Empathic people can be vulnerable to emotional manipulation. Maintaining healthy boundaries prevents exploitation and restores balance in a relationship.
These four strategies limit a narcissist’s ability to manipulate and emotionally abuse their targets.
Experiencing intense anxiety following emotional abandonment or mistreatment is common. Honoring the impact of the emotional abuse and working hard to understand it may help.
You want to get over a partner’s past actions, but your anxiety escalates when a similar situation comes up, and your partner accuses you of holding a grudge.
Childhood anxiety is on the rise. Helping your child learn to manage anxiety may be the best gift a parent can give.
When moving forward with a questionable partner, it may be necessary to resurrect boundaries to avoid being hurt again. How he responds to the boundary may tell you everything.
A narcissist treats acquaintances like gold & a partner with disdain. It’s common for him to put more energy into fluffing his own image than quality interactions with a loved one.
The hero/victim defense creates an altered reality in which a partner is constantly “innocent” and “honorable” despite his manipulative and unkind behavior.
A partner who accuses you of being insecure may be the one with deep and hidden insecurities.
The difference between an empathic approach and a sympathetic response may determine the amount of grit a child brings to the table in life.