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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 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 Reasons Why Emotional Drinking Is A Disaster in Toxic Relationship Recovery.

7 Reasons Why Emotional Drinking Is A Disaster in Toxic Relationship Recovery.

Wine. It can be your best friend or worst enemy in recovery from a relationship with a Narcissist, Sociopath or Abusive character. We tell ourselves it helps to de-stress, cope with the kids or drown out the noise of constant criticism. And to cope with the loneliness of getting over someone who takes emotional abuse to…

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…

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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