Tell Your New Partner About the Abuse

Tell Your New Partner About the Abuse

How Can I Tell My Partner About The Abuse That I Experienced? This is a question that I have been asked recently. I began by replying, that my client would know when the time was right to tell her partner about the abuse that she had experienced. She would know when...
Conflict Resolution as a Goal

Conflict Resolution as a Goal

As a child, I used to pull away from conflict situations. I knew that whoever argued with another person had to become aggressive. At twelve years of age, I did not want to be aggressive. I witnessed aggression daily and I could see no advantage in aggressive...
Recognising Prejudice as Abuse

Recognising Prejudice as Abuse

Assumptions and Stereotypes I can see the outpouring of emotions about the death of the African-American George Floyd. I have felt angry about assumptions and stereotypes and the ongoing issue of racial prejudice throughout the world for most of my life. I was born in...
The Constant Battle

The Constant Battle

I know from my own experiences that what I called a bad day, often meant that the voice in my head was being a strong inner critic of everything that I did. I would try to tell myself that the words being spoken by my mother or my father did not matter. There was...
Life is a Story with Chapters

Life is a Story with Chapters

  So, when was the last time that you really looked at yourself? I mean, look in the mirror at your hair and the waves or straightness of the fringe? Have you considered how the curve of your face is shaped or the thickness or narrowness of your lips. Have you...
Policing Domestic Abuse During the Lock-down

Policing Domestic Abuse During the Lock-down

Policing Domestic Abuse During the Lockdown There have been numerous reports via tabloids and the televised news regarding the issue of domestic abuse and the issues of safety for those who are living with an abuser during the current lock-down. One fact that I feel...