Box of Coloured Eggs With Painted Faces - Verbal Abuse: When The Joke Just Isn't Funny - Sandra Harewood Counselling

Verbal Abuse: When The Joke Just Isn’t Funny

Many people assume that verbal abuse is just about swearing.  And some go one step further by thinking that swearing is only abusive if it’s attached to name-calling. If they didn’t call you an #@$%ing [insert], then they haven’t been abusive.

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The B* Word – Boundaries. Why It’s Hard To Stop Saying Yes When You Feel No

Ever found yourself giving in and putting the needs of someone else first or second-guessing yourself? Can you relate?  Then you know why setting boundaries feels so hard.

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Does Therapy Work? Yes It Does, And Here’s The Evidence

Does therapy work?  Absolutely. Yes, it does

But you would expect me to say that that, wouldn’t you! What therapist would say otherwise?

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The Power of Owning Your Suppressed Anger: Reclaiming The Goddess

In a healthy relationship, you would with your partner, be able to express your feelings openly. You would say what bothers you about what is going on or what happened.

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Coercive Control: 7 Reasons Why Women Don’t Leave

When Sally Challen walked free from the High Court in London last Friday, many saw this as a landmark decision for how the legal system treats domestic abuse. European countries, including England and Wales, are taking the lead on redefining domestic abuse.

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The Honest Truth About Your Partner’s Anger Issues

You can usually tell when someone is angry. It’s visceral. A raised voice, trembling, fidgeting, fast speech, heavy breathing, the furrowed brow, the clenched hand or maybe flared nostrils. But equally, it can be the opposite. Silence or sudden disappearance.