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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…

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 Ways to Stop Toxic People from Pressing your Buttons

7 Ways to Stop Toxic People from Pressing your Buttons

  In an ideal world, severing all contact with toxic people is the ideal solution. However, not everyone can up sticks and leave with children in tow, lack of finances, affordable housing and other practicalities. Toxic people are first class crazy-makers and energy vampires. Here are some tips to help…

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…

5 Mistakes Victims Make when Trying to Communicate with an Emotional Abuser

5 Mistakes Victims Make when Trying to Communicate with an Emotional Abuser

Emotional abuse hurts just as much as a slap on the face or a punch in the gut when you least expect it. It throws you off course, leaving you reeling and struck dumb in disbelief. Whether the abuse is cutting criticism, sudden rage, a black look or mocking sarcasm,…

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