Mental health, emotional wellbeing & personal development

Tag: emotional abuse

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 […]

How emotional abuse affects your mental health

How emotional abuse affects your mental health

Emotional abuse affects your mental health – big time. No question about it. The scary part is that often, it creeps up on you, little by little. One day you wake up and realise that you are a quivering mess. Not at all the person […]

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 […]


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