Category Archives: Recovering from a Hijackal

How To Make Lemonade From Lemons a Hijackal Left Behind

How To Make Lemonade From Lemons a Hijackal Left Behind

Been with a relentlessly difficult person? The ones I call #Hijackals? You know then that they left lemons behind: bitter, twisted stories and nasty, demeaning comments, “toxic waste” that needs to be eliminated. This show will help! HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS EPISODE: The great healing benefits of listening to podcasts Tips for recovering from a toxic relationship Dating…

10 Reasons You May Have For Not Walking Away From Your Abuser

You have good reasons for staying, I know. If any of these ten reasons I’m sharing today are the ones you’re telling yourself, I hope you see it differently after you listen. I’m here for you. Could any of these things be true? Your relationship is bad. And, you don’t want to admit it. You…

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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…

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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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Ever Feel Like A Doormat or Object? Boundaries Will Fix That. Learn How.

Do people treat you poorly? Do you feel put-down, ignored, and walked over and taken advantage of? You need boundaries, strong, clear, expressed, and maintained boundaries. You need to believe you have the right to take up space and draw breath on this earth, and teach people how to treat you. Are you ready for…

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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…

Getting Off A High-Conflict Emotional Roller Coaster

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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