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Sexual Anxiety, When Intimacy Scares You

Nowadays, there’s supposedly sexual freedom and no taboos. And we say “supposedly” because, when it comes down to it, this isn’t really the truth. At least not for an important group of people who don’t enjoy intimacy. Some of them…

Verbal Abuse in Childhood Leaves its Mark

Verbal abuse in childhood directly affects children’s health. Nevertheless, we’re not aware of all of its effects. This is because we sometimes confuse it with the use of bad words. But it goes much further than that. Verbal abuse in…

How to Recover from Emotional Abuse

Recovering from emotional abuse means having to process a traumatic event that has undermined your confidence. To do this, you have to avoid blaming yourself. The person who trusts and gives everything to their relationship is never in the wrong. The…

5 Consequences of Disorganized Attachment

Attachment is the affective bond that develops primarily out of a search for safety and well-being. In some cases, the primary caregiver represents both a source of danger and protection for the child. This is how disorganized attachment develops. For…

10 Types of Emotionally Violent People

In 2002, Lundy Bancroft wrote one of the most profound books ever written about the mentality of psychological and emotional abusers.  His work was backed by clinical evidence and research. In the book, he defines different types of emotionally violent people.

The Psychological Profile of an Abuser

Considerable effort has been made to come up with the psychological profile of an abuser. But research still hasn’t produced reliable empirical data. That said, evidence does exist that there are traits common in all abusers.  Traditionally, boys and girls…

The different forms of child abuse

The different forms of child abuse seem almost imperceptible sometimes. They have even been accepted as a natural part of a little one’s education on occasions. Some have seen it as necessary and have found it impossible to use other…

Beth Thomas: the Psychopath Little Girl

People who lived through the 80’s might remember this incredible case that reverberated around the whole world. Known as “the psychopath little girl,” young Beth Thomas terrorized her entire family. However, it started with a terrible trigger. Even today it…

Learned Helplessness: a Hopeless, Deep Hole

Learned helplessness is one of the worst holes we could ever fall into. It is the perfect breeding ground for anxiety and depression. And actually, it is both a consequence and a cause of lacking assertiveness (“Why cause conflict by expressing…

7 Invisible Forms of Sexism

A lot of times it’s hard to recognize sexism. It’s often camouflaged in behavior that seems harmless. Culture itself feeds it and gives it to us in small daily doses. But these small doses add up and create a whole…

Emotional Abuse Wounds Your Soul

There is abuse that leave no physical marks on your skin but does leave emotional wounds on your soul, open wounds that are difficult to heal. These are situations where one person dominates the other and where contempt, ignorance or criticism are the main elements of the…