The longer you're in a relationship the more likely it is you will at some point wonder whether it would be a good idea to take a break from your relationship. There can be many good reasons to take a break but it may also be because you or your partner doesn't see a future … Continue reading Is ‘taking a break’ in a relationship healthy?
Learn about their diagnosis. Every mental illness is different so every person needs a different approach. It can be very affirming when your loved ones take the time to learn about your diagnosis and the way in which it effects you. Having a better understanding of your loved one will help you make sense of … Continue reading How to help Someone with Mental Illness
Gaslighting is a psychological manipulation technique and form of emotional abuse. The abusers make the victim question their memory, perception and sanity. It is a technique often used by sociopaths and narcissists. The abuser's ultimate goal is to make their victim second guess their every choice and question their sanity, making them more dependent on the … Continue reading What is Gaslighting?
The absence of love and security in childhood can lead to difficulties in adulthood. If you have a pattern of falling into abusive relationships or fearing intimacy it is likely you learned about love, affection and intimacy from inadequate models. This means that now you have to be the nurturing voice you never received from … Continue reading How to Self-Parent as an Adult