The Face of Manipulation
How to understand, recognize, and deal with the subtle art of manipulation. Shifts focus instead to another. Own failings hidden behind. Ammunition to control you. A way to escape their blame.Read full story
Teen girl's father forbade her from studying as punishment. "She gave us no other choice."
The majority of parents who have teenagers who are stubborn and disruptive have probably tried all in their power to bring their children under control, but to no effect. It would appear that the more a parent tries to address their child's "acting-out" behavior, the more severe the conduct gets. It is not uncommon for parents to express their frustration by stating, "I've tried everything with this child, and nothing works!"Read full story
Man outraged for being ignored by the neighbor during an emergency situation. "You're selfish!"
Should you always be present whenever your neighbor needs you? What are the ethical and moral implications of not being there for your neighbor when they need help?. This issue was highlighted in a post in which the husband and wife were outraged when their neighbor ignored them in an emergency situation when they were asking for help.Read full story
Breaking the stigma: Understanding the challenges faced by male victims of domestic violence.
This is in response to the numerous comments and messages I've received from people who have read my earlier piece on the subject of domestic violence and asked me to write about domestic violence against men. This is for all of you, but especially for you, Jam.Read full story
Defeated by her mentally challenged friend, the woman desperately wants to break off contact.
False friends aren't worth keeping around, and friendships where you're the only one doing the interacting rarely last. Balance and mutual respect are the cornerstones of a healthy friendship. To keep anything functioning smoothly in your life, you need to give it regular attention and care. In order for a relationship to last, both parties involved need to feel cared for and appreciated. Being a good friend is just as crucial as having good friends.Read full story
"I wasn't attracted to you." Wife was heartbroken over her husband's refusal to be intimate for 22 years.
Can a relationship survive without being intimate?. Yes. When it comes to relationships, being intimate isn't always required. On the other hand, it can play a significant role in a healthy and fulfilling relationship. The importance of s*x varies from person to person. Being intimate may be seen as mandatory by some. Some people may value other forms of closeness and friendship more highly.Read full story
"We have sacrificed our patience." Grandmother expressed being fed up babysitting grandchildren.
For many families, the grandparents take care of the kids on a regular basis. In some cases, they take care of their grandchildren more than anyone else. Having one's own mother and father around to help out can be a huge help to any parent who is struggling to raise a child on their own. However, should grandparents raise their grandchildren?Read full story
"I just can't find him attractive." A relationship crumbles when the husband is repeatedly involved in an online affair.
Everyone knows that trust is the most important part of a healthy relationship. But each couple also has a different idea of what trust and limits are. Most people consider s*xting to be a form of cheating, even though "cheating" is a subjective term. S*xting is a big problem in dating and relationships today, and it seems to be on the rise.Read full story
A woman believes that her manipulative parents caused her sister to have schizophrenia.
All of us wish our parents were perfect. When we're younger, we tend to think highly of our elders and may be unable to understand that they aren't looking out for our best interests. Furthermore, it's human nature for families to have their ups and downs and even be a little dysfunctional at times. However, when manipulation occurs, it can have lasting consequences on our psyche and force individuals who are manipulated to repair a great deal of trauma as adults.Read full story
A video of a diagnosed sociopath woman sharing what it’s like to date her has woken millions of hearts.
Kanika Batra, a diagnosed sociopath model, author, and mental health advocate who competed for Great Britain in the Miss Universe pageant, has accumulated so far 1.5 million views and more than 186k likes on her viral video. She has discussed her dating experiences as a person with Antisocial Personality Disorder or also known as sociopathy.Read full story
The guy's roommates think his girlfriend is a parasite and want her kicked out of the house.
Two years ago, when millions of people were out of work and politicians and central bankers were trying to pull the U.S. economy out of a recession caused by a pandemic, inflation didn't seem like a big deal.Read full story
"We did nothing wrong." A husband lost his job and spent the night with his ex-wife, devastating his wife.
Unwillingness to communicate is a major warning sign that it may be time to end a marriage. No matter how much effort you put in, your partner just won't get involved. When one spouse is fed up enough to cut off all communication, it is called an emotional divorce. In most cases, the spouse will become indifferent to both their partner and the relationship at this point.Read full story
Tweets from people living in the United States identified these locations as having the highest levels of stress.
PlushCare, a virtual health platform, analyzed more than 4 million tweets from across the country to identify the most stressed-out states in a time when many Americans are experiencing increased stress.Read full story
A pregnant woman was furious when she wasn't able to get the autistic woman's food.
To whom would you give your favor? To a pregnant woman or an autistic woman?. During pregnancy, it is not uncommon to experience either a loss of appetite or a shift in one's preferences regarding certain foods. Six in ten pregnant women report having a food aversion.Read full story
"I’m running out of sympathy." Tired of co-parenting with her obese husband, a mother is considering leaving him.
Would you leave your partner just because of their weight?. Obesity, in particular, has negative effects on practically every area of health, from reproduction and breathing to memory and mood. According to Harvard, 1 out of every 3 U.S. adults is obese.Read full story
"She wants me to force my daughter to share her bedroom with my niece." A homeless woman's demands irritate her sister.
In childhood and adolescence, siblings are friends, confidants, and role models. In adulthood, they are still a source of support. When you were kids, it was fun to have your brother or sister around all the time. There was always someone to play with, plan with, or blame when you got in trouble. But even if your brother or sister is your best friend, it can be good and bad to live with them as an adult. Just because you’re cut from the same cloth, that doesn't mean you'll always agree on everything.Read full story
"It can affect my career." School's decision to contact social services for a 4-year-old child infuriated the mother.
The majority of a child's day is spent in school. That is why it is known as a second home. The teacher is the person the children look up to after their parents. Many children express themselves more openly to teachers than they do to their own parents.Read full story
A protective mother becomes irritated because her in-laws are being secretive about where they are taking her son.
Parents have a natural tendency to look out for their children. Parents not only love and care for their children, but also want them to grow up to be successful, happy, and healthy people. They wish to safeguard the health and happiness of their children by averting negative experiences such as illness, disappointment, and damaged feelings.Read full story
Update: One request is all it takes for a man to end a nearly four-year relationship.
I just recently contributed an article to NewsBreak that was about the guy who requested something seemingly bizarre from his fiance. You can read the story here. The update isn't great as the poster stated. They broke up after calling off their engagement. Her fiance denies any wrongdoing and says he only brought it up because he had a crush on someone and wanted to test the waters.Read full story
"I wanted no part in the deception" Mother evicts daughter's boyfriend's son to avoid being accused of a minor abduction
It is the worst possible scenario for a parent to face. You find out that your daughter has fallen head over heels in love with her new boyfriend, but you believe that he is not a good match for her. After meeting him, despite your best efforts, you find that you simply cannot warm up to him. You have a strong desire to disbelieve her, but she insists that he is a decent human being.However, his actions indicate the complete opposite.Read full story