As survivors our alarm bells go a little bit haywire.What we need to look for: Is this a toxic pattern or is this a one-off?
The short-coming isn’t in the emotional pain you feel. The short-coming is in our collective inability to understand that there is no time-line for healing.
A while ago, I wrote a little blog about people who are energy drains (you can find it here) In it I wrote: “There are people in this world who leave you feeling totally depleted. Not even after a day of intense arguing about something, but instantly. The second you see them, you feel your […]
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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.