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Coercive control – the signs and what to do

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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 …

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How to Survive in an Unhappy Marriage and Thrive

Multiple studies have shown that the vast majority of couples are unhappy in their marriages. However, most people admit that they would rather stay than let go. This is due to reasons such as: – Financial worries – Children – Fear of being   If you are feeling unhappy in your marriage but aren’t ready to leave, here are some …

What Should You Consider While Filing for a Divorce?

We all want to live in the love fantasy till we are old and grey. However, it is sad that a significant percentage of marriages in the United Kingdom end at a certain point. Divorce is considered a more complicated process than break up for the parties involved. While at times divorce is unavoidable, what procedure should you follow to …

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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 …

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How to Detox Yourself from Toxic Relations

Maybe your friend asks you out for lunch and never shows up. Maybe your partner cheats. Maybe your boss doesn’t give you the attention and consideration you need. Whatever it is, it’s essential to know that toxic relationships can be damaging to your mental health and emotional well-being. So, if you feel like you’re around people who don’t value you …

10 signs you are in a dead-end relationship

    10 signs you are in a dead-end relationship Sometimes we get so used to being in a dead-end relationship that the misery we feel becomes ‘normalised’, in that we forget what it feels like to be in a fulfilling relationship. Here is a list of signs that indicate you could be living in a dead-end relationship: You don’t …

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Domestic abuse during the corona virus pandemic

There has been a surge in reports of domestic abuse during the corona virus pandemic. Couples are spending more time together and there are bound to be more disagreements. On top of that, the usual ways to soothe irritations and anger such as watching sports events or going down to the pub have been removed. Just in the last week …

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Diary of domestic abuse

Domestic abuse often follows a pattern of behaviour. I am going to identify the general evolution of  domestic abuse in this blog post: Stereotypical cases of domestic abuse involve well-documented quarrels and threats, constant belittling and complete financial and emotional control. Currently the statistics suggest that women are frequently the victims but men being vistims of domestic abuse (especially emotional …

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How to ruin your relationship

There are sure fire ways to ruin your relationship. Who knows, you may already be on your way to that relationship breakdown. If you quite like the person you are partnered up with, here’s a list of things not to do: Ignore your partner’s needs Being selfish is a brilliant way to irritate your boyfriend or girlfriend. Bring yourself a …

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Considerations For Female Entrepreneurs Contending With Divorce

A Difficult Issue  A divorce is never easy, but it can become especially complicated for female entrepreneurs acting as the head of a household. Already, natural gender conflicts compound the day-to-day of professional interaction. Couple that with marital issues, management crises, and an increasingly female-dominated market, and divorce could undermine your business, too.  Firstly, consider associated expenses. If a divorce …