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What Is Stonewalling and How It Could Be Secretly Ruining Your Relationship

By | 2017-12-03T22:13:56+00:00 December 3rd, 2017|Categories: Relationships, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , |

Although you may not actually realise it, you (and your partner) have been guilty of stonewalling one another at one point in your relationship. It is something that we all do from time to time and don't see it as being particularly bad, but the effects it can have on a relationship are much more serious than you may have thought. Let's discuss what stonewalling actually is first, then look at why it could be ruining your relationship. What Actually Is Stonewalling? You may know

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6 Signs You Were Raised by a Controlling Mother (And How to Deal with Her)

By | 2017-11-18T14:17:13+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Categories: Family & Parenting, Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , |

It’s possible that strict disciplinary actions your parents used were not normal. Maybe you had a controlling mother? This is how you know. If you were raised like I was, you weren’t allowed to do much on your own. Going on dates, even after the age of 16, was just not something I got to do, unlike most of the other kids. In fact, almost every move that I made was dictated and monitored as If I was in prison. Many people see this

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6 Signs You’re in a Bad Company (Without Even Realizing It)

By | 2017-06-06T14:41:28+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Relationships, Relationships & Social Life, Social life|Tags: , , , , , |

Sometimes we are in a bad company without even realizing it. Being around the wrong people can steal your happiness and hinder your progress. You may find yourself working hard to be a positive and happy person, yet, somehow something keeps dragging you down. Why can’t you seem to get this sense of negativity out of your life? Rather than asking what it could be, it may be time to start considering who it could be. It’s hard to admit that you are in a

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How to Recognize Controlling Behavior in The Early Stages of a Relationship

By | 2017-03-16T21:11:56+00:00 March 16th, 2017|Categories: Relationships, Relationships & Social Life, Social life|Tags: , , , , |

Are you frightened of offending your partner? Are you unexpectedly quiet and reserved when he or she is around? A manipulative or abusive relationship can run you ragged both physically and emotionally. If you have such a partner, you will want to leave the relationship as early as possible. However, romantic involvement can make you oblivious to controlling behavior. Controlling personalities have ways to mask their conduct. So, how would you know when your partner has you wrapped too tightly around his or her little

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Why Mentally Strong People Attract Toxic People

By | 2017-11-24T02:13:36+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Categories: Relationships, Relationships & Social Life, Social life|Tags: , , , |

You are mentally strong, but toxic people seem to surround you. Does Auntie T always come over with a complaint about her neighbors? Does Uncle V show off a new Rolex every time you visit him? You may wonder why such individuals seem to surround you. Avoiding toxic people is not always possible, especially when they are relatives or colleagues. You can distance yourself from them, but what if they insist on your company? Here are a few reasons they are always around you. It

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What Is Gaslighting and How to Recognize If Your Partner Is Using It to Manipulate You

By | 2017-11-18T14:55:21+00:00 November 20th, 2016|Categories: Relationships|Tags: , , , , , |

Have you ever been in a relationship with a person who nearly drove you out of your mind? Did they have a way of making you feel guilty beyond belief, even though it was them who made missteps in the relationship? You may have been the unfortunate victim of gaslighting. If you have experienced similar scenarios in your current relationship, you should take steps to find out what being gaslighted means. Watch out for signs that your partner is subjecting you to such treatment. What

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8 Warning Signs of Emotional Manipulation in Relationships

By | 2017-11-25T11:53:08+00:00 August 27th, 2015|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , |

What is emotional manipulation? Emotional manipulation is when friends or loved ones use methods such as guilt-tripping, shaming and using fear to manipulate others. It can be done in both a subtle or very overt manner, but either way is unacceptable. It’s safe to say that at some point in our lives we may have done the following, but it’s usually followed by a great guilt and remorse. Below are eight signs to watch out either in yourself or someone close to you! 1. Word

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