Category Archives: relationships

Recognising Manipulation & Emotional Abuse (5): Staying Free Of Abuse & Manipulation

Today I conclude my 5-Part series on recognising emotional abuse & breaking free by looking at how we can stay free of future emotional abuse (as much as possible) & start to rebuild our life. Over many years I have … Continue reading

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Recognising Manipulation & Emotional Abuse (4): Breaking Free of Emotional Abuse & Manipulation

Today, in this Fourth Part of a series of 5 articles where I will examine how it is possible to break-free of the cycle of emotional abuse & manipulation. Over many years I have witnessed & been on the receiving … Continue reading

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Recognising Manipulation & Emotional Abuse (3): Tricks & Tactics Used By Emotional Manipulators & Abusers

Today, in this Third Part of a 5-Part series I use real-life examples to examine how emotional abusers & manipulators use their ‘weapons‘  in everyday settings to achieve their aims. Over many years I have witnessed & been on the … Continue reading

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Recognising Manipulation & Emotional Abuse (2): Characteristics & Behaviour of The Manipulator/Abuser

  In this Second Part of a series of 5 articles, I examine the personal characteristics & behaviours of the abuser/manipulator.  There may be some overlap with the next part (issued tomorrow). Over many years I have witnessed & been … Continue reading

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(Un)Happy Christmas

  After a long break due to health issues I have chosen to return to my blog on Christmas Day. Why? Because this year, more than others, I am aware of many people who will find today & the next … Continue reading

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The Great Power of Valuing Others

Probably one of the most destructive mantras of the 21st Century is ‘Do What You Want.’ This notion that we are islands in a big sea & that somehow just following our own path will make us more significant or … Continue reading

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When Did Relationship Become Personal Ambition?

Do we need to tackle the current obsession with personal wealth, personal success & personal gain? Friendships & relationships are much more than just ways to get where we want & get what we need. They are two-way & often costly in time, money & energy. Is it really all about me? Or is it also about you? Continue reading

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