A controlling partner feels weak and inadequate – hence the need to dominate.

It is the weakest not the strongest partner who controls a relationship. Do not confuse domineering and bullying behaviour, or emotional over-reaction and manipulation, as strength. It is, more often than not, the compliant, compromising, or silently-suffering partner who is the strongest – because they are trying to handle things without intending to exert control. […]

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Are your emotions running the show? Are your thoughts and feelings driving you crazy?

Is your own thinking driving you crazy? Are your thought processes muddled, scattered, and highly emotionally-charged? Rarely, occasionally… or very regularly? If so, do you have the guts to admit this to yourself, and commit to change – for the sake of your own sanity (and possibly other people’s, too!)? Emotionally reactive thinking is rapidly […]

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