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Different kinds of bad relationships

Wouldn’t it be nice if we only had to experience being ill-treated by one man, and we learned from it never to make certain mistakes again? For most of us, the reality is slightly different. We learn that a certain kind of man treated us badly, in a certain kind of way, and we resolve never to make that mistake again. Sadly, we don’t think that we could be vulnerable to different, but equally calamitous, mistakes. That is precisely why we repeat them.

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“Was I married to your husband?”

Abusive men are much more like one another than they are like anyone else. They are not your fault. We do them, and ourselves, no favours at all when we tolerate their bad behaviour. Like spoilt children, indulging them only allows them to become worse. But, as chronological adults, it is for them to take responsibility for their own behaviour; not us. No matter how much they may tell us that their bad behaviour is our fault, that doesn’t make it true.

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10 Secrets Of Good Relationships For An Emotional Abuse Survivor

You want a wonderful relationship, but do you know what you need to do to create it? These 10 tips will give priceless pointers to what works, what doesn’t, and how to create a great relationship right from the get go – or what went wrong from Day 1 to create the relationship you are in today.

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Learnings from a Navajo Wedding Vase

So, you’ve been in an emotionally abusive relationship.  What can you learn about relationships from…

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Your Life With Emotional Abuse

How longong have you spent in your emotionally abusive relationship?  Months?  Years?  Decades?  Time collapses…

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The Sad Story of Tamara Ecclestone

For the past few days the very edifying story of Tamara Eccelestone’s relationship meltdown has…

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“You just know”

13,000 miles from home, I was sitting at a kitchen table talking relationships with Karina,…

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Sarah Harding – Another Domestic Violence Statistic

Sarah Harding of Girls Aloud is caught up in a bitter war of words with…

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How To Have An Emotionally Abusive Relationship Top 10 Tips

Just for a change, I wanted to offer you a short, snappy blog post.  If…

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No fish, please!

How many more fish do you think there are in the sea for you?  Whether…

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The 5 Simple Steps to Healing from Narcissistic Abuse

Over the next 5 days, I'll send you some lessons and tips that I've found have really helped women to heal from narcissistic abuse.  Starting with the basics.

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When a Toxic Ex Faces a Life Crisis, What Do You Do

Detaching emotionally from a toxic, abusive person that you have loved deeply is never easy….

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What makes you so hard on yourself?

This week, I want to tell you about a lovely client, let’s call her Jan….

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You Are Not Broken But Blinded

Have you ever felt broken as a result of narcissistic and emotional abuse? If you…

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Do you worry about being the toxic one?

Have you ever worried about being the toxic one in your relationship? Did this happen because you…

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14 Ways that Abuse Affects the Way that You Show Up in the World

Have you ever thought that abuse has affected the way that you show up in…

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How to Cope with Tough Times When You Don’t Feel You Can Cope

How do you cope with tough times when you don’t feel that you can cope?…

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Do you suffer with the “Why me” question?

Have you ever asked yourself that old, “Why me?” question, with a view to trying…

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 What Happens When You Think “It’s easier said than done”?       

        Have you ever balked at doing something because you thought, “That’s…

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Why Feeling Broken May Not Be Such A Bad Thing

Have you ever felt “broken”? If so, how much have your feelings of brokenness related…

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The 5 Simple Steps to Healing from Narcissistic Abuse

Over the next 5 days, I'll send you some lessons and tips that I've found have really helped women to heal from narcissistic abuse.  Starting with the basics.