Tag archive: relationships

    The second part of last weeks subject. Being in a relationship with a toxic person can be unhealthy. Your self-confidence and self-esteem can begin to suffer the longer you are exposed to them. Here are some behaviours of a toxic person.   They are envious and jealous. They criticise your achievements and ambitions, show delight…

    Usually when a relationship goes wrong it’s the communication where the problems begin. In fact communication, or lack of it may be the underlying theme running throughout most of the problems in your relationship. If we improve communication we may improve our relationships. Differences, disagreements and arguments can often be traced back to difficulties in…

    There are different ways to resolve conflict. For example arguing over it, insulting and blaming others, being violent, forcing resolutions, even ignoring there is a problem. The difficulty with these solutions though are that both parties aren’t going to be happy with them. Generally whenever there is a difficulty we tend to think in terms…

    There can be many reasons for infidelity, most commonly referred to as cheating. For example revenge for some previous slight, lack of fulfilment, lack of love at home, the love of attention, to feel desired, to improve self-esteem and so on. Sometimes people just crave the excitement, want to make their partner jealous or want…

    Many people who are uncomfortable not being in control of situations and circumstances are often labelled as control freaks. However the underlying causes of controlling behaviour often lies in feelings of insecurity and fear. This feeling of not having control, or indeed of being controlled can come from many different areas and leaves some people…

    Histrionic personality disorder normally includes a pattern of attention seeking behaviour. Typically this involves wanting to be the center of attention in any group of people, perhaps being flirtatious or provocative. People with Histrionic Personality Disorder often act out a role in their relationship with others rather than feel emotions as such. They may have difficulty achieving or…

    We are all influenced by others, it is part of the normal give and take in any relationship. If you’re in a manipulative relationship though it may be hard to spot at first. Someone who manipulates others deliberately creates an imbalance of power and exploits it to their own advantage. This is when someone exercises undue…

    Work related stress causes huge problems both financially and emotionally through sick days and damage to relationships and our all round well being. Stress is a normal response to pressure, and most jobs require a certain amount of challenge. However when the challenges and pressure become too much for us to cope with we begin to suffer….

    Fear of intimacy is not just the fear of romance or sex. It can be a fear of our connection to others. According to attachment theory infants who are not held, nurtured, encouraged and supported have difficulty thriving. Fear of intimacy could be because we have a fear of being abandoned, rejected or betrayed emotionally….

    Many people report feeling work related stress and anxieties due to an increase of harshness in the workplace. This is not unusual as we often have huge workloads which take a lot of from us. However the stress and anxiety is not always coming from the amount of work people are doing, the quality or indeed ever tightening…

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