HappinessPodcast

075: Toxic Parents

By April 23, 2019 One Comment

Today we’re talking about toxic parents and family members, but everything here also applies to toxic relationships, so stick around if that speaks to you.

Loving someone doesn’t always mean having a relationship with them, just like forgiveness doesn’t always mean reconciliation. Reconciling, in many cases, only sets people up for more abuse. A significant part of healing comes with accepting that this is a part of life; there are some relationships that are so poisonous that they destroy one’s ability to be healthy and function best.

Our guest today is Dr. Sherrie Campbell. a licensed psychologist, nationally recognized expert, and inspiring author.

She clarifies how parents, adult children, siblings, grandparents, and in-laws can be toxic while giving direction on how to explain cutting ties to children and others who may not understand.

Today we will learn:

  • The difference between toxic and non-toxic people and how to tell the difference
  • The lifelong affect toxic relationships have on you
  • How to start building back your confidence in the aftermath

Dr. Sherrie Campbell

Dr. Sherrie Campbell

Dr. Sherrie Campbell

Psychologist & Author

Dr. Sherrie Campbell is a licensed psychologist, nationally recognized expert, and inspiring author. With nearly two decades of clinical training and experience, Dr. Campbell is regularly featured on TV and radio. She is a blogger for Huffington Post, and weekly contributor for Entrepreneur, and a featured expert on Daily Mail TV and radio.

Since earning her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2003, Dr. Campbell has treated personality disorders, depression, anxiety disorders, addiction, and thought disorders, but her most important work has been with the human being. She believes in open and interactive communication with her clients in order to establish a real, humanistic relationship with each one. Dr. Campbell knows that true therapy is not just about treating the negative; it’s about the WHOLE experience of life, both good and bad. She has worked with individuals struggling with toxic relationships, eating disorders, low self-esteem, grief, trauma, life-threatening diseases, bullying, and abandonment.

She has also worked with people in their most successful moments, glorious highs, and dreams achieved. Dr. Campbell sees therapy as an enriching process as much as it is a healing process. We can be as enriched by talking about our roads to success as we can be enriched by discussing our perceived mistakes. Throughout her life and practice, Dr. Campbell has learned to see emotions as a universal language.

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Melissa Monte

Melissa Monte

Melissa Monte is the host of the heartfelt podcast “Mind Love”. Through raw stories, personal experience and inspiring interviews, Mind Love highlights the incredible role of the mind in happiness, health and success.

One Comment

  • Amanda says:

    I’m so glad that I found this! I have thought for YEARS something was wrong with me, I’m a failure, I will never be good enough, I could go on and on. This has opened my eyes to see the bigger picture and I’m a grown ass woman!
    I have pretty much the same story has Sherrie, except mine is with my mother and sister and they are very, very close. The kind of mom/daughter relationship that seems normal. I’m the outcast. They are still in my life, but at a far distance at this point.
    I will be looking into getting this book and looking for more information on how I can “recover” and hopefully build my self esteem. I do not want my children to end up like me.
    I’m wondering about the group that you talked about in this podcast that is on FB? I would like to be a part of it and find others similar to what I’ve been through. It’s nice finally knowing I’m not alone, I’m not a bad person or a bad daughter….
    Thank you so much for making this podcast! I’m a subscriber now 🙂

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