Emotional Abuse: Move Past Commentary to Compassion

By Scherezade Siobhan My client H is a bright-eyed software engineer with an envious fountain of noodle curls for hair. In her first session, we actually bond over the implicit politicisation of women’s hair as she declares she would do anything to have my poker straight tresses to which I respond with my barely contained […]

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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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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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