The psychology behind ultimatums in relationships

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An ultimatum is a demand for behavioral change accompanied by a threat. Also called Games of Chicken, ultimatums are often “Do this, or else…” type of statements that pressurize a person to do something they don’t want to do. In relationships, those who feel their needs aren’t being met issue ultimatums. Issuing an ultimatum is …

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Childhood emotional neglect (An in-depth guide)

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Childhood emotional neglect occurs when one or both parents don’t respond to the emotional needs of a child. Human children, heavily depending on their parents, require material and emotional support from their parents. They especially require emotional support for healthy physiological and psychological development. While parents may both abuse and neglect their child, abuse is …

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Cassandra syndrome: 9 Reasons warnings go unheeded

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Cassandra syndrome or Cassandra complex is when a person’s warning goes unheeded. The term is derived from Greek mythology. Cassandra was a beautiful woman whose beauty seduced Apollo into granting her the gift of prophecy. However, when Cassandra refused Apollo’s romantic advances, he placed a curse on her. The curse was that nobody would believe …

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Emotional healing: What is it and how does it work?

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Emotional healing is the process of recovering from an emotional wound or trauma. Emotional wounds are inflicted upon people by negative life experiences or stressors. Many stressors can cause trauma, but we can broadly classify them into two types: Stressors threatening survival. Stressors threatening reproduction. Stressors that threaten survival include natural disasters, violence, accidents, disease, …

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What is insight learning? (Definition and theory)

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Insight learning is a type of learning that happens suddenly, in the flash of a moment. It’s those “a-ha” moments, the light bulbs that people typically get long after they’ve abandoned a problem. It’s believed that insight learning has been behind many creative inventions, discoveries, and solutions throughout history. In this article, we’ll explore what’s …

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Signs from the universe or coincidence?

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You’ve probably come across one of those people who believe they receive signs from the universe. Maybe you’re one of them. I certainly have thought this way in the past. You know, you’re working on a difficult task and you face an obstacle. Then you tell yourself it’s a sign from the universe that you …

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Why betrayal of friends hurts so much

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When we think of betrayal, we often think of betrayal in romantic relationships and marriages. While such betrayals are obviously very damaging to the victim, the betrayal of friends can be damaging as well. Yet, people don’t talk about it that often. In this article, we’ll discuss the phenomenon of friendship betrayal. Focusing on the …

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