Coercive Control is not about one partner simply being "bossy" or "a nag;" it's about domination. Controlling people often micromanage their partners' everyday life -- restricting their activities and planning their time with a detailed schedule.
Knowing that someone has good intentions doesn't mean you have to put up with their craziness. In fact, a clear-eyed view of the difference between their intent and their actions may be the very thing that gives you the courage to walk away.
I am ready to close this chapter of our lives. Please respect my decision. Do not contact me again. I know that you are asking, "Why now?" It is simple really. Now that I am in my forties, I have realized that it is better to be alone than to be with someone who does not make me happy.
We often would just rather skip and ignore negative emotions: "Oh no, do not come to confuse me!" "I do not want to feel this anxiety/stress/sadn...
Approximately six months ago, I got serious about my goal to become a professional writer. I had written an eBook and was anxious to know how to tradi...
Charisma is mostly about confidence. There are several easy ways to increase your confidence, or appear to be more confident.
Over the past several years, many studies have shown the advantages of teams which are diverse in terms of skills, age, culture, personality and, most especially, gender. Diverse teams, when well led, are more innovative and creative.
"Health and wellness" is something we all want at some level. But when push comes to shove, it's easy to prioritize everything else over it-work, social time, "down time" in front of the TV or browsing the Internet. The intention is good, but something gets in the way of acting on it.
When anyone hears stories of domestic violence, it's almost always physical abuse, death and even murder suicides. Most people, though, fail to understand how emotional abuse can also be domestic violence.
One of my favorite things about cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is shining a torch into our mind -- our thoughts, assumptions and beliefs. Here are seven questions that I often use with my clients, that can help you learn more about your anxiety and bring you greater peace.
At the heart of American pride is the dream that anyone can bootstrap their way from rags to riches. Unfortunately, despite belief and hope, this dream is statistically rare. Research by Pew's Economic Mobility Project shows that 70 percent of people born in poverty never know anything different.
No purchase is void of emotion. Brands have spent millions attempting to connect positive feelings to a product, from De Beers equating diamonds to affection to McDonald's insisting that their customers are "lovin' it."
"It's like we're designed to make choices around pleasure." -- the late Dr. Candace Pert, Molecules of Emotion Through the social and emotio...
This is a great question and something all of us struggle with to a certain extent. Here are my ten ideas.
I don't have children of my own, but my sisters are eighteen and twenty years younger than me, respectively, and I've worked in childcare and education. Interacting with other people's children is easy when they're angels, and challenging when they're ... well, normal.
I don't want to be a writer, but life wants me to be one. This is an embarrassing question to have such a detailed answer for. But, right now, writing it is my only way of carving Adam was here into the tree.
Do you love scaring and being scared? Do you cherish the memories of Halloweens past? Do you collect decorations and costumes all year, waiting for...
Today, a tweet, a post, or a blog is enough to alert millions in seconds of a dreadful restaurant, an unsafe toy, or a polluting car company. We can share our market experiences in real time. This narrows the space for phishing.
Breadwinners beware. The more financially dependent a husband or wife is on their spouse, the more likely they are to cheat. Most people assume the op...
Travel has a way of making you look at the world with fresh eyes. Think about all the photos you take on vacation vs. on a normal workday--being in a new place makes you more likely to notice sensory details.