Setting Boundaries with Friends

setting boundaries with friends

Setting Boundaries With Friends

Have you ever had a friend that no matter what you told her, she always came up with a better way to do the thing that you want to do? Or she has a different option about what you should buy to what you have said you’re about to buy? Or she has another choice about where to take your life which is opposite to the direction that you want for your life? Nothing that you ever say seems to be right for you according to her….nothing ever satisfies her – she always knows better than you do. Abuse doesn’t only occur in relationships, it occurs in friendships too. Continue reading

What is an Abusive Relationship?

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Whаt іѕ аn Abuѕіvе Rеlаtіоnѕhір?

An аbuѕіvе rеlаtіоnѕhір іѕ аn іntіmаtе rеlаtіоnѕhір (mаrrіеd, со-hаbіtіng, ѕаmе ѕеx раrtnеrѕ) whеrеbу оnе раrtnеr (thе аbuѕеr) uѕеѕ vаrіоuѕ mеthоdѕ tо еxеrt соntrоl аnd роwеr оvеr thеіr раrtnеr (thе vісtіm). If уоu аrе rеаdіng thіѕ аrtісlе, іt іѕ vеrу lіkеlу thаt уоu knоw оr ѕuѕресt thаt уоu оr ѕоmеоnе сlоѕе tо уоu іѕ іn ѕuсh а rеlаtіоnѕhір. If уоu аrе аt thе роіnt whеrе уоu аrе јuѕt ѕuѕрісіоuѕ, I ѕtrоnglу еnсоurаgе уоu tо rеаd оn bесаuѕе оnе оf thе ‘ѕуmрtоmѕ’ оf bеіng іn аn аbuѕіvе rеlаtіоnѕhір іѕ dеnіаl, whісh hugеlу mіnіmіѕеѕ аnd јuѕtіfіеѕ thе аbuѕіvе bеhаvіоur. Althоugh іt іѕ соmmоnlу thоught thаt mоѕt аbuѕеrѕ аrе mаlе, thіѕ іѕ іn fасt nоt thе саѕе аt аll. Sо thіѕ аrtісlе соvеrѕ bоth fеmаlе аnd mаlе раrtnеr аbuѕе and helps you to recognise what an abusive relationship is.

What types of abuse are there? Read on to find out more.

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Maternal Narcissism

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Maternal Narcissism

If you were abused as a young girl and your needs were neglected, there is a very high chance that you’re an adult narcissist who is trying to get your needs met through your children.  I’ve heard so many stories of women who’ve had kids in order to feel loved, in order to fill a gap within themselves, and one such story is my own mother’s story. Continue reading

Percentage of Violence Against Men

percentage of violence against men

Percentage of Violence Against Men

For a long time, domestic violence has been associated and understood exclusively as an issue of women. All attention is given to the females who are abused by men, but unfortunately, men who are abused by women are overlooked. According to a report, more than 40% of the victims of domestic violence are male. This percentage of male victims might seem very high to some people, but this is a fact and this number is continually growing. Continue reading

Forgiveness in Marriage

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Forgiveness in Marriage

written by AB, editor MR

Is your spouse careless and inconsiderate? Does he or she hurt your feelings by doing or saying anything that you do not like? Due to the fact that women are naturally nurturing and caring, men need to learn how to become just as caring because naturally they aren’t usually that way. Unfortunately, because it requires a rather large effort to learn, they often don’t bother to do so. Continue reading

How to Not Be the Abuser

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How not to be the Abuser

Written by AB

Having a relationship is an important element of human life and everybody wants a true and sincere relationship. But how many relationships are based on mutual understanding and respect? If you are in a relationship and you’d like to make sure that you are doing the right thing by your partner, ask yourself the following questions: Do you feel secure in your relationship? Do you really enjoy spending time with your spouse or partner? Do you think your partner tries to control your behavior or make you scared? Although having a sincere and loving relationship is a great blessing, not everyone goes into a relationship for the right reasons. Thus, there is a great increase in the number of abusive relationships in the recent years. This article explains how not to be the abuser. Continue reading