Love, Friendships, Relationships, and all those ships…

The Mental Health Corner - Alex

There’s a strong suggestion in anonymous programs that says members should avoid dating during their first year of sobriety. It’s there for good reasons. Your brain isn’t completely healed. You’re not used to living a sober life. In case you do develop feelings for someone, there’s the chance the relationship fails. If that happens, you’re more than likely to go back to your old vice(s).

I broke that rule.

For the past month, I’ve been seeing a very kind woman from just across the Delaware. I like her. And she likes me. Everything was going smoothly. But, I had to end it. And I did it not even 20 minutes ago. I have many reasons for doing so, but a big part of it was the fact that I haven’t a fucking clue how to operate in a romantic relationship. My last relationship was with my former fiancée. And that…

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Today I Lost A Friend (And I Caused It)

abuse, chronic illness, communication, control, emotional abuse, friendship, passive aggression, passive aggressive abuse, relationship, walk to wellness

Walk to Wellness

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Today I lost a friend, and I caused that loss.  I’m sad.  Actually, more devastated.  She has been my very close friend throughout this year at university, but prior to that we were friends for about 3 years.

We were going to do a thing together, one that had major financial implications for me, and a lot of time investment from her.  I decided it was not going to work for me, it was not something I wanted to do at all, I told her before she devoted herself to it.  We’d both put some time into it, her more than I, and she’d put some money into it, but neither of us would lose a huge amount.

I decided it wasn’t going to work for me for a number of reasons, some of which were friendship problems (I didn’t think our friendship would survive the business relationship), and the…

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The Paradox of Toxic Relationships: The signs of manipulation by toxic people

mental health , relationship , toxic people

Mellifluous Dreams

Do you feel choked in the presence of your partner, friend or relative?

Do
you feel that your energy is drained and you just want to sleep?

Do
you suffer financial crisis after coming into contact with a certain person?

Chances are high
you’ve encountered a toxic person in your life. You may have even realized this
“friend” or family member was no good (kudos to you!), but it can often be hard
to distinguish between feelings of love and friendship and feelings of guilt and
manipulation. Toxic people arereallygood at purposefully confusing us.

These three personalities,

Nancy Irwin- Psy.D.,
ofSeasonsin Malibu, as well asauthor, therapist

Varun Singh –CS Mentor,
Applied Behaviour science scholar

Shannon Thomas – general
badass survivorShannon Thomas, LCSW

Will show us to spot the
toxic people in our lives.

We have brought
you one of the most heinous…

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