6 Steps to Depart a Poisonous Relationship

ADVERTISEMENT A good relationship can elevate your life in ways that you never thought were possible. A bad one can leave you heartbroken, depressed, and listless. Toxic relationships are more common than you might think, and their effects can often be crippling. These unhealthy relationships are often baffling to people on the outside. Surely, if someone makes …

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Coping With an Insecure Attachment Development

ADVERTISEMENT Research has shown that our attachment patterns are set in early childhood and persist throughout our lifetime.1 The patterns are either secure or insecure. If a child grows up with consistency, reliability, and safety, they will likely have a secure style of attachment. People can develop a secure attachment style or one of three types of …

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What Is Tiger Parenting?

ADVERTISEMENT What Is Tiger Parenting? Tiger parenting is a strict parenting style that pushes children to excel academically at all costs.1 Specifically, tiger parents tend to micromanage their children’s lives in ensuring they meet their high expectations. There is little to no room for the child to negotiate how their days are planned as the tiger parent …

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What Is Fearful Avoidant Attachment?

ADVERTISEMENT Fearful avoidant attachment is one of four adult attachment styles. Those with this insecure style of attachment have a strong desire for close relationships, but distrust others and fear intimacy. This leads people with a fearful-avoidant attachment to avoid the very relationships they crave. This article reviews the history of attachment theory, gives an overview of the …

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What Is Romantic Love?

ADVERTISEMENT Although there isn’t one clear definition, romantic love is most often thought of as a combination of attraction and idealization that can result in (or from) a bonded relationship. Romantic love has inspired artists for centuries and been the subject of countless plays, songs, movies, books, and other creative endeavors. As anyone who’s been …

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