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Dealing With Troublesome Neighbours

Dealing With Troublesome Neighbours

They say you can pick your friends but you can’t choose your family. The same goes for neighbours. Even if you move into a new home with the most amazing people living next to you, you never know when they’re going to up and leave and you have no control over who’s going to move

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Domestic Violence And Abuse

Domestic Violence And Abuse

Domestic Abuse occurs when one person in a marriage or otherwise intimate relationship seeks to dominate and control the other person. Where the abuse involves violence, it is known as Domestic Violence. Abusers use fear, shame, guilt, manipulation and intimidation to exert control over their partners, wearing down their defences and often threatening to hurt

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Possessive relationships

Possessive relationships

When you first start seeing someone it can seem romantic when they want to know everything about you: who your friends are, what you’ve been doing all day, who you spend time with and so on. However, after a while what was once cute can become taxing and exhausting. What Is A Possessive Relationship? Possessive relationships

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Are You Controlling

Are You Controlling

Hands up those of us that have a secret or not so secret control freak aspect to their personality?! The reality is that this is a very common human characteristic; one that pops out for many of us during times of stress and strain and one that, left unchecked, can cause difficulties in family and

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Weather and our mood

Weather and our mood

The world often seems like a much happier place when the sun is shining. If your heart sinks when you open the curtains in the morning to discover grey, wet, windy and downright horrible conditions outside then it may feel like the weather is affecting your emotions. Study However, research conducted by Dr Franz Buscha,

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How to support an ageing family member

How to support an ageing family member

The ‘second childhood’ phase of life that happens for many people in their late seventies onwards can be a potentially testing time all round. As relationships go through role reversal and adult children find themselves involved in the personal care and day to day overseeing of their now childlike parents, nerves can wear thin unless

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