Mental health, emotional wellbeing & personal development

Tag: emotional abuse

Am I a victim of narcissistic abuse?

Am I a victim of narcissistic abuse?

In a relationship with a narcissist, they tend to get healthier and the victim tends to get ‘sicker’ psychologically. Often in a narcissistic relationship, the victim doesn’t realize they are in a relationship with a narcissistic abuser. Narcissistic abuse often goes undetected because the victim […]

Why am I emotionally abusive?

Why am I emotionally abusive?

Why am I emotionally abusive? Many of us know when we are being mean or unfair yet the words keep spilling out of our moths. Why is this?

Surviving an abusive relationship

Surviving an abusive relationship

Abusive relationships take many forms and they all have their individual characteristics but there are common things to look out for. Everyone argues from time to time but when there is a pattern of negative behaviour, there is a chance that the relationship is abusive: […]

How to deal with emotional blackmail

How to deal with emotional blackmail

Emotional blackmail is a form of emotional abuse. It’s a manipulative attempt to control some one else by playing with their emotions. A manipulative person displays passive aggressive behaviour by pulling on your heart strings. They try to instil fear, obligation and guilt into their […]

Signs of an unhealthy relationship

Signs of an unhealthy relationship

Do you know the signs of an unhealthy relationship? It may be likely that you are in an unhappy relationship but for whatever reason, you are sticking it out. The bad days have begun to outnumber the good days but you still hang in there. […]

Abusive relationships and depression

Abusive relationships and depression

Abusive relationships tend to cause depression and/or anxiety. Some victims of abuse remain traumatised for years after leaving an abusive relationship and many suffer from post traumatic stress disorder. Some survivors of abuse have even be likened to prisoners of war, suffering the equivalent negative […]

PTSD and Addiction: Co-Occurring Nightmares

PTSD and Addiction: Co-Occurring Nightmares

“And all the while I feel like I’m standing in the middle of a crowded room, screaming at the top of my lungs, and no one even looks up,” I remember watching Titanic as a kid, empathizing with Rose and her emotional turmoil. Growing up, […]

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 […]