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Best of Our Blogs: May 31, 2016

Why do we keep doing it?

Christian Woman Sitting Down In Prayer SilhouetteIf you’ve ever pushed yourself beyond your limit, you’ve asked this question before. If you’ve seen a loved one struggle with an unhealthy relationship or a toxic situation, you’ve asked it multiple times.

Why do we mold, fit and force ourselves past our capabilities? Why is that we have to hit rock bottom before we stop?

And why is that when we finally make a decision that would not only benefit ourselves, but everyone around us, we feel defeated, ashamed and full of guilt?

I don’t think we’re meant to do it all on our own. There is power in asking for help.

Maybe the reason why you never learned how to get your needs met was that you were raised by a narcissist. Maybe you remain in that dysfunctional relationship because you’re tied together in trauma bond or you haven’t yet address your core feelings. If so, keep reading. You may rediscover yourself and the courage you need to heal in this week’s top post.

Here’s to the Invisible People…and the Narcissists Who Made Them Disappear
(Narcissism Meets Normalcy) – For years, you kept your real self hidden. You isolated yourself. You made sure not to stand out. You’ve done all of that for this reason.

8 Signs You May Be Locked In A Trauma Bond
(One Day You Will Roar) – You and your partner have a bond. But it may not be a healthy one. If you recognize your relationship in this post, it’s time to seek help.

Alternative Approaches in Treating Addicts and Alcoholics
(One Sober Life) – While twelve-step programs are still an integral component to addiction treatment, these newer options are offering hopeful alternatives for addicts and alcoholics seeking help.

7 Ways to Repel (Rather Than Attract) a Narcissist
(Neuroscience & Relationships) – You’ve been in a relationship with a narcissist before and are unwilling to engage that codependency and narcissism dance again. Here’s what you need to do to protect yourself from a narcissist.

The Secret to Getting Unstuck: Core Feelings Part 2
(Childhood Emotional Neglect) – If you feel overwhelmed by an uncomfortable feeling like sadness or grief that seems to come out of nowhere, it might be a deep, core feeling that requires healing. This will help.

Best of Our Blogs: May 31, 2016

Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A.

Brandi-Ann Uyemura is a freelance writer specializing in self-help, spirituality, psychology and small business articles. She has a BA in English from University of Oregon and a MA in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University. She writes for various companies and publications and teaches stress management workshops. For more information, see her website

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Uyemura, B. (2018). Best of Our Blogs: May 31, 2016. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 26, 2020, from
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