I had a request to make a post about what toxic parents do, what tactics they use or how to recognize them. I’ve found some ‘traits’ on the internet and had a closer look into them. I need to say that those are general traits that can be observed in a toxic relationship. Very important … Continue reading 13 Signs that can signal a toxic relationship.
The Inner and Outer Self. What is the Inner and Outer Self? We all have an Outer Self, that is the way you present yourself in your daily life. Think about all the care about your looks, your hair, what you eat. What kind of colleague, spouse, friend or blogger you are. Your Outer Life … Continue reading A very different approach to stress.
Tom, who is 66, reports that it took him a while to realize that all households were not like his. He grew up with parents who, as he calls them, were “street saints”—well-behaved in the outside world and devils at home. That, by the way, is very common because verbal abuse is usually a family … Continue reading Verbal abuse, family dynamics and recovery.
Bad is stronger than good. Humans are hardwired to pay more attention to potentially dangerous or negative possibilities. The evolutionary reasons for this are pretty clear—we store such information in a part of the brain that makes it much more accessible. Registering potentially dangerous threats and keeping them alive and well in memory was key … Continue reading Verbal abuse. ‘Bad is stronger than good.’
In my last post I’ve talked about what verbal abuse is and how to recognize it. My conclusion was that it is based on the effect that you notice in yourself. You may be left dazed, confused, angry, sad, doubting yourself or in a total panic. That is the clue to notice that what you’ve … Continue reading Verbal abuse and its connection to anxiety.