Boundaries

Saying Yes When You Really Want to Say No

Saying Yes When You Want to Say No How to Say No Respectfully and Courteously Written by Randi Fine Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine Do you often find yourself saying yes when you really want to say no? Do you feel as if saying no is unkind and selfish? Do you fear the …

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Personal Boundaries Build Healthy Relationships

Personal Boundaries Building Healthy Relationships Written by Randi Fine Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine How healthy are your personal boundaries? If that question is difficult for you to answer, you are not alone. Many people suffer from emotional pain and toxic relationships, symptoms of undefined personal boundaries, but do not recognize the …

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Emotional Boundaries Prevent Abuse

Emotional Boundaries Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine Written by Randi Fine How important are emotional boundaries in your interpersonal relationships? You may not know what the term “boundaries” means in that context or whether the emotional boundaries in your life are healthy or not.  That’s not uncommon. Many suffer life long emotional …

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Emotional Relationship Boundaries

The Importance of Establishing Boundaries in Emotional Relationships This article written by John Stibbs came from the website Hidden Hurt, a UK site devoted to domestic abuse.  With his kind permission I offer it to you. A successful relationship is composed of two individuals each with a clearly defined sense of her or his own identity. …

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Recovering From Relationship Codependency

Recovering From Relationship Codependency (Codependency Part Two) written by Randi Fine Codependency is an emotional disorder that begins forming in childhood, but it does not reveal itself until a person starts having adult relationships. Codependents are people pleasers whom, for a variety of reasons, learned early on that placating others brought a semblance of order …

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Confusion and Disappointment of Love Addiction

Confusion and Disappointment of Love Addiction (Codependency Part One) written by Randi Fine Have you ever believed that you could love someone enough to fix whatever is wrong in their life? Do you have the ability or tendency to deny and rationalize away the obvious truths about the object of your affection, believing that your …

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Emotionally Needy Friends

Creating Boundaries With Needy Friends Article Written by Randi Fine, Narcissistic Abuse Expert Friendship is one of life’s greatest gifts. It is a fulfilling relationship that is shared by two people who care about each other, trust each other, and want only the best for each other. A good friendship is honest, loyal, and truthful; …

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Spiritual Growth Does Not Include Tolerating Toxic People

 Letting Go of Toxic People: See column on the right side of this website labeled Narcissistic Personality Disorder  for a complete  list of all NPD related articles and videos. When Staying in It Is Not More Spiritual Written by Nancy Colier for Huff Post Healthy Living We all have people in our lives who have …

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Relationship Codependency Exposed

Excerpted from the April 21, 2011 A Fine Time for Healing show Relationship Codependency: The Curable Addiction, by Randi Fine Roughly 100 million Americans suffer the effects of codependency today. Relationship codependency is often referred to as the “White Knight” syndrome, because the codependent tends to be a rescuer. Codependency is a commonly and loosely …

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Codependent Tendencies Include Low Self Esteem

Codependent Tendencies Your healing begins once you recognize and acknowledge your codependent tendencies. This list from the website Night Vision for Women clearly illuminates the pain and self esteem issues of those tendencies: My good feelings about who I am stem from being liked by you. My good feelings about who I am stem from receiving approval from you Your struggle …

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