Posts filed under: Toxic Relationships

Never Listen To This Common Relationship Advice

“What is the worst relationship advice you’ve ever been given?”    I’ve asked thousands of women this question. Women who stayed a little too long. Forgave a little too much....

Is a Toxic Relationship Life’s Biggest Stressor?

Cancer. Burying a child. Death of a spouse. Losing a business. As humans it is easy to connect with the fact that the events listed above are some of the...

When He’s Out of Your Bed, but Stuck in Your Head

You think after you leave a toxic relationship that the games are over. You think that you can finally stop worrying, stop crying and, finally, stop trying so hard to...

Learn the Rules of the Toxic Relationship Game

First and foremost, a toxic relationship is a game.  In this game, only one person knows the rules and the other person doesn’t even realize there is a game going...

9 Tips for Communicating With a Toxic Person

If you have tried to use reason and logic to talk to a toxic person, then you probably already know that typical communication skills do not work.  A toxic person’s...

A Funny Look at Unfunny Relationships: How Narcissists, Sociopaths, and Dirty Johns Train You

It’s obvious that my main man Meatloaf wasn’t in a toxic relationship, because unfortunately toxic people convince you to do ANYTHING for love. They convince you to: -beg for forgiveness...

What if We Stop Asking What’s Wrong With Her and Start Asking What’s Right With Her?

Another girl, another tear-stained face staring at me from my couch.  “Why does she keep taking him back? Why does she stay?” And, then, there is the question, that question...

An Open Letter to the Girl Ignoring the Red Flags in Her Relationship

Are you guilty of ignoring danger signs in a relationship? Dear Beautiful, I get it. I know you aren’t the type of person who gives up easily. I know how...

Are You Strong Enough to Take it or Brave Enough to Change it?

We love to clothe ourselves in strength… I’m tough.  I can handle it.  I won’t let that hurt me.  I’m strong enough to take it. We tell ourselves that we...

The Love Language of the Narcissist

The New York Times #1 best selling author Gary Chapman helped change millions of couples’ lives with his book “The Five Love Languages.” Chapman explains the fact that different people...
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