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Victim of Covert Abuse
Dr. David Hawkins

8 Ways to Spot A Covert Abuser

Many people think of emotional abuse as slamming doors and throwing things, yelling and making threats—anything that is intended to intimidate another person. And certainly,

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Changing Your Course with an Intervention

The couples that come to us for help have often landed in a random, dysfunctional, unhealthy place. Frequently, one of them believes the best hope

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When Coping is Killing You

Coping is always a good thing, right? No, not necessarily. We’ve always been taught that coping with difficulty is a sign of strength. But what

Emotional Abuse and the Assault on Reality
Emotional Abuse

Emotional Abuse: An Assault On Reality

This article is part of a series that examines different aspects of emotional abuse.  I will focus on one of the primary control strategies of

Anger as Weaponry
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Emotional Abuse, Part 3: Anger as Weaponry

“Emotional abuse” often feels like a heavy and serious accusation, especially when combined with the words “anger” and “weaponry.” Yet living in an emotionally abusive

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Is He Really Changing? Part 2

In part 1 of this blog (which you can read here), I wrote about the pressure some of you wives may feel to come up

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When Sleeping Dogs Won’t Lie

People often have anxiety about getting help for their marriages. That anxiety can have many sources. For example, concern about what others will think—will they

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Telling Him What Needs to Change: Part 1

Mary is a typical client. She has spent years looking for ways to better connect with her husband, Joe. She’s read numerous books and articles.

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