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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…

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 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,…

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…

Silent But Deadly Treatment In Toxic Relationships

Silent But Deadly Treatment In Toxic Relationships

Silent Treatment is about two things. Power and control. In healthy relationships, taking time out to diffuse anger or process information can be helpful. However, self-absorbed, manipulative personalities use silent treatment to make you feel worthless, abandoned, invisible, and to make you jump ever higher for their attention. And it…

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