Gaslighting is a form of abusive behavior that can systematically leave people feeling confused, insecure, and dependent. Most people who experience gaslighting can rarely identify the problem. Understanding the signs of gaslighting not only raises your awareness about an abusive situation, but can give you strength you need to find help. The Confidence Roller Coaster Many of the tactics seen in gaslighting ultimately chips away at your self-confidence. Your abuser may have been your biggest ally or in the beginning, showered you with compliments.
The relationship you have with your spouse is one of the most integral relationships in your life. In order to have a happy and successful marriage, you have to be willing to work at it. Here are four tips every Christian can use to strengthen their marriage. 1. Go on dates. Becoming complacent in your marriage is one of the worst things you can do. You should never stop trying to woo and impress your spouse.
While many people associate alcohol addiction with drinking on a daily basis, one need not drink every single day to have a problem with alcohol. Binge drinking is a common issue among teenagers, and as a parent, you need to recognize the signs associated with drug and alcohol abuse. Binge Drinking Is Dangerous Many people do not realize that binge drinking is just as dangerous as daily drinking. Despite the fact that millions of teenagers have engaged in binge drinking, the truth is that it is incredibly dangerous.
Developing an addiction to painkillers can happen to anyone, and this type of addiction often sneaks up so unexpectedly that it can suddenly catch a person off guard. Painkiller addictions are typically opioid addictions, and they can begin when a person takes prescription painkillers at the advice of a doctor. Here are several things to understand about addictions to pain killers. Many people get hooked legally If you are hooked on painkillers, there is a good chance the addiction developed slowly and legally.
You don't often have to look too far in public to identify one spouse nagging another. This behavior is unfortunately very common, and it's not something that bolsters a relationship. Women are often associated with nagging their husbands, but the truth is that men also nag their wives — this is a behavior that can definitely extend across genders. It's worthwhile to attempt to honestly assess whether you nag your spouse, and, if so, seek to correct this habit with the help of a marriage counselor.
After developing a chronic physical illness, I soon began realizing that the disease plagued my mind almost more than it did my body. While my illness is not life-threatening, it was very difficult accepting that I would have to take medication for the rest of my life and eat a strict diet. After a year of depression, I finally overcame my fear of "exposing" my feelings to others and made an appointment with a mental health counselor. With her help, I was able to see the "silver linings" in life that I had greatly taken for granted before I became ill. I now encourage anyone who is battling an illness of any type to seek the psychological help they need. I plan to post lots of little mental health tips and tricks on my new blog along with advice for choosing a good counselor. Please come back soon!