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Stephanie Sarkis
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Psychotherapist and Author
Psychotherapist and Author

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Gaslighters, people who try to control others through manipulation, will often accuse you of behaviors that they are engaged in themselves. This is a classic manipulation tactic. Read more to learn why this tactic works so well. In the…

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After the posting on my article Gaslighting: Know It to Identify It and Protect Yourself, I’ve received emails asking whether people who are gaslighting know that they are doing it.  As I mentioned in the article, gaslighting is a pattern of manipulation…

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You may think when you go out in nature that you are just looking at the beautiful scenery, but being in a “green space” – whether that is a park, trail, or grassy area –  improves your mental and physical wellbeing.   A “green space” is defined as any…

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Gaslighting is a tactic of behavior in which a person or entity, in order to gain more power, makes a victim question their reality. It works a lot better than you may think. Anyone is susceptible to gaslighting. It is a common technique of abusers,…

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Changes are the one constant in life. Just because we go through change doesn’t mean we get used to it or fully embrace it, though. Here are 10 tips for coping with big changes in your life and coming out a better person for it. 1.  Acknowledge things are…

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You know the narcissist at your workplace. He or she is the one that: Takes credit for your hard work Gives you backhanded compliments Ridicules you in front of your coworkers Blames everything on you Knows your weak spot and exploits it Actively tries to…

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Here’s a successful tip for sticking to those New Year’s resolutions: Tell as many people as possible about your resolutions. That’s it. When we tell someone what we want to do, we are making a social contract or agreement.  We like being socially…

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Carrie Fisher spoke about having bipolar disorder at a ComicCon event. She notices a parent trying to explain bipolar disorder to his son. Ms. Fisher explains it in the simplest yet most eloquent way. She truly had a gift with words. It’s said that you…

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There have been many well-known people who have passed away in 2016, but one death that hit me harder than others was the death of Carrie Fisher, who passed away today, December 27th. It wasn’t just Ms. Fisher’s turn as Princess Leia in the Star Wars…

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So it’s time to exchange gifts with the narcissist in your life.  First, accept two things: 1. The narcissist will never be happy with your gift.  2. This will never change. Here are the common scenarios you will encounter when exchanging gifts with a…
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