What are some of the negative effects of drama in relationships? I had the chance to talk with Dr. Alan Godwin to discuss how to avoid the dramas that some people stage. So many of us experience drama within relationships, and it makes you sick, it drives you crazy, and it wears you out. Alan is a licensed psychologist in private practice, with almost 30 years of experience. And he’s certified in alternative dispute resolution. He shared how he has come to see many clients in his office because they’ve been wrapped up in some manipulators drama. He sees the toll that it takes on them. Many times the outcome of being in drama manifests itself as depression symptoms, but his clients are just exhausted and worn out from dealing with manipulators. For many folks experiencing this, they don’t have the words to explain how they’re feeling or what’s going on with them. He found that by helping them figure out how to put their words to their situation, when they hear it explained in their own words, they’re better able to move towards healing. So what does that mean for you? Are you in a manipulative relationship that’s full of drama? Write down what’s happened to you. It’s amazing when you really start to see, you put it down in black and white. It’s really cool what happens to you. If you’re confused or stressed, you may be experiencing brain fog. Write down all the interactions you have with this person. Once you do that, I’d love for you to tell me your experiences here. My question of the day, have you found it difficult to recognize or acknowledge that you’ve been in an abusive relationship? Let me know in the comment section, and remember some of the best tips and feedback come from you the Real-Life Resilience community. So definitely connect with other folks down in the comments. Thanks for checking out this video. Subscribe for more videos just like this, and click the bell icon to be notified when I release new videos. Check out our fabulous playlist right up here as well, and I hope you remember that life is a story, and it’s never too late to start telling yours.