People will judge you. People will tell you that you should love them, for you only get one set of parents. You need to know you don’t have to love anyone who doesn’t respect you. No matter the relation.
We are hyper-attuned – to everything. Changes in tone? Check. Micro-shifts in facial expressions? Noted. Gestures that contradict spoken words? Documented. We are emotional private investigators that are highly attuned to changes in our environment. We had to be in order to survive our childhood. Due to this, we are highly sensitive and intuitive to the needs of others, but we are also constantly on the lookout for what’s about to come.
I am finally ready to give up hope of us ever getting along. I am finally willing to let go of the idea of having a happy family.
You start to think of the screaming and cheating as normal. You get used to the unanswered texts, little white lies, and repeated disappointments.
You don’t owe them your time, your respect, or an answer to their text.
The malignant narcissists and sociopaths who walk among you are probably people you know and like – and if you haven’t personally been victimized by them, you’re none the wiser.
You never have to compete with anyone – and a healthy partner would never want anyone who they truly love and cherish to feel like they’re competing with anybody anyway.
Toxic relationships make you feel good. Well initially anyway.
The children of narcissistic parents grow up in an invisible war zone and are programmed to self-destruct in these five devastating ways.
How to unapologetically love yourself.