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10 Signs of a Selfish Relationship and How It Hinders Your Personal Growth

By |2018-11-06T17:06:28+00:00November 6th, 2018|Categories: Relationships, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , , |

Could you be in a selfish relationship without even realizing it? Pay close attention to the signs below, especially if you are in the initial stage of a relationship. Most people enter into a relationship, thinking more about what they can gain from it rather than what they can offer to make it special. A selfish relationship is where this pattern persists and, as a result, hinders the personal development of one or both partners. The purpose of a relationship is not to have another

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How to Recognize Gaslighting in Relationships and Get Your Reality Back

By |2018-09-22T02:35:26+00:00September 22nd, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Relationships, Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , , , |

Could you be a target of gaslighting? Below are some signs of gaslighting in relationships you should never ignore. Gaslighting in relationships can have lasting, destructive psychological effects on the target. For this reason, it is important to recognize it before it is too late. “I said that you should see a therapist, Rachel. I never agreed to a couple’s therapy,” said Tom. However, Rachel remembers otherwise, and her efforts to remind him of the original agreement were futile. “We will be fine as a

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Why Leaving a Toxic Relationship is Difficult (and How to Do It)

By |2018-09-10T20:04:57+00:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Relationships|Tags: , , , |

It might be one of the hardest things to do, but leaving a toxic relationship preserves your self-respect and dignity. I have been in my share of toxic relationships in my life. In fact, most of them were like this. From the outside looking in, you might think it’s easy to leave these unions, but it’s not. Leaving a toxic relationship requires planning and tact. It’s far from easy but it’s necessary for both your physical and mental health. Why is leaving so difficult? Leaving a

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6 Subtle Signs of Emotional Abuse in Marriage you Should Never Ignore

By |2018-07-19T22:58:54+00:00June 8th, 2018|Categories: Relationships & Social Life|Tags: , , , , , |

Abuse is not just about physical attacks. It can also include emotional abuse. Emotional abuse in marriage is often pushed aside as normal. Most people on this planet have endured some sort of abusive behavior in their lifetime. But, I’m not just speaking of physical or sexual abuse. There is another type of abuse that can leave mental scars, and these scars can be difficult to accept. Emotional abuse in marriage is not rare. In fact, this type of abuse happens in about 40% of

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3 Kinds of False Friends That Should Have No Place in Your Life

By |2018-01-22T01:57:07+00:00January 19th, 2018|Categories: Relationships, Relationships & Social Life, Social life|Tags: , , , |

Discover more about the psychology of false friends. Find out how to clean up your life and gain respect in this fast-paced world! Friends are an integral element in the success or failure of a person. This is one of the reasons why it is important to recognize false friends in your life. It is a common belief that a person can be judged by their friends who are basically their closest people apart from their parents or special someone. Hence, a good friend is

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Are You in an Emotionally Abusive Relationship? 7 Signs to Look for

By |2018-04-11T17:04:33+00:00December 14th, 2017|Categories: Personal Growth, Relationships, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

Many people wonder why a victim of an emotionally abusive relationship doesn't pick up the signs that are so abundantly clear to onlookers. However, unlike physical abuse, which has very obvious signs; emotional abuse is actually a lot harder to spot because it manifests itself slowly and gradually. Often it is only when it is too late and the damage has been done, that people realize their relationship has become emotionally abusive. If you recognize any or all of the following warning signs highlighted below

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

By |2018-04-11T17:06:00+00:00December 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 |2018-06-27T22:37:20+00:00September 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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