Signs of an Emotionally Abusive Relationship And What You Can Do

Some relationships, whether they be parent-child, spouse, sibling or friendships, can be emotionally abusive in nature. An emotionally abusive relationship is more than just a collection of emotionally abusive behaviors. In an emotionally abusive relationship, one person consistently controls the other through fear, humiliation, manipulation, fear or shame. There is …

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Teen Dating Violence: The Warning Signs

February is National Teen Dating Violence month in the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control, 10% of all teens between 7th grade and 12th grade experience teen dating violence. Teens who are abused are are higher risk for substance abuse, developing depression, developing eating disorders and attempting …

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Common Causes for Anger Management Issues

Anger is an emotion that children learn to feel within a few months of being born. The emotion itself is a healthy and natural expression of certain experiences. Anger becomes a problem when it becomes out of control and when it hurts people emotionally or even physically. People mistakenly believe …

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Top 9 Red Flags In Dating

Most of the time when relationships don’t work out, hindsight provides a perspective that you desperately wish you had during the relationship itself. However, that perspective is entirely possible to achieve while still dating the person if you are well informed of the most common red flags that are often …

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South Asian Emotion: 4 Reasons to Control Your Anger

Anger is a basic emotion that emerges around 3 to 4 months of infancy. Evolutionarily, anger is meant to protect us from harm as it signals danger or an imminent threat to our well-being or safety. Feeling anger when you are mistreated, wronged or feel threatened is perfectly normal and …

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Top 9 Causes of Low Self-Esteem in South Asians

Low self-esteem is the inability to have confidence in your own skills, achievements or personal qualities. It is different from modesty or humility in that people who are modest recognize their talents but are careful not to brag about them. People with low self-esteem tend to not even recognize their …

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Meera’s Story: Recognizing the Patterns of Emotional Abuse

“I feel like I have to walk on eggshells and like I can’t do anything right,” Meera said. “Have you ever felt this way before?” It was a simple question but when she stopped to think about feeling bullied or unaccepted, Meera was surprised at how many examples she could …

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