Mental health, emotional wellbeing & personal development

Tag: domestic abuse

Subtle signs of control in a relationship

Subtle signs of control in a relationship

Many of us know the overt signs of abuse. Behaviour such as someone telling you outright what you can and can’t do is pretty obvious. Subtle signs of control are harder to spot but I am going to list them in this blog post. I […]

How domestic abuse affects children

How domestic abuse affects children

It’s late at night. I’m four years old and clutching my teddy bear whilst listening to my mother’s whimpering. She is in the lounge down the passage outside my room. When I can’t bear it any longer, I venture out and plead with Phillip, my […]

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. […]

What is coercive control?

What is coercive control?

Abuse in relationships is a huge problem. A reality that goes underreported on a massive scale. Those on the receiving end of abuse tend to feel shame and often blame themselves and as a result they keep silent. Domestic abuse encompasses physical violence as well […]

Why I stayed

Why I stayed

Thanks to Jennie Willoughby (former wife of White House aide’s – Rob Porter) for this heartfelt post on what it’s like to live with an abusive partner: APRIL 24, 2017 WHY I STAYED The first time he called me a “fucking bitch” was on our […]

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 […]

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 […]

Emotional abuse in relationships

Emotional abuse in relationships

  Emotional abuse in relationships Unfortunately, many people use others to take their frustrations out on. They have a bad day at work and they transfer that anger and frustration on to a ‘safer target’ – usually a boyfriend/girlfriend/husband or wife. This behaviour is incredibly […]