Love shouldn’t hurt – ever

Bystander intervention
In the news this week was the story of a Chick-fil-A employee who thwarted a carjacking of a young mother in the parking lot of the restaurant. He was hailed a hero for putting himself in harm’s way to protect this woman and child.

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Love shouldn’t hurt – ever

How to rebuild self-esteem after narcissistic abuse
People with narcissistic traits are often manipulative, critical, and need to be the center of attention. Abusers rarely acknowledge their shortcomings and will convince you that you’re the problem.

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Love shouldn’t hurt – ever

Cut the Strings
Consider all the things that weigh us down in life: Loss, death, illness, finances, grief, guilt, traumatic experiences, deadlines, worry.

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Love shouldn’t hurt – ever

You only live once
“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”—Mae West
Do you know people who are merely existing, day-by-day? They go through the motions of everyday life, but they are really just breathing bodies.

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Love shouldn’t hurt – ever

Reactive Abuse
What is reactive abuse? According to Dana Morningstar of thriveafterabuse.com, reactive abuse occurs, “when a target reacts abusively towards an abusive person.”

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