Are Your Parents Emotionally Immature? 13 Signs Your Folks Don’t Act Like Mature Adults

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Having or adopting children doesn’t automatically make someone the ideal parent.

After all, adults have unresolved issues, too.

Some are narcissistic, some are lugging around past traumas, and others are emotionally underdeveloped.

When left unaddressed, the latter can be especially rough on kids and lead to mental health hurdles down the line.

So today, we’re unpacking the profile of emotionally immature parents and how to deal with them.

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You’re Sure To Recognize These 9 Ways Narcissists Treat Their Exes

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You just broke up with a narcissist.

Or maybe you’re getting ready for the big break.

Whichever the case, you’ve experienced the darkness of dating someone with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), and now you’re ready to bolt.

Today, we’re unpacking how narcissists treat their exes to help you prepare for what’s coming next.

Specifically, we’re diving into nine ways people with NPD behave after a romantic split.

Psychological researchers have identified several types of narcissists, but they all have similar traits.

Our answers to these commonly asked questions may not precisely fit the NPD personality in your life, but they provide a general framework of what to expect when parting ways.

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29 Powerful Quotes About Emotional Abuse That Speak Truth To Power

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If you’re still healing from psychological abuse — or you’ve yet to begin the healing process — an emotional abuse quote from an expert or thought leader on relationships can trigger a profound realization. 

It can inspire you to see something you hadn’t seen before and stop making excuses for the abuse you’ve suffered.

It can also help you stop blaming yourself. 

We’ve collected 29 powerful quotes about emotional abuse to facilitate your healing and inner strength.

Take note of the ones that feel most meaningful for you. 

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Is Your Partner Making You Feel Like You’re Crazy? Learn These 31 Gaslighting Phrases In Relationships

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Does it seem like your significant other is constantly making you question yourself?

Though they may not say it out loud, they consider themselves perfect and act as though you are causing all the problems in the relationship.

You thought you were a good partner, but now you’re not so sure.

If so, you might be a victim of gaslighting, a form of emotional abuse.

Read on for gaslighting phrases in relationships that narcissists commonly say.

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Is A Gaslighter Messing With Your Head? 13 Tactics To Turn The Tables

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Are you in a relationship where you feel like you’re going crazy?

You’ve lost yourself, and you just don’t know what to believe anymore.

If so, you may be a victim of a gaslighter.

Gaslighting is a form of manipulation and control where a person tries to twist your sense of reality.

This is abusive behavior and should not be overlooked.

However, it is possible to turn the tables on a gaslighter and take your power back.

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7 Not-So-Subtle Ways You’re Being Manipulated By Someone Who Apologizes But Doesn’t Change 

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Do you know a manipulative apology when you hear one?

Or do you hear them more easily with some people than with others? 

Apologies without change — without any attempt to correct hurtful behavior or make amends — are not sincere.

And in many cases, which we describe in this post, they’re manipulative

Intentions matter, too.

Some folks use manipulative apologies out of habit or fear.

They’ll say anything to smooth things over and keep you from leaving them. 

Manipulators take it a step (or two) further. 

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17 Signs of Emotionally Abusive Parents

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Child abuse remains a major concern with millions of children becoming victims of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse.

All forms of abuse are harmful to a child’s potential, but physical abuse and neglect often require intervention from local authorities.

Unfortunately, emotional abuse is typically harder to detect.

According to most clinicians and researchers, emotional abuse is an ongoing form of abuse based on power and control.

It also tends to include one or more of the following characteristics:

Verbal aggression
Dominant behavior
Jealous behavior
Shaming or blaming

Emotional abuse may even continue from childhood to adulthood.

Over time, the abuse takes its toll on your well-being and relationships.

Adults that were abused as children face higher risk factors for potentially harmful behavior such as alcohol or substance abuse.

With the right approach, you can find ways to deal with the trauma and focus on your happiness without repeating the actions of your parents.

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17 Signs Your Husband Is Emotionally Unavailable For You

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Can a marriage survive without emotional intimacy?

If you’re asking yourself this question, chances are you’ll have mixed feelings about any quick answer. 

Maybe you can make things work with an emotionally detached husband.

But do you really want to?

And is this one of those articles that put the responsibility for saving the relationship squarely on your shoulders? 

Short answer?


Read on to learn whether your husband truly is emotionally unavailable, what that does to you, and what you can do about it?

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