Did you grow up with a narcissistic parent? A fantastic book entitled Children of The Self Absorbed: A Grown-Ups Guide to Getting Over Narcissistic Parents has the following description of what it was like for adult children of narcissists:
It’s all about you, and you make sure of that. Your wants, needs, and demands are […]
The first step in managing emotions (“Manage” in this sense means to handle with a degree of skill) is to learn to identify and tune into feelings–both ours and other people’s. The ability to recognize and understand our own emotions is particularly important if we are to allow ourselves to feel and express them. It […]
The following is an excerpt adapted from the writings of Claudia Black concerning anger and addiction. Anger can be related to addiction/compulsivity in many ways. Several of the relationships between anger and addiction are listed below.
1. Acting-out in addiction can be passive-aggressive way of “getting back” at somebody else.
2. Unresolved anger toward a […]
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