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Category Archives: Hijackals AKA Chronically Difficult People

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.…

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Raised by a Hijackal, a Toxic, Difficult, Even Narcissistic Parent?

If that’s the case. deep down you may believe some very negative things about yourself. Today. I talk about what happens if you’re raised by a toxic, difficult person. What are some of the things that you might look at within yourself and: the way your life is going the way your relationships are going the…

12 Signs You Are in a Love/Hate Relationship And Need Help

There is something wrong, something off, in your relationship. You can feel it, and you may not be quite able to put words to it, to describe it to yourself even. Yet, you know it’s not right! Good start! Go with your gut! Hijackals®, those relentlessly difficult, toxic, disturbing–and often dangerous–people, have “tells.” Those are the…

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?

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?

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,…

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