Wonder Why People-Pleasers Attract Emotional Abusers?

25 WAYS: When You Know Them, You Can Change Them! Growing up in an emotionally abusive home, or an overly compassionate home, or even and emotionally neglectful home can set you up to accept emotional abuse. It’s not your fault! HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS EPISODE: Insights into the effects of your childhood on your current relationships […]

10 Childhood Traumas You Need to Recognize & Recover From

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Did you have a toxic home life, or something that happened to you at a young age? Any of these 10 things we’re discussing could seriously affect your adult life. Ever wonder why you give difficult or toxic people too many chances? Ever wonder why you make a plan to leave, execute it, and end […]

Feeling Stuck & Second-Guessing Yourself?

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3 Good Questions I’m Often Asked That Show The Trauma Bonds Causing you to start second-guessing yourself is an unwritten directive of an emotionally abusive, narcissistic person. When that happens, they know they have staked their claim in your psyche and that you will have a harder time maintaining your boundaries and sense of self. […]

MEN: How to Revive a Dormant Sex Life After You’ve Killed the Connection

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Author of The Masculine in Relationships joins me to talk about male/female differences in relationships, and what’s toxic. Men, would you like to know what to say when your female partner is really angry? The answer–and many more–are in this episode with GS Youngblood, author of The Masculine in Relationship. HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS EPISODE: When […]

Future Faking

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One phony way narcissistic people keep you hooked. All those promises! All those dreams! Was it future faking? That’s a very common way that #Hijackals keep you engaged in the relationship. Learn how it works…and, what really doesn’t work about it. You need to see this clearly, or you’ll be hooked on hope! All you […]

Renowned Thoracic Surgeon Shares How Doctors Can Increase Empathy & Compassion

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Why is this episode on empathy & compassion important on a show about toxic relationships? Because your doctor–and other healers–need to be empathetic, aware, interested, listening, and compassionate. Empathy & compassion in care is critical to complete healing and health. Some care practitioners are wonderful. Others, not so much. You need to find one that […]

7 Unhealthy Patterns You Learn Growing Up in a Narcissistic Family

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You may not even know you picked up all this from narcissistic family dynamics in your life. When you hear these things, you may find the key to unlocking relationship difficulties you’ve had in your adult life. Definitely worth listening to! Is your narcissistic family past negatively affecting your adult relationships now? We take SO […]

How Toxic Relationships Can Wear Down Your Body & Ruin Your Health

You may think you’re coping well with a toxic partner, parent, sibling, or adult child. Your body will complain in many ways. Tune in to recognize those many ways your body says “Too much!” You may think that you’re experiencing the natural wear and tear on your health. But, if you’re in a toxic relationship, […]

How to Finally Believe A Hijackal Doesn’t Love You

16 Clear Ways They Show They Don’t! You want to believe that a Hijackal–a toxic, difficult, perhaps narcissistic person–loves you. You SO want to believe it. They don’t have much love to give and here are 16 ways to recognize that they aren’t giving it to you. An eye-opener! HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS EPISODE: The transactional […]

How Hijackals Hook You Into Toxic Relationships

How to Unhook, Step Back, and See More Clearly What’s Really Going On Hijackals create toxic relationships, and it’s important to see the patterns, traits, cycles, and behaviors clearly. That’s not easy, but it is necessary. If you’ve been with a Hijackal or other toxic person for long, you may feel as though you suffer […]