The most familiar line at the beginning of a fairy tale is “Once upon a time…” but mine starts differently…
He was the nicest guy I had ever met.
For my situation the toxic behavior was mostly directed at me and much of the behavior was hidden from the kids. Whether it is directed at them or not, it is impossible for the children to be unaffected by a toxic person’s behavior. While they may not be a primary source, they will still be a source of energy for the toxic person. This article gives helpful advice on assessing your kids level of health and digging a little deeper.
I have a reliable and simple plan for gaining and maintaining your sanity. I call it the No Contact Rule. This was not my idea nor did I implement it for myself, but I have become a firm believer in its effectiveness.
Sometimes when you come across an article you want to copy and paste large portions of to cite, you know it’s a great article to just post a link to. Here is one such article. Great information!
After 18 years of ER nursing I would think that there would be very little that could surprise me, yet I still manage to be astonished from time to time. I just worked the weekend and encountered yet another new complaint that I had not previous seen. I have seen dog bites, cat bites, human bites and snake bites (I was even bitten by a rabbit when I was a child), but I must say this was my first time to encounter an owl bite.
I am working on two posts concurrently but I came across an article in the Huffington Post that was so apropos for my current circumstances. I just have to share.