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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…

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…

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,…

Smear Campaigns: How To Cope When Toxic People Turn Everyone Against You

Smear Campaigns: How To Cope When Toxic People Turn Everyone Against You

In the early days of  toxic relationship recovery, it’s so hard to believe that someone would purposefully go all out to lie, deceive and betray not only you but your family and friends. It’s hard to fathom why someone who took time, often years, to build what seemed like honest,…

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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