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20 Signs of Coercive Control That Reveal Manipulation in a Relationship

By | 2018-07-15T13:54:34+00:00 July 15th, 2018|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Would you be able to recognise the signs of coercive control if it was present in your relationship? I thought I would, but it is only after years of reflection that I realise I was being controlled in a number of ways. The thing about coercive control is that it’s pretty hard to pin [...]

7 Phases of Narcissistic Abuse (and How to Stop It No Matter Where You Are)

By | 2018-05-03T16:00:58+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality|Tags: , , , , , |

Narcissistic abuse has the power to hold its victim for long periods of time. There are phases of this abuse which alternate between rage and peace, which confuse and bewilder. I was married to a narcissist for over 20 years. When someone finally saw the truth of my abusive relationship, they would urge me to [...]

5 Effects of Bullying That Last Long into Adulthood (and How to Stop It)

By | 2018-04-28T18:35:43+00:00 April 28th, 2018|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , , |

Do the effects of bullying in childhood reach into adulthood? One of my first memories of school is a scene where a crowd of children are throwing stones at a girl behind the playing fields. I wasn’t part of the crowd, but as they walked away, the girl looked at me. I had a choice, join [...]

The Vicious Cycle of Emotional Manipulation and How to Break the Pattern

By | 2018-04-16T21:11:51+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Categories: Personal Development, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |

The worst part of emotional manipulation is not feeling and going through this struggle. No, the most horrible part of enduring this abuse is repeating it with others. I’m going to be honest with you, I have endured emotional manipulation since as far back as I can remember. No, there is no defined point in [...]

Children of Abusive Parents Have These 6 Struggles Later in Life

By | 2018-04-03T13:39:58+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personal Development, Personality|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Children of abusive parents don’t just suffer at the time the abuse is taking place, but later on in life as well. It’s not surprising that being a child of abusive parents leaves such long-lasting scars on one's soul. Consider that as children we are forming our most important attachments and establishing our own identities. [...]

5 Toxic Mother-Daughter Relationships Most People Think Are Normal

By | 2018-03-26T21:36:05+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The thing about toxic mother-daughter relationships is that until you grow up, leave home and discover other people’s family dynamics, everything seems normal. I was a person that didn’t realise I was in one of those toxic mother-daughter relationships until I began speaking to my sisters after my mother had died. It’s easy to see [...]

7 Ways Feeling Unloved May Have Roots in Your Childhood

By | 2018-03-20T22:05:12+00:00 March 21st, 2018|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , |

Adults sometimes find themselves feeling unloved, and they often look for answers in their surroundings or various influences. The answer, however, could come from their past. Personally, I have abandonment issues, along with all the other quirks, personality flaws, and disorders that I also endure. For many years, I struggled to understand why I was [...]

What Is Family Manipulation and How to Recognize Its Warning Signs

By | 2018-03-15T21:42:12+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Categories: Dark Personalities, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |

Does family manipulation sound like a new thing? You may be surprised to learn that manipulation can come from anyone – be it, partners, mothers or fathers… even siblings. Partner manipulation has become pretty common. Many people have managed to get away from this sort of abusive relationship. However, manipulation is prevalent in all sorts [...]