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Am I a victim of relationship abuse?

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It’s not as easy as you might think to identify signs of abuse. It’s quite black-and-white if your partner is hitting you or assaulting you physically. It’s a different story when the abuse is subtle, such as when emotional abuse or coercive control occurs. Find out in this article what be signs of abuse are and whether any of these …

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How to manage insecurity in relationships

Insecurity in relationships is an experience we all go through at some point. When you are in love, it’s normal to feel insecurity in relationships sometimes. Making yourself vulnerable means you always run the risk of getting hurt. I should know, I have been hurt too many times to count. The good news is that there are things that you …

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How to move away from codependency

The root of codependency is the fear of abandonment. In order to move away from codependency, you need to believe in yourself and value yourself enough to know when to walk away, especially if the relationship is toxic. Individuals who fear abandonment often end up staying in unhealthy relationships far too long. The irony here is that codependent individuals often …

Codependency and narcissism

  As a codependent, an insatiable giver, you are the ideal target for the narcissist, the insatiable taker. From the outset of the relationship, your beliefs about yourself and the world are already programmed from previous experiences of abuse and trauma bonding. Ordinarily part of the function of trauma bonding for the narcissist is to secure the power and control …

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Getting Sober After A Breakup

By Kevin Repass Getting sober after a break-up in a long-term relationship was one of the most difficult challenges I ever had to overcome. As a former addict and alcoholic, it is unfortunate that I knew nothing about codependency and addiction until I went into treatment. A break up can easily send someone into a mental and emotional tailspin. I …

Why can’t I stay single?

  Why can’t I stay single? Many clients ask me the question, “Why can’t I stay single?”. The moment a relationship ends they are looking for someone new to replace their old love. What is that all about? There are many reasons for people constantly pursuing relationships. I have listed a few possible reasons: A loveless childhood Some people experience …

Are you a love addict?

  Are you a love addict? Love addicts live in emotional chaos where they obsess about their romantic relationships. They fear being alone or being rejected and search endlessly for that special someone – the person that will make the addict feel whole. Ironically, love addicts often have many opportunities to begin an  intimate experience but they are much more strongly …