“Gaslighting, Love Bombing & Beyond: How to Recognize (and End) Toxic Relationships with ADHD” [Video Replay & Podcast #410]

Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#410), download the slide presentation, and learn how to get a certificate of attendance for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on July 7, 2022.

Episode Description

Are toxic relationships more common among adults with ADHD? Some research and plenty of anecdotal evidence suggests that individuals with ADHD may be more vulnerable to emotional abuse like gaslighting and love bombing due to low self-esteem and prior relationship challenges. Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation in which the abuser twists the truth so hard and often that their partner begins to doubt their own reality. Love bombing begins with romantic gestures and displays of affection early in a relationship, but over time — and in sneaky ways — the abuser uses guilt and manipulation to control the other person.

Learn why people with ADHD are more susceptible to unhealthy relationships — and how to identify toxic traits in prospective partners to avoid being a target of gaslighting, love bombing, or other emotional abuse. When you understand the signs and patterns, you can protect yourself, and your children, if you are in a toxic co-parenting relationship.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • Why people with ADHD are more susceptible to emotional abuse in relationships
  • How to identify toxic traits and red flags in your partners, family members, friends, and in the workplace
  • What the phases of a toxic relationship look like
  • How toxic people use gaslighting, love bombing, hoovering, and flying monkeys to keep you hooked into a relationship
  • How to protect yourself and your children from emotional abuse

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Obtain a Certificate of Attendance

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Meet the Expert Speaker:

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D., is the author of Gaslighting: Recognize Manipulative and Emotionally Abusive People— and Break Free (#CommissionsEarned); Healing from Toxic Relationships: 10 Essential Steps to Recover from Gaslighting, Narcissism, and Emotional Abuse (#CommissionsEarned); and 10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADHD (#CommissionsEarned).

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Listener Testimonials

“This gave me a lot to think about both in past relationships and in my behavior. Thank you!”

“It was so good it left me speechless! Thank you for the amazing insight and advice. I appreciate it!”

“Very informative. I plan to look for Dr. Sarkis’ books.”

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