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6 Stage Cycle of Emotional Abuse

6 Stage Cycle of Emotional Abuse

You’ve heard about emotional abuse. And you think this might be happening to you. But you’re not sure. All you know is the person you cared about has changed beyond belief. They used to be amazing. Couldn’t do enough for you. Salt of the earth. Everyone thinks they’re great. Now they blow hot and…

Maybe He’s Right. Maybe I am Crazy?

Maybe He’s Right. Maybe I am Crazy?

Do you believe the toxic person when they say you’re crazy? Don’t worry. You’re not alone. Everyone in recovery from a toxic relationship feels this way. And no wonder. A toxic person is like a hurricane. They spin into your life, sweeping you up in a vortex of excitement, intensity and chaos,…

How Toxic Types Treat You on Valentine’s Day

How Toxic Types Treat You on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day. One of the most difficult days to cope with in the first year of recovery from a toxic relationship. Think about it. In the last ninety days, you’ve had to be thankful at Thanksgiving,  Joyous at Christmas and wish everyone a Happy New Year when you were just managing to drag…

Why Sending One Text Can Ruin Your Recovery From A Toxic Relationship

Why Sending One Text Can Ruin Your Recovery From A Toxic Relationship

No Contact. Sounds easy, doesn’t it? You’ve bought all the books, trawled the recovery sites and everyone tells you the same thing. “If you don’t have the tie of kids or court, then no contact is the only way to recover from a toxic relationship.” You know it makes sense.…

The Narcissists Wicked Game

The Narcissists Wicked Game

One of the hardest things to get your head round in recovery from a relationship with a Narcissist is, why would they go to all the effort of building you up just to knock you down again? Why would they text a hundred times a day at the start of the…

The Emotionally Abused Expat: 7 Ways Abuse Thrives Abroad

The Emotionally Abused Expat: 7 Ways Abuse Thrives Abroad

Emotional abuse runs rife in expat communities. Why? Because isolation and control are the abusers weapons of mass destruction, easily obtained by removing the victim from family, friends and social support back home to a foreign country. Often, prior to relocation, emotional abuse is less obvious, and concealed under the busyness of family, friends,…

7 Beliefs that Keep you Stuck in a Toxic Relationship

7 Beliefs that Keep you Stuck in a Toxic Relationship

Leaving a toxic relationship is one of the most painful decisions you’ll ever make in your life. Why? Because most toxic types are highly invested in making you doubt yourself. They convince you that you’re the one to blame, you’re too sensitive and everything’s all your fault. They may also convince your…

10 Early Warning Signs of a Toxic Relationship

10 Early Warning Signs of a Toxic Relationship

We all like to think we’re a good judge of character. Unfortunately, toxic people can fool the best of us. No matter what age, colour, gender, sexual orientation, rich or poor-you are prey to a toxic person.They make an amazing first impression, deceiving not only you but your family and friends. But…

When Toxic People Tell You Who They Are

When Toxic People Tell You Who They Are

Did your gut instinct tell you that something wasn’t right when you met the emotional abuser? If so, you’re not alone. Almost every client I’ve ever worked with, myself included, felt that something was ‘off’ in the early days. It’s often a throw away remark, a dark look or a…

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