Tag Archives: relationships

Tag Archives: relationships

Why You Should Watch Love Island – Bravado And Bikinis

Don’t Be Put Off by First Impressions The new series of Love Island started last week and with it some quite strong opinions based on first impressions of the Islanders. People can be quick to judge and judge harshly those that put themselves out there. These young people with their bravado and bikinis, who are still working out who they are and how they want to be, can become easy targets for the anger and frustration that some of us hold on to for other things in our lives. I […]...

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What Is Emotional Abuse?

by Dr Emma Gray - 29th April, 2019
What Is Emotional Abuse?

Emotional abuse is a consistent pattern of abusive words and bullying behaviours intended to control you. It can happen in any relationship, with friends, family or co-workers. One of the difficult things about emotional abuse is that it is so hard to define. This makes it hard to identify but also hard to explain to others. This in turn makes it difficult to get the support you need to protect yourself. In this blog I am going to show you how to identify emotional abuse because knowing what the problem […]...

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The Keys To a Healthy Relationship: Key No. 6 – Avoid Negative Comparisons

In this final instalment of the Keys to a Healthy Relationship I am going to talk about how damaging negative comparisons with other people’s relationships can be. Nature has programmed us to do this, to compare ourselves to others, its function is to motivate us to improve our performance, an important strategy in the ‘survival of the fittest’ game. However, sometimes this tendency kicks in, not when it can help us, but as a default response when we are feeling bad, self-critical, self-doubtful, lacking in confidence. It is important to […]...

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The Keys To a Healthy Relationship: Key No. 5 – How To Stop Arguing

In this article, the fifth in The Keys to a Health Relationship series, I will share 6 tips to help you and your partner stop arguing. No one agrees all the time, in fact, if a couple does it is usually a sign that one partner is dominating the other and only that person is getting their needs met. Disagreements are necessary if relationships are to grow, deepen and adapt to changing demands, however, to be productive, certain ‘rules’ need to be observed, otherwise disagreements quickly disintegrate into shouting matches. […]...

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