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Stonewalling: Disastrous to Your Marriage

We’ve talked about killer behaviors when it comes to your marriage—criticism, contempt, and defensiveness. There’s one more that is a sure sign your marriage is in trouble. Stonewalling. What is stonewalling? That’s when you shut down and withdraw from conversation or...

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Don’t Be So Defensive!

If your partner has admonished you for being defensive, you may have been so because you perceived you were being attacked, and you were trying to defend yourself. Being defensive is a natural response when your partner criticizes you—including when he criticizes you...

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How to Recover From a Narcissist

If you’ve been in a relationship with a narcissist, you know how destructive they can be, leaving you feel powerless and depressed with your self-esteem shattered. Still, your sense of compassion and empathy makes you wonder how the narcissist could treat you so...

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How to Disengage From a Narcissist

If someone is treating you badly, you can just leave, right? Unless that person is your boss or your spouse or your mother or some other family member. And what if you know you’re being treated badly but keep making excuses for your abuser? Or what if you’re just used...

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When People Pleasing Isn’t Pleasant

When the flight attendant tells you to put on your oxygen mask first, before helping others, you know why. You’ve got to take care of yourself or you’ll be no good to anyone else. But People Pleasers seldom put themselves first. They subjugate their own needs in an...

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The Power of Your Love

The Marlboro Man is a symbol of American independence—the rugged guy who doesn’t need anyone but himself. But the fact is, he needs his cigarettes, a really unhealthy habit. Smoking might even be a crutch for a guy who has to handle life alone. Very likely he’d be...

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