Concerns about Manipulation: Recognizing Emotional Exploitation

We all know someone who's all take and no give, but if you let one of these emotional vampires get too close, you could lose a lot more than you bargained for. In this episode, we discuss various forms of emotional manipulation, why you feel so powerless against it, and what you can do to protect yourself.

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Concerns about Boundaries: The Power of No

There’s no getting around it, relationships just don’t work without boundaries. Unfortunately, people aren’t mind readers and they won’t know what your boundaries are if you can’t define them yourself and clearly communicate them to others. How are boundaries both an act of self-care and an act of kindness to others? We explain this and even share a boundary blowout we experienced that almost wrecked our own 20-year friendship!

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Concerns about Cults: Wild Wild Country

We discuss Wild Wild Country, the Netflix documentary directed by brothers Chapman and Maclain Way, about a cult that made headlines in the 1980s with assassination attempts and bioterrorism. What was Rajneeshpuram? Why did so many people devote their time and money to such a controversial group? And what does it tell us about ego? We answer this and more.

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