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Best of Our Blogs: November 20, 2018

All the expectations that come with holiday parties can be overwhelming and stressful. But there are ways to manage the rest of the year’s activities by beginning now.

Can you lower your expectations? Are you able to use these challenging moments to practice compassion and self-forgiveness? Can you focus your energies on what you can control instead of trying to control others? Could you create your own holiday tradition that involves helping others?

One of our top posts this week will prepare you for any interactions you have planned with a narcissist. See you post-Thanksgiving!

The 3 Main Markers of Childhood Emotional Neglect in Your Marriage
(Childhood Emotional Neglect) – You don’t fight, but you never have meaningful conversations either. This could be affecting your marriage.

The 5 Lies of Suicide
(The Exhausted Woman) – If you or someone you know believes the following, take it as a serious sign of help.

12 Ways Narcissists Behave Like Children
(Narcissism Decoded) – The narcissist in your life may resemble a child, but according to this, that can be a good thing.

Why The Daughter of a Narcissistic/Difficult Mother Is At Risk For Postpartum Depression
(The Good Daughter Syndrome) – Feeling overwhelmed as a new mother is normal, but if you’re a daughter of a narcissistic mother, it can push you toward postpartum depression. Here’s why.

A Salute to Caregivers: I Know Your Silent Agony as you Watch your Loved One Suffer
(Narcissism Meets Normalcy) – This post is an ode to caregivers. If you’re one, you’ve walked this difficult path.

Best of Our Blogs: November 20, 2018

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: November 20, 2018. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 28, 2020, from
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