The very first thing that most of us think of when we hear the word “prostitution” is selling your body for sex in order to get money. But completely forget that definition; the prostitution I’ll be referring to in this article has nothing to do with sex for money whatsoever. Instead, what I’m referring to when […]
In many orthodox religious belief systems, self-sacrifice is a noble deed. Unfortunately, when we sacrifice our needs for other’s whims in everyday life, we actually experience intense inner resentment and unhappiness.
The reality is that self-sacrifice is a harmful habit that leads to dysfunctional relationships and emotional repression. Far from being an admirable trait, self-sacrifice is often a reflection of a martyr or victim complex.
You can explore the topic of self-sacrifice more in this section.
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As a young boy I learned the danger of having thin boundaries. Being a sensitive and empathetic (yet physically and mentally strong) child, I always tended to attract the bullied kids. To me, their friendship provided me a great sense of fulfilment – much more than running around and kicking a ball ever could. As […]
I want you to take a moment and think about the kind of relationship you had with your mother. What did it look like? How did it feel? Do your thoughts drift to the good times, or do they dwell on the bad times? Our mothers were pivotal players in our development as children and […]
In the past couple of weeks I’ve explored the topic of self-imposed martyrdom, also known as having a “martyr complex” or possessing “martyr syndrome.” Together we’ve explored a range of signs, symptoms and examples as well as ways to stop being manipulated by a martyr syndrome sufferer. But what about personally battling such an issue? How […]
We’ve all come across Martyr’s in our lives. These are the people who come across as being unusually helpful, agreeable, self-sacrificing, and even “saintly.” Due to specific cultural, societal, or religious upbringings, these people have adopted the following false beliefs and perceptions about life: They must willfully suffer in the name of love. Everything will fall […]