Blog on emotional well being and personal development

Tag: emotional abuse

Four sins in relationships

Four sins in relationships

According to John Gottman, there are four sins in relationships. These four major sins can destroy a good relationship. John Gottman refers to these four sins in relationships as the “four horsemen of the apocalypse”, in other words, with these sins present, your relationship will […]

People in abusive relationships

People in abusive relationships

Working with couples is something I have done for many years. During my work experience, I have gained a lot of information and knowledge in the types of people who tend to end up in abusive relationships. Abusive relationships can happen to the best of […]

Tip toeing in relationships

Tip toeing in relationships

Photo by Katie Tegtmeyer Tip toeing in relationships Tip toeing in relationships is inevitable at times. It’s when this becomes a consistent pattern that you need to sit up and take notice. Tip toeing in relationships hints at underlying problems such as a lack of […]

The effects of childhood abuse

The effects of childhood abuse

The effects of childhood abuse The effects  of childhood abuse can last forever. It can influence your thinking, emotional state and the way you relate to others way into adulthood.  Child abuse takes a wide variety of forms. The most common forms of childhood abuse […]

Examples of passive aggressive behaviour

Examples of passive aggressive behaviour

  Examples of passive aggressive behaviour I have put together a list of examples of passive aggressive behaviour as this type of behaviour can be subtle. Despite it being a form of manipulation that can be subtle on the surface, it’s emotional impact can be […]

How to deal with emotional blackmail

How to deal with emotional blackmail

  How to deal with emotional blackmail Emotional blackmail is a form of psychological manipulation. When someone tries to make you feel fear and guilt if you do not do something, you are probably being blackmailed emotionally. Manipulators love to use emotional blackmail. They are […]

Playing mind games in relationships

Playing mind games in relationships

  Playing mind games in relationships Any interaction with another person has the potential to involve some type of mind game. In fact, many of us are quite good at playing mind games in relationships. The problems start when the mind games are used for […]

How to handle a narcissist

How to handle a narcissist

    How to handle a narcissist Narcissist’s are chronically insecure people. Their biggest fear is that they will be exposed and be seen as not good enough by others around them. As a consequence of this, they often choose partners whom they perceive to […]