The DSMIV cites as an “essential feature” of the narcissist a “lack of empathy that begins by early childhood and is present in a variety of contexts.” If lack of empathy isn’t a hallmark of an antisocial individual, then what is? – Stanton E. Samenow, Ph.D. For the layperson (including this writer), the word “narcissist” is often used without proper context. Associated with self-absorption and selfishness, the textbook definition of narcissism is used in a…"5 Things A Narcissist Will Try To Do To Take Advantage Of You"
When your relationship is suffering, you have a choice; put it out of its’ misery or nurse it back to health. If the love that you share is worth saving, act quickly to reverse and repair the damage that’s already been done. 7 WAYS TO FIX A BROKEN RELATIONSHIP 1. LISTEN. Seek first to understand, then be understood. Couples therapist Dr. Robert Solley says that ‘The listener has to hold back their own emotional reactions…"7 Ways To Fix A Broken Relationship"
Some of you might think living alone seems isolating and lonely, but if you’ve ever tried it, you probably noticed how liberating it felt. Everyone should get to experience the quiet serenity and peacefulness associated with living alone at least once in their lives, because you can pretty much do whatever you want and not have to answer to a roommate. You can dance around in your underwear and listen to music as loud as…"These 10 Illustrations Show Why Living Alone Is The Best"
Grief is an uncomfortable emotion and not knowing what to say is very common, but there are at least 10 things that a grieving person wishes you would say. Grief can look different depending on the circumstances. The grieving person may be dealing with the major illness of a loved one who is still living, or the sudden loss of a child. How can we best be of help to our loved ones at a…"10 Things A Grieving Person Needs To Hear"
At some point or another, we all feel a little bit lost in life. With so many decisions to make, so many unknowns making us question our existence, and so many responsibilities to juggle, our vision can sometimes become clouded. As humans, we want to know all the answers, but unfortunately, life doesn’t really work that way. We simply have to do the best we can with what we’ve been given, and just try our…"11 Quotes To Remember When You Feel Lost In Life"
When you get in a relationship with someone you really like, you want to give everything you have in the relationship, and expect your partner to do the same. However, when one partner keeps their emotions under wraps and doesn’t feel comfortable sharing them(much less care about your emotions), you will get hurt quickly in the relationship. It takes two people to have a healthy, happy relationship, and when one doesn’t open up their heart…"7 Signs Someone Is Emotionally Unavailable"
Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one. – Marcus Aurelius As men, one of our duties is to be gentlemanly to those that we encounter. There is perhaps no person that this pertains to more – and to a higher degree – than your partner. Women expect to be courted by, and potentially married to, a man of high character. Most people would agree that good men encompass…"11 Signs You’re With A Good Man"
People who manipulate others are among the most self-centered people out there. They serve their own interests, and often at the expense of an innocent victim. Methods employed by manipulators can be characterized as abusive, deceptive, devious, and exploitative. Though their actions are most certainly malicious, manipulators are often both crafty and intelligent. The act of manipulation involves deliberate and complex thought processes; something that can only be achieved by a person that leverages human…"7 Signs Someone Is Trying to Psychologically Manipulate You"
A relationship based solely on emotional connection can be just as intense as one based purely on sex. Most of these emotional affairs end up in a sexual relationship of some sort. In many ways, an emotional affair behaves similar to a substance addiction. It isn’t just how the other person makes you feel, but your body’s biochemical reaction to thinking about them and being with them. It creates a cycle of addiction whereby the…"5 Warning Signs Of An Emotional Affair"
While many skeptics out there dismiss the zodiac as “nonsense”, the study of astrology is actually backed by a growing number of scientific studies. According to research published in Nature Neuroscience and performed at Vanderbilt University, the position of the planets at the time of one’s birth does have an impact on his or her personality. In this study, a person’s zodiac sign not only influenced their personality, but also resulted in significant functional changes…"Which Zodiac Sign Is Your Perfect Match?"