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The narcissist’s vortex

Being in a relationship with a narcissist, whether that is a family member or partner, is like constantly being sucked into a vortex with no escape. Every time you think you are getting somewhere, you get sucked in deeper and deeper. Your confidence is constantly eroded, you start doubting your feelings and logic and the… Continue reading The narcissist’s vortex

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Why is going ‘no contact’ so hard?

It’s been an extremely busy few days for me recently, which means my blog posts and youtube videos have had to take a back seat. Work has been a priority, with little time for writing and reflecting. I have also had an influx of emails from people needing immediate support dealing with narcissistic individuals. It… Continue reading Why is going ‘no contact’ so hard?

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When to emotionally detach from a toxic relationship or situation

Hi everyone, This is my 2nd attempt to write this blog post, after the last one was unfortunately lost. 😦 I hope you all had a good Christmas weekend and managed to relax and enjoy time with your loved ones. For those of you who find Christmas tough due to past trauma or dysfunctional relationships,… Continue reading When to emotionally detach from a toxic relationship or situation

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How to detect whether you or someone you care about is in an abusive relationship.

When a relationship starts off with subtle signs of possessiveness or teasing that undermines the partner, this may then escalate to full blown domestic violence. When one partner is trying to control the other partner in ways that are sometimes confusing and feel uncomfortable, then this may then escalate to complete and utter isolation from… Continue reading How to detect whether you or someone you care about is in an abusive relationship.

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Question & Answer- YouTube videos

Today I am starting off my series of Q & A videos, where my viewers and subscribers are able to get their questions answered by me, in a video each week. Please feel free to ask me questions on the following topics: Complex PTSD Narcissistic abuse Dysfunctional relatioships Negative thinking Dealing with emotional flashbacks Anxiety… Continue reading Question & Answer- YouTube videos

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Trauma bonding

Trauma bonding is the reason people choose abusive partners time and time again. Trauma bonding is also known as Stockholm syndrome, something that is mentioned a lot when someone has been abducted. Trauma bonding is something that starts in a person’s childhood, if they have suffered abuse or neglect. If you are someone who keeps… Continue reading Trauma bonding

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5 tips on healing codependency & dysfunctional relationships

This video is the 2nd one of my codependent series on my Youtube channel. It is mostly informational in text, with the help of a few cute characters! Just the way I like it! ♥ Feel free to re-blog or share 🙂 I love cute things and music…so here you go ♥ Love Athina ♥… Continue reading 5 tips on healing codependency & dysfunctional relationships