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7 Unintentional Consequences from Keeping the Peace

by on January 25, 2020

At 45 years old, Brian did not know who he was or what he wanted. From the outside looking in, he seemed to have it all: money, family, career, and friends. But in reality, life was very different. He managed to have a successful career at a job he did not like. His 20-year abusive… (more…)

Yes, Men Can Be Abused By Women

by on January 24, 2020

Matt was ashamed and embarrassed. For years, he tolerated physical, mental, and verbal abuse from his wife, yet he told no one. Knowing he would not strike back at her, she hit him, twisted the truth, threw things at him, called him every name in the book, physically blocked him from leaving the room, and… (more…)

9 Effective Ways to Reduce Chronic Stress

by on January 20, 2020

It wasn’t until Martha came into her therapist’s office that she realized the extent of her stress. Prior to coming in, Martha thought she was losing her mind. As an executive, she was accustomed to the everyday stress of working in a high-pressured environment. But what surprised her recently was an inability to make decisions,… (more…)

Dangerous Attractions in Relationships

by on January 17, 2020

Every wonder what causes an immediate attraction and that eventually turns dangerous? How is it that two people who seemed to have such a strong initial connection, now seem to be doing more harm than good to each other. Sam finally discovered that she kept dating the same type of abusive person over and over…. (more…)

Is It Possible to Fix Narcissism?

by on January 16, 2020

Stacey was frustrated by her adult 35-year-old son with two failed marriages (everything was the ex’s fault), five career changes (his bosses hated him and wanted to get rid of him), a couple of DUIs, and now living back at home. No matter what happened, other people were to blame for his relationship and career… (more…)

5 Ways to Survive Narcissistic In-Laws

by on December 28, 2019

It was a second marriage for Clark and Claudia so they were both prepared for a difficult first couple of years as they blended their families together. But what they did not expect was the added difficulty of Clark’s parents. He knew that they were narcissistic and even prepared Claudia for their limited encounters. However,… (more…)

12 Traits of Dark, Sinister, Ominous Boss

by on December 27, 2019

There are bad bosses. The type that gets promoted without any managerial, interpersonal, or organizational skills. There are even scary bosses. The type that is unnecessarily threatening, overly aggressive, or ignorant to the point of causing others harm. But then there are the dark, sinister, or ominous bosses. This type is in a category all… (more…)

12 Ways to Help a Friend Who Is Being Abused

by on December 20, 2019

Nancy and Marcie have been best friends since college. The turmoil of college bonded them as they believed that once they were in careers, married, and had kids, life would become easier. While it was for Marcie, Nancy’s life became a nightmare. It took a while for Marcie to realize what was going on with… (more…)

11 Reasons Why Narcissists Hate Their Teen Kids

by on December 19, 2019

After Joe got in trouble at home for sneaking out of the house in the middle of the night, his parents sent him into counseling to be “fixed”. It wasn’t too long during the sessions that it became apparent that Joe’s father was a narcissist. Some of the frustrations that Joe was experiencing were directly… (more…)

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