Category Archives: OAAP – Recovering from a Hijackal

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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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Hijackal parents are difficult people, disturbed people

5 Sad, Underlying Beliefs You May Have If You Were Raised By A Difficult Parent

If you were raised by a Hijackal®* parent, deep down, you know you’re not fine. You say you are, but you’re not. Maybe, you can’t even put your finger on how you know you’re not. I want to help with that. You may not have all five of these deep-down beliefs about yourself, but I…

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Why Do You Want Him Back When He Treats You Badly?

Has the guy you say you love behaved badly: cheated, yelled, belittled, put down, run off, or badmouthed you? So many times, women write to me and ask how to get back a guy who has behaved badly. The guy has moved on to greener pastures and unsuspecting victims, yet they lament to me that they really love…

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Getting Off A High-Conflict Emotional Roller Coaster

Is your relationship usually a high conflict roller coaster ride? If it’s always spills and thrills, peaks and valleys, you may be involved with someone with high-conflict traits.  If you can describe your relationship as usually having to be “walking on eggshells”, it’s even more likely. And, it’s exhausting! As you likely know, I often…

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