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A subject that gets a major blast of air time in sessions is clients picking unhealthy people and suffering the consequences. They either complain (rightly) about being mistreated or are desperate for advice about how to get out of unhappy relationships. I spend so much time explaining how to identify mentally unhealthy people that I thought it would help to blog about them. Here are three easy steps to use to evaluate whether people are emotionally healthy enough to let them into your life as friends or lovers.
I guarantee that in nine out of ten cases if you notice traits, monitor patterns, and observe whether someone’s words and actions are in sync, you’ll be able to screen out emotionally unhealthy people from wheedling their way into your life. Of course, someone may be unhealthy emotionally for other reasons, but these steps will help you avoid most of the characters who are draped in red flags and will only break your heart and suck out most of your energy. Make it a practice to follow these steps as you move through life trying to connect with friends or lovers.
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