worst Nightmare

God & Man1. You used the pain they gave you as fuel to create your greatest victories. Whatever adversity you went through due to this...

What If You’re The Narcissist?

Thought.isOne of the most popular questions I receive from survivors of narcissistic abuse is, “But what if I am the narcissist? How would I...

The Dark Side Of Being An Empath: 5 Powerful Ways The...

Audrey ReidWhat is an Empath? You may have heard the term “empath” before. But what does it actually mean?  Is there any scientific basis for...

5 Disturbing Ways Narcissists Use Social Media To Terrorize Their Victims

God & ManSocial media has been blamed for breeding narcissists, but the fact of the matter is, narcissists have always existed. Social media has...

There Is No Such Thing As A ‘Perfect’ Rape Victim –...

Thought.isThe #MeToo movement has not only unraveled the prevalence of sexual assault, it’s also uncovered deeply ingrained problematic and disturbing victim-shaming myths in our...

Love-Bombing Is Crack Cocaine: The Addictive Cycle Of Narcissistic Abuse

IlbuscaHighly skilled manipulators know how to seduce their prey – even without ever touching them. They are skilled wordsmiths and psychological puppeteers, pulling the...

50 Devious Habits Of Highly Toxic People (And Why They Do...

Coffee and MilkToxicity exists on a spectrum. People who engage in a few of these behaviors in certain circumstances are not always malignant predators....

The 5 Types Of Narcissists You’ll Meet On Tinder

Gabriel BakerOnline dating is a bit of a hunting ground for narcissists, but perhaps no dating app attracts more narcissists than one focused solely...

Narcissists Don’t Always Suffer From Low Self-Esteem – Malignant Ones Are...

Drew WilsonIt’s a common response I receive when I write articles about narcissists, even malignant narcissists who lack not only empathy but also remorse....

11 Badass Signs You’ve Moved On From Your Narcissistic Ex

Vince Perraud1. You feel little to no desire to reach out to them. Survivors of narcissistic abuse usually encounter a heavy period of detoxing from...

Why The Women Society Calls ‘Damaged’ Are The Most Powerful

This post originally appeared on WITCH magazine.God & Man Here is a truth you often don’t hear: traumatized women have the potential to become the...

5 Qualities Malignant Narcissists Look For In Their Victims – And...

Elliott DunningBeing abused by a narcissist is never a victim’s fault, in any shape, way, or form. Anyone can be a target for an...

9 Ways Children Of Narcissistic Parents Love Differently

Thought.is1. We trust too easily and we don’t trust enough. The children of narcissists are taught that they live in a frightening world – one...

Emotionally Unavailable Jerk Or Malignant Narcissist? 5 Powerful Ways To Tell...

Timothy Paul Smith I often get asked, “How do I know if this person is a malignant narcissist or just an emotionally unavailable jerk?” All...

What’s It’s Like To Be An INFJ, In Other Words, A...

Mohammed MetriIf you’re at all into learning more about personality types, you’ve probably run across descriptions of the INFJ before. INFJs are touted as...

The Truth About Dating After Narcissistic Abuse That Every Survivor Needs...

autumnbphotoDating itself can be a disaster zone especially in the digital age. Welcome to modern romance, where hookup culture reigns, the ease of dating...

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