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Why It’s Hard To Stop Being A People Pleaser And Say No

It’s painful when you find yourself in a relationship continually giving more than you receive. And yet at the same time, it’s hard to stop being a people pleaser.  In fact, it’s a role that you’ve become all too used to.

And really, why would you want to do that, even to the point of being unhappy, overstressed, chronically resentful, and physically and emotionally ill?

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Echo’s Story – How Living With Narcissism Affects You

In my previous blog post, I wrote about the story of Narcissus and Echo to give you clues as to whether you are living with someone with a narcissistic personality.  If you didn’t read that click here to check it out.  That post was about understanding the modern day Narcissus.

Now it’s Echo’s turn.

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Is My Partner A Narcissist – The Dance Between Narcissus and Echo

If you’re in a relationship and notice that you have lost your voice, your spirit, feel overlooked, lonely, and that your needs are not important, this classic story might feel painfully familiar. 

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20 Love Quotes That Express The True Meaning Of Love

There are only a couple more days until Valentine’s Day.

So to get into the spirit of the day, I’m sharing thoughts and sayings about love. These are from people who I think you’ll find have something interesting to say about this thing called love.

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How To Invest In Yourself & Why You’re Not Doing It

If you’ve been thinking about having counselling but haven’t booked a session yet, what’s getting in your way?

Making the decision to start is a hard one.  People usually think about beginning counselling when they’re hurt or struggling with painful feelings.  The thought of sharing those feelings with a stranger can feel scary.  Before you know it, the days and weeks have passed, you’re feeling a little better and besides you’re too busy now anyway.

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3 Quotes For The New Year To Achieve The 2018 You Want

Welcome to the New Year and a new chapter in your life!

What are you hoping for in 2018 that would be your opening line?