Emotional well being, mental health & personal development

Tag: emotional abuse

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 […]

Warning signs in relationships

Warning signs in relationships

Most of us would like to meet our perfect partner and stay together and in love forever. The reality, sadly,  is different. Couples get together and break up on a daily basis. Have you ever considered what the warning signs in relationships are? There are […]

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 my partner abusive?

Is my partner abusive?

Many clients ask me, “Is my partner abusive?”. It’s a simple question with a not-so simple answer. It seems obvious that we would know whether our partner was abusive or not but the subject is not as clear cut as I’d like to be. When […]

Four sins in relationships

Four sins in relationships

According to John Gottman, there are four sins in relationships. These four major sins can destroy a good relationship. John Gottman refers to these four sins in relationships as the “four horsemen of the apocalypse”, in other words, with these sins present, your relationship will […]