15 Distressing Signs Your Parents Are Emotionally Unavailable

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Ever since the Cleavers first beamed their way into American homes, the trope of precocious kids supported by loving parents has been held up as the “perfect” family.

And it’s true!

Studies show that growing up in a safe home under the care of one or more loving and engaged guardians is ideal.

But TV and reality are often leagues apart, and in the real world, many children must contend with emotionally distant parents.

So today, we’re looking at the signs of detached parenting and how to deal with it.

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13 Signs Of Unconscious Or Unintentional Gaslighting Everyone Should Know

couple sitting at table signs of Unintentional Gaslighting

Is gaslighting always intentional?

Is it possible someone has gaslit you unknowingly – or that you have been an unconscious gaslighter?

Gaslighting is a serious form of emotional abuse that can leave a person feeling confused, uncertain, and questioning their sanity.

This harmful tactic is often associated with intentional manipulation, but you may be surprised to learn that it can also happen without the person realizing they’re doing it.

Unconscious gaslighting is a subtle yet harmful behavior that can profoundly impact the victim’s mental and emotional well-being.

Whether you’ve experienced it firsthand or simply want to learn more, you need to understand this harmful behavior.

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7 Ways To Cope When The Narcissist In Your Life Finds Someone New

woman watching couple romantically What Happens When a Narcissist Finds a New Supply? 

My ex-narcissist and his new woman are making a show of it, and it’s kinda driving me batty!

It’s a sentiment we hear often.


Because narcissists are messy and braggadocious when they latch onto a new “supply” of admiration.

They smear their faux “happiness” all over social media and may even attempt to hold onto old lovers while building up new partners.

So what should you do if you’re the ex?

We’re unpacking it all below.

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11 Crazy-Making Reasons Narcissists Lie So Much

man and woman arguing why do narcissists lie

Lies, lies, and more lies. 

If you have been unlucky enough to have a narcissist in your life, you may wonder why they seem to thrive on deceit.

Why do their tall tales and cunning fabrications leave you bewildered, scratching your head, and questioning your sanity? 

Welcome to the perplexing world of narcissistic lies, a twisted labyrinth where reality is distorted and the truth gets lost in a web of manipulation. 

This eye-opening post will dive into the surprising reasons behind their habit of perpetually lying. 

Get ready for a wild ride as we unravel this confounding behavior that will fascinate and infuriate you.

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13 Things That Happen When You Ignore A Narcissist Who’s Ignoring You

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You know when you’re sitting on hold during a customer service call, and it seems to take forever to get someone on the line? 

The same thing happens when a narcissist ignores you.

Now, imagine if the customer service representative intentionally kept you on hold just to get a rise out of you. 

That’s the level of game-playing going on in the egomaniac’s mind. 

The more you want to talk to him, the less he’s going to respond. 

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13 Signs Of A Verbally Abusive Husband And What You Can Do About It

man showing anger with woman verbally abusive husband

Words have enormous power. 

They can lift us up or crush us.

They may be no more than utterances from our mouths, but the intention behind them can pack more joy or pain than the most loving touch or the cruelest physical blow.

If your husband is using words as weapons to hurt, shame, or manipulate you, the pain is all the more excruciating. 

Unfortunately, verbal abusers tend to attract people susceptible to their insidious and hurtful use of language.

As a caring, loving, and sensitive wife, you may unknowingly be the victim of a verbally abusive spouse. 

It may have begun slowly and sparingly, only to devolve into his chronic communication style that makes you question everything.

Let’s examine how your husband’s use of words might be abusive and what you can do about it.

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Understanding Narcissistic Projection And How It’s Used To Confuse And Manipulate You

man talking to woman in kitchen Narcissistic Projection

At some point, you’ll likely collide with a narcissist.

It could be a family member, friend, or colleague — and they’ll drive you batty.

But narcissists are much easier to handle if you know what you’re working with.

To that end, today, we’re breaking down signs a narcissist is projecting — a common defense mechanism of the uber-egotistical.

We’ll unpack why it happens, provide a few common examples, and end with ideas on how to deal with it.

So if you’re ready to regain the upper mental hand, keep reading.

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Everything You Should Know About Narcissistic Mirroring and How It Impacts You

couple having coffee talking Narcissistic Mirroring

Greek gods would be happy to know that mirroring is a tactic associated with modern-day narcissists, considering Narcissus himself drowned while looking at his own reflection. 

Legend has it that Narcissus is staring at his own reflection in the River Styx, while reality shows us how narcissistic mirroring happens at every opportunity. 

There’s no legend or myth behind narcissistic mirroring in today’s age. 

It’s one of the more conniving and deceptive tactics a narcissist uses. 

The only way to tackle it is with your own reflection and education. 

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