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The Effect Toxic Mothers Have on Daughters

In a previous post, I talked about 5 signs of your your mother is toxic. While every story I hear about a toxic mother is different, there is one thing they all have in common—the traits they leave behind. Please understand,…
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5 Signs Your Mother is Toxic

Let’s face it, the mother-daughter relationship is complicated. Most women’s relationships with their moms aren’t picture perfect. But don’t use that simple fact as an excuse to tolerate a relationship with a toxic mother that is hurting…
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How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day When You’re Married But Feel Single

Valentine’s Day is for sweethearts, but what happens when the thought of celebrating Valentine’s Day conjures up more disappointment than it does romance? Maybe you’re like many of the women in my counseling practice who are married but…
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8 Surprising Reasons You Have Trouble Making Quality Friends

Gone are the days when you could run next door to the neighbor’s house, knock on the door, ask if Susie could come out and play, and instantly you were friends. Granted, our requirements for our friends back then were simple: Be nice and…
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5 Tips to Keep Toxic Family Members from Ruining Your Holidays

Do you have toxic family members that make you dread the holidays? Maybe you do a great job avoiding them all year but you twitch at the thought of getting together with them on Christmas. Toxic people are all around us. Perhaps you’ve…
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9 Signs That Your Relationship is in Trouble

It’s our 10th anniversary and we’ve never had a fight” — that statement is something only uttered by a couple who is either lying through their teeth or have never spent a significant amount of time together. Relationships have…
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Are You Sabotaging Your Relationship in One of These 5 Common Ways?

You’ve finally found the love of your life. But there’s only one problem: It seems too good to be true. Everything in you wants to love and receive love from this person, but you keep waiting for the other shoe to drop. The fear of being…
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How to Deal With Difficult Family Members

Difficult people are all around us. Perhaps you’ve encountered them in your workplace and you strategically avoid them. Or perhaps they are in your church and you conveniently take cover when you see them coming. Or maybe you’ve encountered…
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How to Set Boundaries with Toxic People

Toxic people are a rare breed. “Then why do they always seem to find me?” is a question I hear frequently in my Christian counseling practice. I work with women who want to reinvent their lives and move forward into a greater purpose…
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Is It Time To Let Go of an Unhealthy Relationship?

Do you know that you shouldn’t be with this person but something keeps pulling you back? Are you asking yourself why you keep calling your ex even though you’re in another relationship? Or why you continue to let someone abuse your…