Category Archives: Hijackals AKA Chronically Difficult People

Is Your Hijackal® Partner Difficult, or Actually Dangerous?

Is Your Hijackal® Partner Difficult, or Actually Dangerous?

Being with a Hijackal is a little like being part of that urban legend of cooking frogs: you don’t notice the dysfunction and abuse because the heat is slowly turned up. And, then? You’re cooked! You want to believe that a Hijackal can change. In fact, most people in relationship with these difficult, toxic people…

How Personal Trauma Gave Rise to Strength, Courage, and Empowering Others  GUEST: Tracy Malone

How Personal Trauma Gave Rise to Strength, Courage, and Empowering Others GUEST: Tracy Malone

Gaslighting, Personal Trauma, Learning the Hard Way, and Lemons Out of Lemonade. GUEST: Tracy Malone, All around amazing woman, and founder of NarcissistAbuseSupport.com In today’s episode, I talk about “Gaslighting.” It’s a real thing. When someone else wants to tell you what you think, feel, intend, or have done, and they insist they are right, there’s…

6 Subtle Signs You're Being Manipulated and How To Stop It

6 Subtle Signs You’re Being Manipulated and How To Stop It

Hijackals–difficult, toxic people–catch you unawares. Don’t let them! SAVE YOUR SANITY: HELP FOR HANDLING HIJACKALS® with Rhoberta Shaler, PhD, The Relationship Help Doctor Don’t you just hate it when you feel manipulated? That’s what happens far too often when you have a Hijackal in your life. And, you hope for better, but nothing really seems to change.…

7 Warning Signs and Wake-Up Calls That Your Partner is MORE Than Selfish

7 Warning Signs and Wake-Up Calls That Your Partner is MORE Than Selfish

You may be thinking it’s just selfishness, but it could be much more. Don’t miss this! You excuse. You rationalize. You justify. And, repeat. You think that if you are more understanding, loving, compassionate, or giving then the demands will stop. Not if you’re with a Hijackal®! That’s why it’s so important to know if that’s…

Got Energy Leaks? Procrastination? Denial? Resentment? Forgiveness?

Got Energy Leaks? Procrastination? Denial? Resentment? Forgiveness?

GUEST: Brenda Adelman. Author of My Father Killed My Mother and Married My Aunt: Forgiving the Unforgivable Rhoberta gives you insights into why you may be keeping these leaks in place, and why you need to get rid of them now. You are holding yourself back, creating obstacles, and preventing your growth towards satisfying goals in life. Brenda is an…

Love, Dump, Or...? What About Radical Acceptance?

Love, Dump, Or…? What About Radical Acceptance?

GUEST: Andrea Miller, CEO of YourTango.com, author of Radical Acceptance DR. RHOBERTA SHALER: How Do You Create and Experience Acceptance in Your LIfe? You want to be seen, heard, known, acknowledged, appreciated, and accepted in life. By your parents. By your partner. By others in your world. Not everyone is willing or capable of doing that. I’ve written…

5 Ways to Recognize Passive-Aggressive Behavior

Passive-aggressive behavior is frustrating, infuriating, and frankly…unfair! And, it’s sneaky! In fact, so sneaky that you’re often caught up in thinking that it actually makes some sense…at first, or for a while. Then, it dawns on you: Something’s not right with this but I can’t quite put my finger on it. So, in this recording,…

What to Say When a Hijackal Says You're Being Overly Sensitive

What to Say When a Hijackal Says You’re Being Overly Sensitive

Oh, that’s crazy-making, right? You try to talk about your feelings and you get shut down? In today’s episode, I give you insights into this whole nasty process of being blamed for being overly sensitive when you’re actually speaking up for yourself when attacked. You know what I’m talking about. IT HURTS! Are you told that you’re…

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