In the quagmire of Internet support forums, it can be difficult to find the right place for you. Some forums are highly political or highly religious. Some support forums are anything but supportive and often tolerate a culture of bullying and trolling. There are some forums that allow bio moms to steamroll step-moms, even in the stepmom support forums!
Even worse, there are some support forums that claim to be for individuals struggling to cope with the Crazy in their lives (e.g., narcissists, borderlines and psychopaths) that, in reality, support and enable Crazy. This won’t be happening at CrazyBusters.
Do you have a coworker, boss or supervisor who bullies you and causes you dread going to work each day? Perhaps it’s so bad you’re looking for another job just to get away from him or her? Do you have a frenemy or two who is the master of passive aggressive jabs and treats your “friendship” as a one-way street? Do you attract drama queens and drama kings? Would you describe yourself as a people pleaser, a fixer, a nice guy or nice girl or, heaven forbid, the “C” word — codependent (the horror, the horror)? The you’ve definitely found the right place.
Does it sometimes seem like you attract Crazy to you as if Crazy is a heat seeking missile and you are the last warm body on the planet? This may very well be true. And this is the place where you can find out why and what to do about it. Crazy often has an uncanny ability to intuit (consciously or with coldblooded calculation) people who make easy targets, pushovers, apologists and enablers. CrazyBusters is here to assist you in Crazyproofing yourself and eliminating the Crazy in your life.
If you come from a dysfunctional and/or straight-up crazy family of origin (FOO), “crazy” may be your “normal.” If you were parentified as a child, meaning you became the emotional or physical caretaker of a parent(s) or siblings due to your parents’ emotional immaturity, lack of healthy boundaries, mental health issues, personality disorder(s) and/or substance abuse problems, you may be attracted to and attract similarly broken and toxic people in your adult relationships — intimate, platonic and professional — in the hopes of getting a different outcome, happy ending or, in shrink-speak, a corrective emotional experience. The only thing partnering with Crazy in your adult life is going to get you is more crazy.
CrazyBusters will help you identify the crazy in your life, what you’re doing that makes you an easy target and how to get back to healthy or, perhaps, healthy for the very first time.
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Counseling, Consulting and Coaching with Dr. Tara J. Palmatier, PsyD
Dr. Tara J. Palmatier, PsyD provides individual services to help individuals work through their relationship issues via telephone or Skype, particularly men and women who trying to break free of an abusive relationship, cope with the stress of an abusive relationship or heal from an abusive relationship. Her practice combines practical advice, support, reality testing and goal-oriented outcomes. Please visit the Services page for professional inquiries.