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  • Narcissistic abuse

    Narcissistic abuse

    Narcissistic abuse starts after a honeymoon period when you will have felt at the centre of the other person’s world. You might have spotted signs that the person can be cold, argumentative and selfish, but as this was not consistent behaviour and you were in the honeymoon period, you overlooked it. The perpetrator of narcissistic […]

  • Emotional abuse; how to recognise this type of hidden abuse

    Emotional abuse; how to recognise this type of hidden abuse

    Emotional abuse in your relationship can go undetected for years before you put a label on it. Physical abuse, if your partner hits you, is plain to see. The second it occurs, you know it happened and can decide what to do about it, but when you cannot physically see abuse, it can be shocking […]

  • What is gaslighting? How to recognise it and how to respond

    What is gaslighting? How to recognise it and how to respond

    What is gaslighting? Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation in which a person attempts to make another person question their perception of reality and mental health. The person can do this by denying that something was said or done or by treating the victim as if they are crazy. Gaslighting can also involve: The […]

  • The stress response

    The stress response

    What is the stress response? The stress response is a natural survival mechanism to mobilise the body, giving immediate energy to fight or run away when we encounter a dangerous situation. This response is essential for our survival. When the threat is over, and the stress hormones are used up or expelled, the body enters […]