This week, John is joined by emotional abuse therapist and author Elizabeth Goddard, the founder of The Divorce Sanctuary.
Elizabeth joins John to talk about the effects of relationship deterioration, including the sometimes unexpected loneliness that occurs in its aftermath. Elizabeth also discusses where abuse can begin, how we can identify the red flag traits in a partner, and how we can learn to move past the effects of a relationship breakdown.
Often, the person presented at the beginning of a relationship can be very different to the reality of a person. It's a painful and conflicting revelation to come to terms with.
Abusive behaviour in relationships can imprint upon impressionable minds. If children are taught that abuse is normal, then there is good chance that this will be carried on in their own lives.
Narcissists feed upon their partners both emotionally and financially. They suck their partner dry, and when there is nothing left to give, they move on.
Narcissists and sociopaths are by their nature, not good at taking responsibility for their behaviours, and so do not feel the innate desire to seek help to overcome their condition. This can make therapy and treatment almost impossible.
'If we've grown up in an environment that's been abusive, then we will see that behaviour as normal'
'They tune in to where your wounds are and then they use it to hurt you'
'They play with people and it's a great game for them. They want to see how powerful they are'
'It's important to remember that their condition comes from a place of pain'
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