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Am I a victim of relationship abuse?

relationship abuse

It’s not as easy as you might think to identify signs of abuse. It’s quite black-and-white if your partner is hitting you or assaulting you physically. It’s a different story when the abuse is subtle, such as when emotional abuse or coercive control occurs. Find out in this article what be signs of abuse are and whether any of these …

Silver Linings

A story of resilience, overcoming trauma and hope by Bernadette Erb

Bernadette Erb remembers vividly the first time she was abused. She was 2 1/2 years old; she didn’t understand why. Later, she was sexually abused on three occasions but for fear of recrimination, she stayed silent. These scars of abuse followed her as she struggled to live her life. As she grew older, she found her courage and at the …

domestic abuse

Coercive control – the signs and what to do

Coercive control can be difficult to identify and you might have been in a relationship for years without being fully aware that you are being coercively controlled. It’s easy to know when you are physically abused – you have bruises and injuries as evidence. Coercive control is more subtle. You might be aware that something feels off but you have …

narcissistic abuse cycle

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 wallows in self doubt and tries harder to please their narcissistic partner, but to no …

push-pull relationship

How to fix a push-pull relationship

Love is complicated enough without the added pressure of trying to always second guess what your partner will do at any given moment. Many of us have experienced a push-pull relationship. This is where the balance of power in the relationship isn’t equal. One person seems to chase when the other is pulling away and vice versa. All relationships go …

5 Tips for Setting Boundaries With Toxic Loved Ones

Unfortunately, many people have at least one toxic friend or loved one. If your relationship is unchecked, you may fall victim to their harsh words or actions. Boundaries are crucial to any healthy relationship, as it allows you an “out” for not giving all of yourself to a person who wouldn’t do the same for you. It’s okay to take …

identify a narcissist

How to identify a narcissist quickly

Before I continue with ways to identify a narcissist quickly, I want to explain that there are always exceptions to the rule. Life is made up of a lot of ‘grey’ and is never ‘black-and-white’. The tips in this blog post will give you direction and guidance when figuring out if a prospective partner might be offering more than you …

managing anxiety

Abusive Relationships – The Warning Signs

Are you in an abusive relationship? It seems there are so many people in abusive relationships. They know that something is amiss but cannot figure out exactly what it is. Many of the victims of abusive relationships begin to doubt themselves and wonder if they are just being too sensitive or seeing things incorrectly. They start to doubt their own …

emotional abuse at work

Emotional abuse at work is more significant than we think, and even harder to escape

While society has become more aware of psychological abuse in intimate or family relationships, psychological abuse in the workplace is more common and complex than we think, according to new research from NEOMA Business School, Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) at Erasmus University and Durham University Business School. Professor Birgit Schyns from NEOMA Business School and her co-authors claim that …

relationship problems

Signs that you are an emotional punching bag

No one likes to think of themselves as an emotional punching bag. Sadly, it doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from, there is always a chance that you will end up in an emotionally abusive relationship. There are certain characteristics that might increase your chances of becoming an emotional punching bag. I am going to outline these …