It's no one's fault.
I was 18 years old, pregnant, scared, and lonely when I met my now-husband. We became best friends, and two years later he married another woman and had a baby. Fast forward six years: we were madly in love and engaged, then married.
One year after that, my husband came home after work, sat down at the kitchen table, and told me he wanted a divorce. I refused, and not very nicely. A few months after that, he was diagnosed with
Are you the next target?
Emotional stalkers have a basic need to rid themselves of prevailing emptiness. They frequently achieve this by carefully choosing a victim who is then charmed, seduced and trapped. The victim’s energy feeds the stalker and provides what he lacks.
Being incapable of love, these narcissistic stalkers are ravaged by the furious envy they feel for those who truly enjoy life. We’re not talking of material assets, but of moral qualities: vitality, empathy, sensitivity, creativity, goals, and life projects. Besides, they’re not so easy to identify. They can easily switch their attitude from being charming and caring, to being ruthlessly critical and dismissive, feeding the victim’s confusion and self-doubt.
Clean the damn litter box, people!
Intermittent explosive disorder (IED) is when people are overcome with anger and lose control of their emotions. This disorder is characterized by hostility, loss of control and recurring aggressive outburst. People with IED can explode into a rage-filled episode with very little provocation or reason. Think: road rage.
I worried that I would be a burden to any partner who I managed to lure into my life.
When I was fourteen years old, I tried to kill myself.
Whether my brain chemistry, raging hormones, a recent breakup, or chronic low self-esteem were to blame, I can't say for certain. Often, depression doesn't seem to need a reason. Like an uninvited house guest, it simply shows up when it wants to.
It's more common than you think.
Have you ever felt disconnected from your body or numb to feeling anything? If so, you may have depersonalization disorder.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness estimates that nearly 50 percent of all of the adults in the United States experience depersonalization at least once in their lives as either an isolated episode or a full blown disorder.
You deserve to be REALLY, REALLY happy!
The key to happiness — as cliché as it sounds — can't be found in other people. Happiness begins and ends with you. So take some time to go out and create your own bliss. Happiness is right around the corner!
Here are 10 ways to be the HAPPIEST. PERSON. EVER:
It's just how you're wired.
Anxiety isn't something people choose to experience -- it's connected with how their brains see the world.
A new study conducted by Offir Laufer, David Israeli and Rony Paz (of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel) has found that individuals with anxiety see the world differently, and this difference is because of a variance in their brains.
There's a reason we're like this...
Why is it so hard to love ourselves? If you're like me, over the years you've tried to figure out how to love myself. And now, it's en vogue -- but how do we do it?
More importantly why don't we just do it naturally? Actually, we do.
It isn't an exaggeration to say that people who get migraines suffer. Migraines are more intense than regular headaches and can last for hours or days. Any movement, bright lights or noises can make the pain worse. When you're having a migraine you might feel nauseous or have to vomit.
Some people only occasionally get migraines, while others seem to get them all the time. And since they're so debilitating, you may miss work or an important event because all you want is for the pain to go away.
Shut. It. Off.
You've been in overdrive all day -- juggling logistics, people, deadlines, and endless to-dos -- or maybe putting out fires, squeezing in errands, finding lost toys, and making sure you've filled out all the forms for school tomorrow.
All day, you eagerly anticipate finding just 30 minutes to chill out, catch up with your significant other, and relax into sleep.
But the problem is...though your body is ready to plop down on the sofa and decompress, your brain is still going a mile a minute.
It's stuck in "go-go-go" mode. As a result, you're there with your loved ones, but you're not really present. You think, "What's wrong with me? Why can't I relax?"
This is crucial information!
Let me ask you something -- Are you tired of hearing everyone talk about "work/life balance" and how important it is to treat yourself with "radical self-care?" Parents get hit with this all the time. It's the new standard for "successful" families (and couples). Right?
Meanwhile, parents everywhere are thinking: Balance? Me time? Sex time? Fun time?...What’s that? Because, even in the moments when having kids seems worth it and you really smile and enjoy precious time together, being a parent is demanding. In fact, with all the stress, worry, housework, errands, activities, and such, living the married life with children feels like a constant juggling act.
Life doesn't listen to your rock star dreams.
Halfway through her recent emotional interview with Ellen DeGeneres, human butt-kicking machine Ronda Rousey started to sob. And it wasn't any of this fake TV ratings junk either.
The 29-year-old began to weep as she recalled her mindset right after she was knocked out while defending her UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship title against Holly Holm in November of last year -- a fight she was wildly favored to win.
"What am I anymore if I'm not this?" Rousey recalled wondering in the locker room immediately following her upset loss. "I'm nothing." She admitted that she seriously thought about taking her own life. What's the point now, she remembered thinking, people will hate me.