Mental health, emotional wellbeing & personal development

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Feeling worthless in a relationship

Feeling worthless in a relationship

Feeling worthless in a relationship can be a barrier to good mental health. This is especially true if you already struggle with your confidence and self esteem. A critical or controlling partner can act as a constant trigger to your insecurities and lead you on […]

Examples of manipulative behaviour

Examples of manipulative behaviour

We’ve all been exposed to some type of manipulative behaviour in our lives. Whether it was someone trying to get us to do their bidding by manipulting our emotions or whether it was someone pressuring you into doing the right thing (aka ‘their thing’). It’s […]

Signs of passive aggressive behaviour in relationships

Signs of passive aggressive behaviour in relationships

The NYU Medical Center defines a passive-aggressive individual as someone who “may appear to comply or act appropriately, but actually behaves negatively and passively resists.” A passive-aggressive relationship can occur in romantic partnership, family, social circles, or at the workplace. Passive-aggressive actions can range from the relatively mild, […]

What is unreasonable behaviour?

What is unreasonable behaviour?

Infringement of personal rights Not allowing you out alone, stopping you from interacting with certain people, limiting your freedom, changing the way you dress, controlling you financially, trying to change who you fundamentally are (eg, making you become a quiter less social person when you […]

How to deal with a controlling person

How to deal with a controlling person

There are things you can do to cope with a controlling partner/boss/parent etc. It is important for you to stand your ground in an understanding and non-confrontational manner. Send a clear message that you will not be forced into doing anything you do not feel […]

Definite signs of abuse

Definite signs of abuse

Whenever I have spoken to a clilent who has experienced domestic violence, there have always been specific patterns at the beginning (by the perpetrator of the abuse) that lead to the abuse. There are definite signs of domestic abuse that you can look out for. […]

A Plan for Taking Back Control of Your Health and Your Life

A Plan for Taking Back Control of Your Health and Your Life

We all lead busy lives in one way or another. It could be from running a busy household and family, to holding down a high-ranking job, as well as the social and other aspects of things that we do. It could be a combination of […]

Avoiding the blame game

Avoiding the blame game

Avoiding the blame game is a skill that can be learned. When we blame someone else for what is going on in our lives, we effectively give up any control over our circumstances. What a hopeless and helpless place to be. Thing is, taking responsibility […]