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Dealing With A Passive-Aggressive Partner

[share]Passive-aggressive people act passive, but express aggression covertlyTheir unconscious anger gets transferred onto you, and you become frustrated and furious. Your fury is theirs, while they may calmly ask, “Why are you getting so angry?” and blame you for the anger they’re provoking.Passive-aggressive partners are generally codependent, and like codependents, suffer from shame and low self-esteem. Their behavior is designed to please to appease and counter to control. You may be experiencing abuse, but not realize it, because their strategy of expressing hostility is covert and manipulative, leading to conflict and intimacy problems.[ignoresymptoms]PERSONALITY DISORDERAccording to the American Psychological Association passive-aggression was considered a personality disorder in the DSM-IV:This behavior commonly reflects hostility which the individual feels he dare not express…

Darlene Lancer

Dating With A Purpose In Recovery

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Our mother is our first love She is our introduction to life and to ourselves. Like Narcissus in the Greek myth, a narcissistic mother sees only a reflection of herself....

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Equine Therapy and Addiction

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Opiates are a dangerous drug, and yet, many people can’t seem to stay away from them. Heroin is often associated with overdose cases in the news, and is seen in...

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Study Shows Connection With Others Improves Social Activism

Boise, USA – November 21, 2015: Child holding up an American Flag at the counter protest to the Syrian refugee situation in America There is a lot of research looking...

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