Posts Tagged "Relationship Issues"

The Power and Control Relationship Issue and How Counseling Can Help

Posted by on May 2, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

The Power and Control Relationship Issue and How Counseling Can Help

Many people don’t realize what control looks like, or even if it is occurring in their relationship. Some behaviors might become normal and you might not even realize that the way your partner reacts is considered controlling. Below you will find a helpful diagram that a colleague recently shared with me. This is often used as a tool to help people realize that they are in a relationship where control and manipulation play a roll. As you can see from the picture excessive control and manipulation is considered abuse. However it doesn’t have to be physical or sexual to be abusive....

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Are You In A Controlling Relationship?

Posted by on Jan 11, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Are You In A Controlling Relationship?

You might have a picture of what a controlling relationship looks like. However there are many hidden, and often missed signs of control that can cause you to feel like a prisoner to your own actions. Controlling relationships don’t  have to include someone determining what you wear, eat, weigh, or who you can spend time with, there are other signs. It doesn’t have to include checking Internet or phone call histories, stopping by where your partner said they were just to make sure, or enforcing a curfew for your adult partner. Before we get into different signs of control it is...

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How You Can Deal with a Passive Aggressive Partner

Posted by on Dec 14, 2011 in Blog | 0 comments

How You Can Deal with a Passive Aggressive Partner

Dealing with someone who communicates passive aggressively can be an ongoing uphill battle. This communication style creates a road block to collaboration and growth. Passive aggression or communicating from a defensive standpoint can be treated successfully. Passive aggression or being defensive is a form of protection. While not all people are the same, some people who learn to communicate this way may be doing so to protect their inner child or true self. Communicating openly, honestly, and directly may cause them to feel too vulnerable so lashing out at others, jumping to a defensive...

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