Tangled 5: Free from the Tower of Narcissistic Abuse

Start with a Dose of Positive Psychology In this 'Tangled' series 1 through 4, we spent much of our focus on the pathology of narcissistic abuse. Now let's borrow from our positive psychology colleagues by asking “What does ‘healthy’ look like? According to the father of positive psychology, Martin Seligman, it means living a pleasant, … Continue reading Tangled 5: Free from the Tower of Narcissistic Abuse

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Happier Single Than in Bad Relationship? Not Only a Bad One

“Single? Well, it is better than being in a bad relationship.” Well-meaning friends and relatives sometimes convey such sentiments to single people. There are even some single people who say the same thing about themselves. But is it true? New research published online in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin shows that such a sentiment … Continue reading Happier Single Than in Bad Relationship? Not Only a Bad One

Soulmate Decisions: Dealing with Love and Hate

Were you both touched by the same star? Source: By NASA, ESA, AURA/Caltech, Palomar Observatory When making a decision about love, despite the value of a pros and cons checklist, and even the weighted average, feelings can often be the deciding factor. However, in the world of love, the person whom you think is your soulmate … Continue reading Soulmate Decisions: Dealing with Love and Hate