Harmful algae blooms (HABs) found in 3 New York City parks
Green-blue blooms of toxic algae have been discovered in three New York City parks this past month, according to a state environmental website. Manhattan and Brooklyn In Manhattan, residents are warned against the waters of Turtle Pond and Harlem Meer in Central Park as well as the pond in Morningside Park. In Brooklyn, officials caution residents to avoid the large pond in Prospect Park, though Prospect Park Dog Beach is safe for dogs wishing to splash and play and so remains open.
DEAR DR. JENN,
I've been in an on-again, off-again relationship for years. Our fights are super explosive and intense — we tend to go below the belt and say things we regret. I spend way too much time in tears. I know this isn't healthy, but how do I know if the relationship has become 'toxic' and beyond the point of repair? —Toxic Twosome
If you have to ask, well, you are probably there. While all relationships have their ups and downs, couples need to know how to work through conflict — it's what sets healthy relationships apart from toxic ones.
Telltale signs of toxic, narcissistic in-laws and how you can learn to deal with them
Imagine marrying into a family and realizing your mother and father-in-law are hellbent on destroying your entire life, relationship, and self-esteem. It may sound like the plot of a psychological thriller, but toxic, narcissistic in-laws are a reality many people live with. "Narcissistic in-laws are incredibly cruel," trauma therapist Shannon Thomas told Insider. "Everybody wants to be a part of a healthy, fun family, but when you are the target, with that sense of belonging and wanting to be one of them, they make it extremely clear that you are not.
The ability to fight fairly not only predicts the likelihood of a breakup, but also a couple’s future health. According to marital researchers at the University of Utah, 93 percent of couples who "fight dirty" will be divorced in ten years. If you're belligerent, disrespectful, defensive, or aggressive during your fights, you may win your argument, but you are likely to lose your relationship.
Relationship researcher John Gottman, who is best known for his ability to predict divorce with 94 percent accuracy, has identified four common predictors of divorce: criticism, contempt, defensiveness, and stonewalling.
While it's possible to work through these issues and learn to fight fair, there are some behaviors that I'd consider truly toxic deal breakers in a relationship. These behaviors are so serious that they prevent a couple from being able to develop a close relationship and a safe connection. One example of this is abuse. Any abuse — whether it is physical, emotional, or sexual — is totally unacceptable. If your partner has hit you once, there is always the possibility that he will do it again, and you will never be free to be totally honest with him or her again.
Signs Your Relationship Is One-Sided
It's possible you're in denial.
If you ever suspect you're in danger do not pass go and attempt to diagnose your relationship — prioritize seeking safety first and foremost.
Here, a few other toxic deal breakers in a relationship:
1. Emotional unavailability
Being slightly emotionally unavailable is common during the early phases of dating, but within a relationship it can be toxic. You can’t have a serious relationship with someone who is unable to be giving, loving, and present, or who constantly pushes you away — nor should you have to settle for someone who doesn't fulfill your emotional needs.
2. Addiction or compulsive behavior — unwillingness to get help
Wherever there is addiction or compulsiveness, emotional intimacy cannot exist. This kind of behavior puts a wall between you and your partner. Enabling addiction and other dangerous, compulsive behaviors helps one person to self-destruct and causes the other to harbor toxic resentment.
Colorado girl's suspected 'food allergy' actually diagnosed as toxic shock syndrome
Bondi-Cerrato said the misdiagnoses and not knowing what was ailing her daughter was the hardest part of the ordeal. © Caters News via Fox News “We eventually found out that Gabby’s Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) was caused by her Impetigo infection, which was so incredibly mild and we never even would have thought for a second it could turn into something so life-threatening or devastating,” she reportedly told the news outlet.TSS is a rare, life-threatening complication of bacterial infections.
While a partner who is working a strong 12-step program and is clean and sober can be in a healthy relationship, willingness to get help is key. If your partner has a serious problem that is hurting the relationship, you should not be expected to stand by and watch as he or she self-destructs.
3. Habitual cheating
Some people consider cheating to be a surefire relationship ender, but there is gray area. People make mistakes. While cheating is never okay, there is a big difference between someone who screws up once and someone who is a habitual cheater. The latter shows a pattern of hurtful behavior, poor impulse control, and a lack of honor. While you can teach relationship skills to your partner, you cannot teach character. What you see is what you get, no matter how much you may want to change it.
4. Compulsive lying
Compulsive lying is another sign of a toxic relationship, which may also present itself with cheating or addiction, if your partner attempts to cover up their behavior with continuous deceit. Whether it is a sign of a lack of conscience or a full-blown antisocial personality disorder, this is a sign of a toxic relationship, and should be a deal breaker. If you can’t trust your partner to tell the truth, your relationship is doomed.
Demi Moore Said Her Marriage to Ashton Kutcher Was a 'Codependency.' Here's What That Means
So what does it mean to be "addicted" to a person and describe a relationship as a codependency? Health experts explain.It was during her marriage to Kutcher in the early 2000s that Moore relapsed after almost 20 years of sobriety. And during her appearance on Jada Pinkett Smith’s Facebook Live talk show Red Table Talk, which aired Monday, she called the relationship itself an “addiction.
As hard as it can be to leave any relationship, if you're in a toxic relationship that's destructive to your well-being, the only option is to leave.
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Horror Love: If He Says Those Sentences He's Not Good For You
Not everyis good. Some connections rob you of the last nerve. Your , you are discussing and in the end you are always to blame. If he constantly criticizes you or reproaches you, the relationship is poison for you.
Are you in a toxic relationship? Find it out easily. As? If he says one of these five sentences to you regularly, you should send him to the desert as soon as possible. You really can not use that much negativity in life.Horror Love: 5 sentences that prove he's not good for you "It's your fault. Because you always ... "
Do you feel that you are always to blame for everything that goes wrong in the relationship? Ouch! If you're the Buh man in your relationship, that's not a good sign. Sure, in a love relationship there are always conflicts, but in a healthy partnership, both should equally admit their mistakes."You're crazy"
Do you feel unfairly treated sometimes, but as soon as you tell him, does he react that way? Not good. It signals to you that he is not ready to respond to you, is afraid of conflict and feels attacked by you. He blocks where he sets you down."I never said that"
You're pretty sure you can remember a certain thing. But when you say it to him, he denies everything. Act like it never happened. He tries to talk himself out and puts you there as a naïve idiot. Are you really going to give that to you and make you lie? Because one thing is fact: we women never forget ..."Do not listen to them"
Your BFF, your sister or your parents give you some good advice, but your friend wants you to leave out the opinion of your loved one. Attention! He wants you for himself - all alone. He wants to be the only one who can influence you and he does not want anyone bugging him in between. Caution is advised!"That was stupid"
... he might as well say "You're stupid." Yes, wrong is human and everyone makes mistakes, but if he disrespectfully deals with that and says in the face, that your actions stupid, you will probably never be able to be at eye level, he does not respect you, probably anis the better solution
What Does it Mean if You’re Dreaming About Snakes? .
According to a dream expert, snakes typically refer to one of two things: a “toxic” person in your life, or health issues.According to professional dream analyst and author Lauri Quinn Loewenberg, snakes — a common dream archetype — typically represent a person in the dreamer’s life who exhibits low, dirty, toxic, or poisonous behavior. However, they can also represent something related to health or healing. Regardless of what you imagine the snake might represent, though, if a snake appears in your dream, Loewenberg says you shouldn’t ignore it.