Is Your Relationship Toxic?

Does your relationship leave you feeling like you’re walking on eggshells or deciphering foreign code on a regular basis?

Do you and your partner have periods of harmony rotating with periods of avoidance, tolerance, and/or anger?

If you answered yes to any or all of the above, keep reading to find out what you can do to determine if your relationship is worth the effort to save, or what to do if you’re stuck in a bad situation and can’t leave.

How to Get Help

The first thing you need to do is educate yourself on what the different types of abuse are and how to recognize and differentiate between abusive behaviors, mental illness, and personality disorders.

The top sources I recommend for deep diving are:

  1. Women Who Love Psychopaths” by Sandra Brown
  2. “Surrounded by Psychopaths: How to Protect Yourself from Being Manipulated and Exploited in Business (and in Life)” by Thomas Erikson
  3. Dr. Ramini’s YouTube Channel
  4. “Disarming the Narcissist: Surviving & Thriving with the Self-Absorbed” by Wendy T. Behary, LCSW
  5. “Whistleblower: My Unlikely Journey to Silicon Valley and Speaking Out Against Injustice” by Susan J. Fowler
  6. “The White Knight Syndrome” by Mary C. Lamia, PH.D. and Marilyn J. Krieger, PH.D.
  7. The Hidden Psychology Behind Social Networks” by Joe Federer

Once you feel like you can knowledgeably, and calmly, explain your situation to someone who can help, here are the places I recommend you go:

Resources For Survivors

  1. Check your local library. Librarians are an excellent free resource for help.
  2. Check with your local hospital. They can give you a list of community resources to check out.
  3. If you have a Centerstone in your area, they are a good place to go.
  4. If you meet the criteria, Skip Orth is a Facebook friend of mine I can personally vouch for, and is the founder of Set Free Refuge.
  5. Interact with me on my Facebook page. I have the right people watching.

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