Whether you’re in a new relationship, or have been with your partner for many months or years, it’s not always easy to recognize or accept that the relationship may be a destructive one, and sometimes you might end up staying in an unhealthy relationship because you fear the alternative of being alone. If friends have stopped contacting you as often, or family members have begun to remark that you don’t seem to be like your usual self, it could be that something in your life needs to
Sexual abuse is one of the most traumatic things that can happen to a person. Sexual abuse taints the sex life of the survivor, sometimes destroying what is meant to give them pleasure and they are supposed to enjoy. When people are unable to recover from sexual abuse, they can have difficulty creating healthy, fulfilling relationships. This is what some people do to recover from sexual abuse.Seek Professional Help and Support from Loved OnesRecovery from sexual abuse is easier with help.
The term narcissist gets thrown around a lot. We use it to tease our friends when they’re acting self-absorbed. While everyone is a little self-centered at least sometimes, narcissism is an entirely different ballgame. Narcissism is an extreme interest in one’s self, with a grandiose view of one’s own talents, looks or personality. People with high levels of narcissism may be diagnosed with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD), which effects about 1 percent of the population. It’s cha
By Matt GonzalesDrug addiction can become a chronic disease that affects your physical and mental health, job status and relationships. Once you're hooked on a drug, your whole life can revolve around it.Substance use disorders are common in the United States. Heroin use in particular has skyrocketed in recent years. From 2002 to 2013, heroin-related overdose deaths nearly quadrupled, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Additionally, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Al
Emotional abuse, also called psychological abuse, happens when one person—the abuser—regularly does things to another person that results in emotional trauma, such as anxiety or depression. Emotional abuse can consist of bullying, threatening, constant criticism, intimidation, manipulation, shaming and stonewalling. This type of abuse is used to control the other person, and the abuser might not even realize he or she is doing it. Emotional or psychological abuse isn’t limited to romantic