Abuse / Anxiety / Depression / Emotional Abuse / Mental Health / Narcissism / Psychological Abuse / Suicide Ideation

You’re Only As Healthy As Your Social World

We’ve all held on to someone who didn’t deserve to be there, and most of us still have someone in our lives who continually drains us: Someone who doesn’t add value. Someone who isn’t supportive. Someone who takes and takes and takes without giving back to the relationship. Someone who contributes very little and prevents … Continue reading

Emotional Abuse / Mental Health / Narcissism / Psychological Abuse

Gaslighting

“Gaslighting is a form of manipulation, in which a person convinces the other that she is going crazy. The word is taken from the 1944 film Gaslight that casts Ingrid Bergman as the woman being manipulated by her scheming husband, played by Charles Boyer. […] “Serial cheaters are often the ones doing the gaslighting,” says George Simon, Ph.D., … Continue reading

Agoraphobia / Anxiety / Depression / Mental Health / Narcissism

Projective Identification

“Everything I had learned or assimilated from my parents I now regarded as unreliable, and needing to be rethought from scratch. In fact, I probably went further-I felt that everything my parents believed was by definition wrong, and that if I ever felt myself in agreement with my parents I should immediately recant. Everything… needed … Continue reading