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Abusive Relationships – The Warning Signs

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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 move away from codependency

The root of codependency is the fear of abandonment. In order to move away from codependency, you need to believe in yourself and value yourself enough to know when to walk away, especially if the relationship is toxic. Individuals who fear abandonment often end up staying in unhealthy relationships far too long. The irony here is that codependent individuals often …

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Examples of emotional abuse in relationships

Compatibility Questionnaire Download: Discover how well suited you are… [purchase_link id=”36550″ style=”button” color=”” text=”[purchase_link id=”36550″ text=”Buy now” style=”button” color=”orange”]     Emotional abuse isn’t physical abuse but it is a form of abuse against a person’s spirit and soul. Emotional abuse is far more subtle than physical abuse and causes added anxiety for the victim as there is room for …

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8 Powerful Books That Will Help You Overcome Emotional Abuse

  Emotional abuse can leave marks that take a long time to fade. Even once an abusive relationship has been escaped, the psychic damage, including flashbacks and negative thought processes, often remain. But these scars can be healed. These eight books offer practical strategies and a powerful message of hope to anyone who has suffered emotional abuse. You can overcome …

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Emotional abuse in relationships

    Emotional abuse in relationships Unfortunately, many people use others to take their frustrations out on. They have a bad day at work and they transfer that anger and frustration on to a ‘safer target’ – usually a boyfriend/girlfriend/husband or wife. This behaviour is incredibly common yet very few people ever talk about it. I liken domestic abuse to …

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Support for domestic abuse

During the corona virus pandemic, may individuals may be stick at home with their abuser/s. If you need help – there are a few numbers available beloew (for the UK). I live in Surrey in the UK and found these details for this area and beyond. Please NOTE – if you cannot speak when you dial 999, you can press …

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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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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, such as making excuses for not following through, to the very serious, such as sabotaging …

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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 have dealt with countless manipulators and controlling people over the years, personally and professionally and …