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» Why Do We Stay In An Unhealthy Relationship? - Mental Health Awareness

» Why Do We Stay In An Unhealthy Relationship? - Mental Health Awareness | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Is love really enough? I often hear people say "I love him/her" even if their relationship is harmful, abusive or unhealthy. They stay in this relationship f
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» Drama and Chaos in Relationships - The Impact of Sex Addiction

» Drama and Chaos in Relationships  - The Impact of Sex Addiction | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
When drama characterizes a relationship it is often because drama has become a drug in its own right. For sex addicts high drama relationships ..
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NAMI | Depression Risk Factor Can Be "Contagious," Study Finds

NAMI | Depression Risk Factor Can Be "Contagious," Study Finds | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest nonprofit, grassroots mental health education, advocacy and support organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness,...
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» No Dumping Allowed: Dealing With Family Get-Togethers In 3 Steps - Therapy Soup

» No Dumping Allowed: Dealing With Family Get-Togethers In 3 Steps - Therapy Soup | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Sometimes having a well thought out No Dumping policy (and action plan) is best for family get-togethers, especially at holiday time.
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Leslie Morgan Steiner: Why domestic violence victims don't leave | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Leslie Morgan Steiner was in “crazy love” -- that is, madly in love with a man who routinely abused her and threatened her life.

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Relationships That Hurt: When Enough Is Enough | Tiny Buddha

Relationships That Hurt: When Enough Is Enough | Tiny Buddha | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
It can be tough to see things for what they are when we’re emotionally involved and invested. These 3 questions may help you ascertain if enough is enough.
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Can anxiety kill your ability to love? - CNN.com

Can anxiety kill your ability to love? - CNN.com | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Daniel Smith: Anxiety is a wily, reactive affliction; it recedes in response to positive life events but it seldom recedes for long.
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» Many Helicopter Moms Prone to Crash and Burn - Psych Central News

» Many Helicopter Moms Prone to Crash and Burn   - Psych Central News | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

In a nation of supermoms and tiger moms, experts hope a new study may cause some to take notice as researchers have found that an intensive parenting style may damage a mother’s mental health.

 

Study authors surmise that mothers may think that an aggressive and domineering style makes them better mothers, so they are willing to sacrifice their own mental health to enhance their children’s cognitive, social and emotional outcomes.

 

“In reality, intensive parenting may have the opposite effect on children from what parents intend,” the authors said.


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Perfectionism: How It Could Be Damaging Your Career

Perfectionism: How It Could Be Damaging Your Career | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
I work with successful professionals who've achieved great things, but more often than not, these high achievers demonstrate one key trait that wreaks havoc on their lives and work: perfectionism.
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Blog | Tiny Buddha: Wisdom Quotes, Letting Go, Letting Happiness In

Blog | Tiny Buddha: Wisdom Quotes, Letting Go, Letting Happiness In | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

...To be perfectly clear, I’ve always been an emotional person. You know—touchy feely, crying when Old Yeller died, etc.

 

But being emotional and emotionally connected to self are two completely different things.

 

Being emotional meant I took everything personally. This made intense relationships with the opposite sex agonizing. Every little argument meant she didn’t love me and was walking out the door...

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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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» Toxic Couple Relationships – Intensity, Destabilizing Tactics & Preconceived Perceptions (2 of 3) - Neuroscience and Relationships

» Toxic Couple Relationships – Intensity, Destabilizing Tactics & Preconceived Perceptions (2 of 3) - Neuroscience and Relationships | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

... Both hold beliefs that question their own or partner’s worth and capabilities. For example:

 

Both may feel the other is controlling them in some way.

 

Both may view themselves as always ‘giving in’ to let other have their way.

 

Both may view themselves as either mistreated or unappreciated by their partner, with little or no hope that the other can or will change.

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» The Harmful Effects of Toxic Stress on You & Your Children - World of Psychology

» The Harmful Effects of Toxic Stress on You & Your Children - World of Psychology | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
You aren't doing your kids any favors by staying in an unhealthy marriage.
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Infographic: The Truth About Adverse Childhood Experience. #ACES

Infographic: The Truth About Adverse Childhood Experience. #ACES | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Learn about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
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Mothers' Behavior during Playtime Linked to Young Children's Engagement with Them

Mothers' Behavior during Playtime Linked to Young Children's Engagement with Them | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Affectionate, less controlling mothers have strongest relationships with their children, says research from the University of Missouri.
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Socially Isolated Rats are More Vulnerable to Addiction

Socially Isolated Rats are More Vulnerable to Addiction | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Rats that are socially isolated during a critical period of adolescence are more vulnerable to addiction to amphetamine and alcohol, found researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.

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OCPD - Scattered Thoughts from the Front Lines: Empathy vs. Sympathy vs. File Not Found

OCPD - Scattered Thoughts from the Front Lines: Empathy vs. Sympathy vs. File Not Found | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

When we say we want a partner to demonstrate empathy, is perhaps what we really mean  sympathy?

 

The point has been made by some of my friends battling OCPD is that it's not that they necessarily lack empathy (though sometimes they do). In fact, when someone they love is hurting, they are often all knotted up inside, hurting with and for their partner, but often, none of that shows on the outside.

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Is There Such Thing as Too Much Empathy? - Addiction Recovery

Is There Such Thing as Too Much Empathy? - Addiction Recovery | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

A critical task of addiction recovery is restoring empathy. By sharing stories and reaching out to help others in recovery, addicts gradually repair the empathy deficits caused by drug and alcohol abuse. But is it possible to have too much empathy? When does being “too nice” become a problem?...

 

Keeping Empathy in Check
When empathy goes into overdrive, people put themselves at risk for mental health problems such as anxiety and depression and physical complications such as heart disease and high blood pressure....

 

By DAVID SACK, M.D.


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Child's psychological mistreatment may be subtle but harmful: study

Child's psychological mistreatment may be subtle but harmful: study | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

The child who is routinely yelled at, demeaned, ridiculed, ignored or terrorized by a parent may bear no outward signs of abuse. But abused he is, and the negative consequences for the child's mental health as well as his future relationships and sense of self-worth are generally significant, says a new clinical report from the nation's pediatricians.


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Cultivating Mindful Work Relationships | The Hand

“Hell is other people,” wrote the French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre. He was right, but only half right. The other half is, “Heaven is other people, too.” To work in an organization necessarily means working with other people — coworkers, bosses, customers, vendors, the public. Our relationships with other people are what give us most of our headaches — but these relationships can also give us much joy.

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I would add, however, that if the difficult person is mentally ill, all the mindfulness in the world won't turn a relationship with a boss, employer, or co-worker into a healthy one. It can help, but it won't cure.
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The Trouble With Feeling Owed After a Relationship ‘Investment’ Goes Sour | Baggage Reclaim

The Trouble With Feeling Owed After a Relationship ‘Investment’ Goes Sour | Baggage Reclaim | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
I've heard from more than a few readers recently who are feeling resentful after being in a relationship where they feel that they gave and gave and gave and...
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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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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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