Showing posts from May, 2020

Seven (7) signs of Emotional Abuse You Must Never Ignore: #YouAreNotCrazy

"Emotionally abusive people are like brick walls, they try to keep you locked up in your own head, questioning your sanity. But know this, nobody has that power over you. "
-You Are Strong

Emotional/ phsychological abuse is often difficult to detect because it does not involve physical scars. Unlike Physical abuse that leaves visible wounds and bruises on the body, Emotional abuse affects the mind of a person so it is hardly seen. Most people who suffer from emotional abuse end up with anxiety disorders, depression, low/severely bruised self esteem and even post traumatic stress disorders (P.T.S.D). 
The effects of emotional abuse are as bad as any form of abuse and so they should not be taken lightly or brushed off. It often involves manipulation, gaslighting, aggressive outbursts and shaming. 
Emotional abuse is possible in any kind of family, romantic or work relationship and here are Seven signs of Emotional Abuse to look out for:
1. Dismissive/ passive aggressive behaviour t…

In The Presence Of The Pure: On Coping With Anxiety #Mental Health Awareness

As a person who has suffered with severe anxiety after years of watching my mother be physically and emotionally abused by my father, I have found over the years that for fear of being misunderstood or being given some unsolicited advice like, "you should let it go" or "you should try to calm down more and not take everything too personal", silence and solitude have really been my best companions. 
As a Creative person, the things I struggle with are constantly fighting to come out of me. I want people to know that I'm mostly always hurting and half the time I can't put a finger on what exactly is causing all the pain and panicking in the morning. 
Yet when people call my phone, I watch the phone ring and I do not answer.  Most conversations feel forced and superficial. It's like the more calls I pick up, the more people feel they are getting to know me. But really I'm just putting up a bearable version of myself for them. Truth is …