Domestic violence

controlling relationships

Controlling relationships

Who’s in control? In every relationship, there will inevitably be a struggle for control at some point. Many couples argue about money, for example, or how to discipline the children. Even day to day routines, such as housework, can be a source of conflict, with two people having totally different ideas about what needs doing,

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why do i feel so angry

Why do I feel so angry?

Anger is a very personal thing, and it can strike at any moment. Sometimes we ask ourselves why do i feel so angry and we don’t always know the answer straight away. Where does anger come from? Triggers for anger come in many forms and the way in which we respond will depend on how

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Low self-esteem hiding away

Building self-esteem

Everyone has opinions about the type of person you are. These opinions are at the heart of self-esteem and affect how you value yourself. Beliefs about yourself can change in your life as a result of experiences and circumstances and a low self- esteem will result in negative beliefs meaning you may focus too much on your

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domestic violence

Emotional abuse

Domestic abuse We are all used to thinking in terms of domestic violence and we all know the images that go along with it – bruised and battered faces, and excuses about walking into cupboard doors. But as horrifying as physical violence is, there is another, more subtle form of abuse which can be just

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omestic violence against men

Domestic violence against men

Domestic abuse – a women’s issue? Domestic violence equals physical abuse of women in most people’s minds. But men can be abused in relationships too, and for those that are, the lack of recognition of abuse against men only ads to their problems. Does it really exist? Domestic violence against men does exist, although it

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violence against women

Domestic violence

Refuge Domestic violence is one of those things that you may well think would never happen to you, but it can happen to anyone regardless of class, income, gender, sexuality or ethnicity. And it happens to a surprising number of people. Statistics from the charity Refuge show that one in four women is abused at

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