Relationships

Didn’t cry after leaving your relationship of 4 years- Here is why

Four years is a significant investment of yourself into a relationship and a partner. Leaving this relationship must have been a big step to take. Whether you mourned the relationship or not depends on a few factors such as: The relationship was toxicEvents that led...

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Why do we cry harder when someone asks us what’s wrong?

In this article we will discuss a common phenomenon. We are going to explore the reasons why we tend to cry harder or more when someone asks us what is wrong. In brief, the some of the reasons why we tend to cry harder and...

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Should i have sex when I feel lonely? 

The direct answer to this particular question you might be asking yourself is no.There is a difference between meeting your sexual needs and using sex to fill a void that often causes feelings of loneliness. In this guide we are going to take a deeper...

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Why Do Brothers And Sisters Fight So Much?

Almost every household with more than one child faces the dilemma of sibling rivalry. Some children fight for their parent’s love, others may fight over their belongings. Through this article, we will explore the different reasons why brothers and sisters fight so much.  Why Do...

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5 Ways to Repel a Vulnerable Narcissist

Hey Optimist Minds! If you’ve had an ugly experience with a narcissist before, you’ll start noticing them everywhere. The truth is that narcissistic tendencies are a lot more common than we realise.  A lack of awareness regarding narcissism makes us blind to the prevalence of...

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5 Ways to Spot Vulnerable Narcissistic Abuse in a Romantic Relationship

Hey Optimist Minds! Do you and your partner struggle to have a smooth relationship? Are some days full of love and affection while other days packed with ugly fights? You might be in an abusive or toxic relationship. But it can be hard to recognise...

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5 Ways to Implement Healthy Boundaries & Prevent Narcissistic & Psychopathic Manipulation

Hey Optimist Minds! Have you ever been manipulated into doing something you normally wouldn’t have done? Do you know someone who makes it very hard for you to say no? People who disrespect our boundaries can be toxic to us. Interactions with them can lower...

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11 Signs of a Narcissistic Wife

Hey Optimist Minds! Being married to a narcissist isn’t pleasant at all. There’s always a fear of upsetting your spouse because the conflicts get pretty ugly. Blaming, shaming, and mocking are common occurrences, so these marriages tend to break the non-narcissistic spouse’s sense of self-worth....

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13 Signs of a Husband with Narcissistic Traits

Hey Optimist Minds! Marriage isn’t always effortless or sunshine and rainbows. Most committed relationships take a lot of hard work. But it’s important to understand that this hard work needs to come from both parties. Unfortunately, when you’re married to a narcissist, you tend to...

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9 Signs of a Narcissistic Father/Daughter Relationship

Hey Optimist Minds! In his famous song, ‘Daugthers’, musician John Mayer asks fathers to be good to their daughters as daughters will love like they do. It’s true; fathers, fathers do play a significant role in shaping their daughters’ personalities.  A 2012 study published by...

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5 Types of Daughter / Narcissistic Mother Relationships

Hey Optimist Minds! Our mothers are ideally supposed to be warm and nurturing caregivers. Since our relationship with them is the first we form, it sets a precedence for all other relationships.  If your mom was kind and loving, you learned to trust the world...

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7 Ways to Lose a Victim Mindset

Hey Optimist Minds! Has anyone ever told you to stop seeing yourself as a victim? Playing the victim is an exaggeration of victimhood used to justify unhealthy behaviour. Sometimes, people tend to play the victim card to excuse abuse and manipulation. But more often, they...