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Learn to Say NO! to Toxic People? It Requires Saying YES! to Yourself

Toxic people, difficult people, push you to do what they want you to do. Learn to say no.  They will shame you, blame you, and game you into it…or, at least try. And, when you allow the manipulation, you feel one of two things: hopeful that, if you do what they want, they will like…

Relationship Help: Is That Communication? Really?

Communication is a two-way street. Unfortunately, it often seems to have detours and dead ends! So, here’s a little relationship help in the communication department that can really make a difference. As George Bernard Shaw says, “The problem with communication is the illusion that it has occurred.”  Now, he said a mouthful right there. So many…

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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…

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How Will I Feel When I’m Leaving A Hijackal®, A Relentlessly Difficult Person?

Leaving a Hijackal®–that relentlessly difficult person who hijacks the relationship for his or her own purposes–can be a double-edged sword.  Hijackals scavenge the relationship for power, status, and control, and leave you feeling discouraged, demeaned, and disempowered.  You finally recognize the need to leave, and then what? In my Facebook group, a member posted an…

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