cognitive behavioural therapy; psychology; relationship counselling

Tag: emotional abuse

How to fix a push-pull relationship

How to fix a push-pull relationship

Many of us have experienced a push-pull relationship. This is where the balance of power in the relationship is imbalanced. One person seems to chase when the other is pulling away and vice versa. All relationships go through a natural process of meandering along ‘power […]

Crazy Making – a form of emotional abuse

Crazy Making – a form of emotional abuse

When you start to doubt yourself and your own mind, it may be time to look into whether you are in an abusive relationship with a “crazy maker”. Your version of reality is constantly undermined and your feelings and emotions are not acknowledged, instead they […]

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 […]