Depression

Exit Signs: Understanding Abusive Relationships

By Dr Samir Parikh While every relationship inevitably has its ups and downs, the experience of being a victim of abuse by one’s partner is very traumatic and painful. The consequences of being in such a relationship are equally devastating, if not more, than a physically abusive relationship, with the additional factor of the subtle nature […]

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Gaslighting: Getting Help and Healing

By Scherezade Siobhan This is Part 2 of a Series on Gaslighting. Read Part One, GASLIGHTING: RED FLAGS  The logical question that follows any discussion about the red flags of gaslighting– How does someone heal from this kind of abuse? Here is a more general layout for possible ways in which you can begin to […]

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Gaslighting: Red Flags

By Scherezade Siobhan In recent times, we have all observed widespread and complicit attempts at gaslighting women in public and personal spheres. Whether it is questioning the veracity of assault survivors and their stories or continued social media targeting of a woman journalist to dissuade her from doing her job, we are all watching these heinous […]

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Ten Things to Know About Domestic Violence

By Ratna Golaknath “I would leave if my husband/ partner ever hit me, cheated on me or treated me like dirt”. How often have you thought that in the past or even in the present? All of us have an internal moral standard on abuse and dignity and we instinctively want to protect ourselves. Yet, […]

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Sociopaths and Emotional Abuse: Signs to Watch Out For

Editor’s Note: A Mumbai-based psychologist we spoke to says that she sees many more women who fall prey to men (usually men, according to her experience) who appear charming, but display “dark triad” traits, which includes psychopathic, everyday sadistic, narcissistic traits. We aren’t all conditioned to recognise emotional abuse for what it is. With what’s known as […]

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