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Toxic Relationship

12 Signs You're In A Toxic Relationship Without Realizing It

Bustle | Brittany Wong | Posted 03.01.2016 | Divorce

Sometimes it can be hard to tell if the person you're dating is wrong for you — especially if you've been together a long time. You might think that...

9 Signs You're In Love With A Narcissist

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 03.30.2015 | Divorce

Narcissists are appealing for good reason: they're charming, compelling and don't hold back on the compliments. By the time you realize just how toxic...

The Best Way To Handle Your Family Dysfunction

OWN | Posted 12.15.2014 | OWN

For many of us, our most dysfunctional relationships are with the people we love most, our family members. Progressive spiritual leader Rob Bell, bes...

7 Tips to Avoid Toxic Relationships

Karen Salmansohn | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Salmansohn

Having "been there, dated that," I wanted to offer up right here, right now seven quickie empowering tips from the book which helped me break my pattern -- in order to help both men and women break theirs.

How To Spice Up Your Marriage When You Absolutely Hate Each Other

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 04.14.2014 | Divorce

When you've been in a terrible relationship for years and years, how exactly do you find a way to keep that spark of hatred alive? If you're the co...

Escaping a Toxic Environment

Natalie Thomas | Posted 10.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Natalie Thomas

While unhealthy intimate unions can wreak havoc on the psyche and may inform the way in which we treat others, it's usually an insular thing. Group dysfunction, however, is far-reaching and often much more dangerous.

My Chat with The Single Woman

Jill Knapp | Posted 10.08.2012 | Women
Jill Knapp

In 2009, a young woman living in Tennessee went through a terrible break-up from an emotionally abusive man. This woman emerged with strength to become what over 480,000 Twitter followers unmistakably recognize her as today: "The Single Woman."

Hollywood is Trying to Kill Me

Ethlie Ann Vare | Posted 07.10.2012 | Women
Ethlie Ann Vare

Popular culture doesn't simply condone love addiction; it teaches us how to do it.

The Love of a Good Woman Will Not Change a Bad Man

Kristen Houghton | Posted 06.30.2012 | Women
Kristen Houghton

Even the sanest, most reasonable women among us seem to have the idea that their love, patience and support will save someone who can't or won't save himself.

Toxic Venting: When To Stop Listening

Judith Acosta, LISW, CCH | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Acosta, LISW, CCH

Good listening seeks to understand, but it is not always silent, and it does not automatically dismiss accountability. As a result, it is decidedly not what some people are looking for: a toxic dump site.

12 Ways To Recover From An Emotional Affair

Therese Borchard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

Jimmy Carter isn't the only one with lust in his heart. I receive a handful of e-mails a day from my readers who are either stuck in an emotional affa...