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After the Narcissistic Parent

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It’s Narcissist Friday! A friend asked me to go with him to see his mother as she lay dying in the hospital.  He wanted me to reassure her about her faith.  He may also have wanted me to understand...
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Too many people have parents who did not/could not love them, for whatever reason. Unlike Hollywood, there are rarely deathbed apologies and reconciliation from the abuser.

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Domestic Violence in the spotlight at last

Domestic Violence in the spotlight at last | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

Justin Lee Collins's court case has attracted much media interest. But does a high-profile case like this help campaigners?


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CRAZY LOVE: Unavailable People in Relationships

CRAZY LOVE:  Unavailable People in Relationships | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

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If you want to be in a relationship, you need to be with someone who is capable of showing up and participating in that relationship. So many of us want to be in relationships so badly that we overlook someones capacity to have one.

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Healing and Hope: Am I the Abusive One?

Am I the Abusive One?

Living with an angry and controlling partner can become a twisted world where bad is good, down is up, and wrong is right. Many women over the years have said to me, “My partner tells me that I’m the one abusing him. He has said it so many times that I start to wonder if he’s right. How do I know if it’s him or me?”

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Stop Pumping Them Up! They’re Really Just Not That Special! | Baggage Reclaim

Stop Pumping Them Up! They’re Really Just Not That Special! | Baggage Reclaim | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
At a time of year when many of us find an excuse to act a little (or a lot crackers) by using Christmas/the holidays to reach out or accept contact from exes,...
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OCPD - Scattered Thoughts from the Front Lines: This Time It's Personal

OCPD - Scattered Thoughts from the Front Lines: This Time It's Personal | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

See, sometimes if WE don't learn to say no, the body says it for us, by getting sick. Or we swallow our feelings with alcohol, drugs, food, sex, shopping...

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10 Ways We Hurt Our Romantic Relationships

10 Ways We Hurt Our Romantic Relationships | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

It's not easy to have a great relationship with your boy/girlfriend, partner, or spouse.  But it’s not impossible, either — it takes some work, of course, but it’s good work, work that’s a joy when everything comes together.

 

A lot of times, though, the work isn’t enough. We get in our own way with ideas and attitudes about relationships that are not only wrong, but often work to undermine our relationships no matter how hard we work at it.

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My Mother In Law is Still Sitting Between Us...: Merry Hoarding Holidays! (Lengthy and worth it)

My Mother In Law is Still Sitting Between Us...: Merry Hoarding Holidays! (Lengthy and worth it) | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

So my parents came to our home this year for Xmas. They seem to come every other year. My mother is my HP [hoarding parent] and my father is the poor soul that has to put up with her crap.

 

My brother and I actually penned a letter to our father a couple of months ago about our concerns regarding HP. I shared that letter and his response with all of you. [On the COH board.] Both through subsequent emails and on the phone, my father assured me that she was "getting better" and that he was hopeful that they would be able to get the house cleaned by Spring, etc.

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Guy's comment, January 9, 2012 7:26 AM
Its like a sketch from a comedy film, but the reality is that it isn't funny. I feel for the poor father and the daughter.
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Tips for Making Changes and Moving On From a Toxic Relationship | Fitness Republic

Tips for Making Changes and Moving On From a Toxic Relationship | Fitness Republic | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Once you decide to move out of any type of toxic relationship there are some steps that you need to take. These steps will help you stay on a positive path that provides all the opportunities you will need to make the changes you desire.
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