Emotional well being, mental health & personal development

Tag: emotional abuse

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Love bombing

Love bombing

  Love bombing is an attempt to influence a person by demonstrations of attention and affection. It can be used in different ways and can be used for either a positive or negative purpose. Narcissists secret weapon When someone tells you just how special you are, […]

Loving someone toxic

Loving someone toxic

Loving someone toxic is a situation that many of us find ourselves in at some stage in our lives. At the beginning of a relationship, both people are on best behaviour and feelings can develop really quickly. By the time the warning bells start ringing, […]

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 […]