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Cutting Ties with Toxic Family

Cutting Ties with Toxic Family Members: An Act of Self-Care

Cutting ties with your family is difficult–and not what most people want. But sometimes it’s the only way to save your sanity and heal the emotional pain caused by a toxic* or abusive family. Cutting ties with toxic family members is an act of self-care. Not something you do because you’re mean or spiteful. It’s …

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Emotional Invalidation: A Form of Emotional Abuse

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 …

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10 Ways to Free Yourself from “Toxic” Parents

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 …

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