Mental health, emotional wellbeing & personal development

Tag: control

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 […]

Living with domestic abuse

Living with domestic abuse

Living with domestic abuse is something that many people suffer with in silence. I believe that domestic abuse is hugely underreported. Many people are ashamed to admit to what they are enduring. Some don’t even acknowledge that they are victims of domestic abuse. When I […]

Is it love or control?

Is it love or control?

There is a fine line between love and control. We all want to be loved and sometimes love is actually control disguised as love. Have you ever been in a relationship where your partner lets you know that they know what’s best for you? Do […]

Acceptance and resistance

Acceptance and resistance

Acceptance and resistance What you resist persists. How much of your life is acceptance and how much is resistance? I find that I am often resisting without realising it and exhausting myself in the process. Imagine being on a boat on a lake and there […]

Perfectionism and relationships

Perfectionism and relationships

  Perfectionism and relationships “Type A” personalities are often perfectionists. They are ambitious and driven and often place success and achievement about relationships. The problems begin when perfectionists treat their personal relationships the way they do their business. Most of us devote a lot of […]

Control, Resistance and Acceptance

Control, Resistance and Acceptance

    Control, Resistance and Acceptance Peace of mind and contentment doesn’t come from control. We all fool ourselves by thinking that if we can control our worlds and environments we will be happier. This is a myth. Firstly, there is no such thing as […]

Boyfriend makes me feel I am crazy

Boyfriend makes me feel I am crazy

    Boyfriend makes me feel I am crazy Emotional abuse is widespread and hugely underreported. This is partly because many people do not realise that they are being emotionally abused. I am seeing a client at the moment who feels as if she is […]

Examples of manipulative behaviour

Examples of manipulative behaviour

Examples of manipulative behaviour We are all unique and as such, our behaviour will be diverse as well. When it comes to manipulative behaviour there are numerous variations but there is a common framework within which most manipulative behaviour can be identified. I have put […]


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