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Category: Finding YourSelf

Let’s Be Honest About Self-help Books

Is it just me or are we all tired of self-help books? We read and relate to them but there are no clear cut instructions. There is only some mumbo jumbo bullshit, and at the end of the book, all we really have is some person we idolize and...
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Emotional abuse

Emotional abuse is a common form of abuse that occurs in close relationships. It is also known as psychological abuse, and includes verbal abuse. Emotional abuse is about one person maintaining power or control over another person. It usually takes place between intimate partners, or comes from a parent...
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Signs of Emotional Abuse

Home » Blog » Signs of Emotional Abuse Last updated: 8 Jul 2018   ~ 2 min read Emotional abuse is elusive. Unlike physical abuse, the people doing it and receiving it may not even know it’s happening. It can be more harmful than physical abuse because it can...
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Mental Abuse And Addiction

The Relationship Between Mental Abuse and Addiction Mental abuse and addiction have a close and complicated relationship, with mental abuse making addiction more likely and addiction making mental abuse more likely. Mental abuse is the same as emotional abuse and psychological abuse. Emotional and mental abuse involves a person acting...
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Emotional Abuse

An isolated occurrence doesn’t necessarily qualify as emotional abuse, but a pattern of behavior that creates fear and control does. Such mistreatment can occur in a range of interpersonal contexts, including a parental relationship, a romantic relationship, or a professional relationship. People who suffer emotional abuse can experience short-term...
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Mental abuse is a form of violence that affects the mind, often leaving the abused feeling worthless and lacking empowerment 1. states that mental abuse is also known as emotional abuse 134. According to mental health specialist Kathryn Patricelli, types of mental or emotional abuse include verbal and...
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11 Warning Signs of Gaslighting

Source: 123rf Stock Photo/Standard License Gaslighting is a tactic in which a person or entity, in order to gain more power, makes a victim question their reality. It works much better than you may think. Anyone is susceptible to gaslighting, and it is a common technique of abusers, dictators, narcissists,...
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64 Signs of Mental and Emotional Abuse: How to Identify

OverviewYou probably know many of the more obvious signs of mental and emotional abuse. But when you’re in the midst of it, it can be easy to miss the persistent undercurrent of abusive behavior. Psychological abuse involves a person’s attempts to frighten, control, or isolate you. It’s in the...
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What is gaslighting? Examples and how to respond

Gaslighting is a form of psychological abuse where a person or group makes someone question their sanity, perception of reality, or memories. People experiencing gaslighting often feel confused, anxious, and unable to trust themselves.The term gaslighting derives from the 1938 play and 1944 film Gaslight, in which a husband...
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Gaslighting: Signs and Tips for Seeking Help

What is gaslighting?Gaslighting is a form of emotional abuse that’s seen in abusive relationships. It’s the act of manipulating a person by forcing them to question their thoughts, memories, and the events occurring around them. A victim of gaslighting can be pushed so far that they question their own...
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