Relationships

Gaslighting: Five Tactics Used by Narcissists

Gaslighting The Five Tactics Narcissists Use Written by Randi Fine Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine Gaslighting is one of the most insidious forms of psychological abuse used by narcissists. The term comes from the 1944 Hollywood classic film Gaslight starring Ingrid Bergman. The story is about a woman who is slowly manipulated …

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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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Relationship Conflict Management Part Three

Relationship Conflict Management The Art of Fair Fighting Part Three Written by Randi Fine Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine Through relationship conflict management we are able to solve issues in a controlled, dignified manner, though not all problems are easily solved. The more complex the issue, the more attempts it may take …

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Relationship Conflict Management Part Two

Relationship Conflict Management The Art of Fair Fighting Part Two  Written by Randi Fine Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine With healthy relationship conflict management, each party has the right to express his or her feelings in a constructive, respectful way and be heard in the same manner. That requires each person stay …

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Relationship Conflict Management Part One

Relationship Conflict Management The Art of Fair Fighting Part One Written by Randi Fine Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine For many of us, relationship conflict management is considered more of a reflex than a skill. But fair fighting is an art form with clear rules to follow. Conflict between people, especially those …

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Unhealthy Relationship Codependency

Unhealthy Relationship Codependency  Recognizing and Healing From Codependency   Written by Randi Fine Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine Unhealthy relationship codependency is a disorder that develops over time. Dysfunctional childhood patterns that interfere with the person’s ability to form healthy relationships lie dormant for many years; the problem only surfaces once the person begins to experience …

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Self Inflicted Guilt

Self Inflicted Guilt Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine Written by Randi Fine Why do so many of us suffer from self inflicted guilt? Why are we able to offer kindness and compassion to others, but not to ourselves? One of the most damaging ways in which we tend to abuse ourselves is …

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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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October is Domestic Violence Month

Domestic Violence and Abuse Part Three

Domestic Violence and Abuse Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine Written by Randi Fine Domestic violence and abuse create a complex emotional and psychological syndrome in victims that makes their reality very difficult to accept. Victims believe that if they do and say all the right things, the person who loved and treated …

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Domestic Violence and Abuse Part Two

Domestic Violence and Abuse Narcissistic Abuse Awareness and Guidance with Randi Fine   Written by Randi Fine There is no accurate way to predict who will perpetrate domestic violence and abuse and who won’t. What we do know is that children who have grown up with abusive role models and learned that violence in a …

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