Lying and addiction tend to go together for many different reasons. Whether it be to cope with feelings of guilt and shame or societal stigma, there are some behaviors an addicted person can do to try and repair trust with loved ones.
It can be hard to feel like we have the right to say no or speak up about what our needs are to our friends and family. It's very natural to struggle with this. Our counselors have tips and articles about learning how to feel empowered to speak up, set boundaries, and say no with confidence.
Self-abandonment can be understood as the rejection of your own thoughts, feelings and needs. Self-abandonment occurs when we experience an emotion that requires our attention, and we ignore it by reaching for an external distraction
What are your needs? Your dreams? Your values? Your priorities? Some people have a very definite “inner voice” that can easily answer these questions. But for others, especially those who identify as “people pleasers,” it
Binge eating puts us in an emotional, addictive and trance-like state. When we binge, we use food to soothe negative emotions. Food becomes our cure-all. Feeling sad? Eat. Feeling angry? Eat. Feeling scared? Eat. Feeling
Emotional eating: like all types of disordered eating, emotional eating is more common among women than men… It is estimated that 75% of overeating is due to emotional stress. Emotional eaters turn to foods that