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What happens when you are going through your own healing process and unintentionally neglect the relationships in your personal life? What implications does your mental health journey have on the well-being of those that you love the most? Or maybe you are the loved one that is trying to support someone who is struggling and you are at a loss for what to do…

This week I had the extreme honor of connecting with the “Relationship Help Doctor” herself Dr.Rhoberta Shaler. She shares with us how we can transform our relationships even in the midst of struggling with mental illness. Dr. Shaler is the author of sixteen books, host of two podcasts, a Youtuber, and a consultant to families and individuals who feel at a loss in their relationships.

Dr. Shaler shares with us about different personality disorders and about the type of person she has named Hijackals® who are emotionally abusive. She gives us the warning signs of “Hijackals®” and action steps on how we can prevent these toxic relationships from harming us. We also dive into what we can realistically expect from these personality times long term.

There is often so much misunderstanding in relationships and the heartache that comes with it can be unbearable. We hope through this episode you find the answers you have been looking for and the support that we all crave. For further support please connect with us in our private Facebook group: Hope to Recharge, because as always, Together is better.

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Topics Discussed:

  • How to look at “hope” in a practical way.
  • What are Hijackals®? How can we spot them in our lives?
  • Understanding the developmental process of the brain and how that affects children.

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