Healing the Psychological Effects of Abandonment

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Healing the psychological effects of abandonment

Experiencing emotional abandonment in childhood can make us feel anxious, distrustful, ashamed, and inadequate – and these feelings often follow us into adulthood and make it difficult for us to form healthy, trusting relationships. In this article, you’ll learn how to begin healing the psychological effects of abandonment.  What is emotional abandonment? Emotional abandonment means […]

Emotional Invalidation: A Form of Emotional Abuse

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Emotional invalidation is painful. Sometimes it’s unintentional, but it’s a sign of emotional abuse when done repeatedly and intentionally. Have others minimized, shamed, or invalidated your feelings? Having your feelings diminished, ignored, or rejected is a painful experience for all of us – but even more so if you’re a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) or […]

10 Ways to Free Yourself from “Toxic” Parents

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People with toxic behaviors (“toxic people”*) can make your life miserable. But you can reclaim your life! In this article, you’ll start to learn how to free yourself from toxic parents by setting boundaries and detaching from enmeshed relationships. This post contains an affiliate link, which means we may earn a small commission if you […]

15 Signs You Have a Toxic Parent

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Do you have a troubled relationship with your parents? Are they demanding, critical, and manipulative? If so, they may be toxic people. No one has a perfect relationship with their parents or in-laws. If you’re lucky you have a positive and healthy relationship with your parents most of the time. Unfortunately, for some people – […]