Not only did I receive a compliment, I received a compliment from someone she was still trying to impress AND who was a professional in this field…
My mother FORBIDS my father (who is supposed to be an adult, I rush to point out) to eat ice cream. So, here is what he does to get his way
My mother is an enormous flirt. Of course she’ll deny it at every turn, but I’ve seen her in action. With co-workers, with neighbors… even with my friends!
There are people in this world who leave you feeling totally depleted. The second you see them, you feel your energy drain from your body and mind.
Interacting with toxic people is a little like playing Emotional Russian Roulette. By that I mean that you never know which version of the person will be on the other side of the door.
There is mostly quantity of conversation in my family though, not quality. Lots of noise, but little real communication.
When you are a target of a toxic person, especially when there are more people in the dynamic, they will make sure you feel isolated and alone.
Toxic people take no responsibility for any of their behavior. They will try to have deniability, although they’re also prone to the ‘stone cold denial’.
Living in a toxic family meant there was always some drama going on, and my parents were often in the eye of the storm. See, that is how they tend to roll.
Ever notice how some people are never to blame for anything? Every toxic person I have ever met operates under the principle: denial, denial, denial!