Does an Abusive Upbringing Result in an “Adult Child”?

Does an Abusive Upbringing Result in an “Adult Child”?

The concept of an adult child was originally developed to explain challenges that are faced by now adults that grew up with an addict or alcoholic household members. This has expanded to include those that have suffered being brought up around workaholic, numbed,...
Are You an Enabler in a Toxic Relationship?

Are You an Enabler in a Toxic Relationship?

In a healthy relationship, both partners are meant to support one another while still being capable of having their own lives apart from one another. This, however, is not the case within co-dependent relationships. What often happens here is that an enabler comes to...
Happy Vs Unhappy Childhood – How Do The Two Differ?

Happy Vs Unhappy Childhood – How Do The Two Differ?

There have been numerous studies that prove having a happy childhood reaps the benefits of improved mental and physical health, better relationships, and lifetime achievement. On the other side of the coin, an unhappy childhood can lead to many issues like physical...
Signs of a Child Living in a Toxic Household

Signs of a Child Living in a Toxic Household

Respect is one of the first things children are taught as soon as they are old enough for their behaviour to be labelled as “disrespectful”. While it is important, children should be taught to respect themselves first. This means not letting anyone belittle or break...