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Mindfulness in Relationships: Strengthening Connections with Your Partner

Relationships can be both beautiful and challenging, and it's normal for couples to experience rough patches. However, with mindfulness, couples can deepen their connections, communicate more effectively, and overcome obstacles in their relationship. Mindfulness is the practice of being present and fully engaged in the current moment, without judgement. By applying this practice to your relationship, you can enhance your connection with your partner.

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Gaslighting: What It Is and How to Recognise It In Your Relationship

Gaslighting is a term that has become increasingly popular in recent years, thanks in part to the rise of awareness about emotional abuse. Essentially, it refers to a situation where one person in a relationship (romantic, work-related, or otherwise) manipulates the other in order to gain power and control over them. This is done by creating a false narrative that undermines the other person's emotions and feelings, causing them to question their reality.

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Love Shouldn't Hurt, What is a toxic or abusive relationship?

A healthy relationship is one where both partners feel loved, respected, and valued. However, not all relationships are healthy, and some can be toxic or abusive. In a toxic or abusive relationship, one partner may use tactics such as manipulation, control, or violence to maintain power and dominance over the other partner. In this blog, we will discuss what a toxic or abusive relationship is and how to recognise the signs.