toxic relationship

5 Bad Habits I Won't Repeat In A Relationship Again

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I broke my bad habits after I took a full year to be completely single and establish my self-worth, and fully love and accept myself and past mistakes.

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8 Changes You Should Never Make For A Partner (And How To Know If You Are)

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For example, when you start cutting friends out because of your partner, it's a sure-fire indicator that something isn't right here

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Ask Erin: My Sister's Boyfriend Is Coming Between Us

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That night, my sister's boyfriend sent me a text message saying “sweet dreams.”

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9 Super Subtle Signs Your Partner Is Gaslighting You 

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No, hun. You are not ‘too sensitive.’ But if your partner keeps saying that, you may be experiencing gaslighting.

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Why I Brag About My Divorce

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While I don’t introduce myself as “Hi I’m Nisha, and I’m divorced,” I do reveal this fact relatively quickly; actually, I brag about it.

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6 Signs Your Partner Is A Manipulative Person

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Being manipulative is so entrenched in my personality, I’m often unaware I’m even doing it until the dust has settled.

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I Was In An Abusive Relationship And I Had No Idea Until I Left

Whenever I saw my friends in emotionally abusive relationships, I was always the first person to object and tell them they could do better.

It’s going to take a while to build my self-esteem back up to where it was. But at least I know I can now recognize an emotionally abusive relationship.

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6 Unhealthy Behaviors That Create Drama In A Marriage

If relationship drama is starting to play out like a bad reality show, it’s time to start acknowledging negative behavior.

Of course, attention is key to maintaining a healthy relationship, but if relationship drama is starting to play out like a bad reality show, it’s time to start acknowledging negative behavior.

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Here’s How Being Cheated On Changes Who You Are

All of the other times I had been cheated on had altered my mind, and the way I thought. This one changed my heart.

I do sometimes spot “red flags” that aren’t actually there because I am expecting to be hurt. I get anxious if someone doesn’t call when they say they will.

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What Is Trauma Bonding?

That feeling isn't your fault. It's the direct result of a process known as trauma bonding, and understanding this is a crucial step toward setting yourself free.

The more you are aware of the process of trauma bonding, the more quickly you can identify and avoid falling into a narcissist's trap.

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