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We need to keep talking about Sam.

Originally posted on Parental Alienation:
There’s a great deal of confusion around family law, as befits any system that’s run in secret. In fact, unless you work in it or live in it, which is what it feels like if…

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7 Tips for Coping with a Paranoid Partner | Psychology Today

Originally posted on Parental Alienation:
Paranoia can be a symptom of several illnesses including?schizophrenia,?brief psychosis, paranoid?personality,?psychotic?depression,?mania?with psychotic features, or?substance abuse, chronic or momentary. It can range in intensity from a character style to a severe impairment. One form of paranoia…

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I was the toxic one in my relationship, and ruined everything

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“I’m tired of your bullshit.?All this time, you made everything about you. It’s always about you.?You played the victim and were negative all the time. You’re selfish and toxic!” I was utterly shocked. His words…

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How These 10 Things You Do Can Ruin A Perfectly Good Relationship

Originally posted on Parental Alienation:
On a final note, not even the most loving relationship can survive without a certain amount of mutual respect. This can be shown in various ways, but one of the most obvious is the willingness…

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15 Versions of Toxic People

Originally posted on Parental Alienation:
When It’s Not You, It’s Them: The Toxic People That Ruin Friendships, Families, Relationships The Controller. Nobody should have to ask for permission or be heavily directed on what to wear, how to look, who to spend time with…

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Inside the mind of the bullshitter: Science Weekly podcast

Originally posted on Parental Alienation:
In 1986, philosopher Harry G Frankfurt wrote: “One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit.” This was the opening line of his seminal essay (later a book), On Bullshit, in…

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On Bullshit by Harry Frankfurt

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Frankfurt makes an important distinction between lying and bullshitting. Both the liar and the bullshitter try to get away with something. But ‘lying’ is perceived to be a conscious act of deception, whereas ‘bullshitting’ is…

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Ways You Stay Stuck In Your Own Toxicity And Won’t Change

Originally posted on Parental Alienation:
I was inspired by the bravery people demonstrated in being willing to recognize how they were poisoning their own lives and relationships, and slamming the door on happiness, success and joy. And I saw more…

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Toxic behaviors I see every day

Originally posted on Parental Alienation:
Let’s be real – we’ve all acted in toxic, damaging ways at one time or another (none of us are immune to it), but many people are more evolved, balanced, and aware, and it happens…

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What it means to heal from childhood experiences

Originally posted on Parental Alienation:
? As I’ve written, Western culture sees healing—it literally means “to make whole”—as restoring something or someone to an undamaged state; when something of value is damaged, such as a painting or other artifact, our…

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