The Love and Abuse Podcast

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This show will help you identify poisonous communication and toxic behavior. It will also help you unravel the mystery of emotional and verbal abuse, manipulation, narcissistic abuse and deception by revealing what so many people outside the relationship can't see.
Love and Abuse is the official podcast of The M.E.A.N. Workbook on emotional abuse and manipulation in relationships. Use this podcast as an addendum to the workbook to help you continue along your journey to regain your power and your life. You do not have to own the workbook to follow along, but knowing your M.E.A.N. score by taking the assessment will help you pinpoint the exact behaviors causing challenges in your relationship.
Plus, the workbook will give you a solid understanding of the state of your relationship and what steps to take next.
Emotional abusers can trick the world by being kind, caring and generous to everyone else but those they are supposed to love most. Let this show guide you through their confusing and often hurtful behavior.

*All content on this site and in the podcast is for informational and educational purposes only. Always seek the advice of a medical or psychological professional before making any changes that could affect your physical or mental health.

 

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You will never, ever be good enough for a manipulative and controlling person
Should you love more, do more, be more for another person that never seems to be happy? One method of

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Kind words carefully crafted to plant the seed of guilt and shame
Some people have a clever way of making you feel bad about yourself by complimenting you and using positive, supportive

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Why you get conned into the psychologically abusive relationship
If you’ve ever wondered why you felt a connection with someone that turned out to be controlling and manipulative, you

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How to stop being hurtful and controlling with the people you love
When you hurt someone you love, you let them know that they are not that important in your life. If

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An analysis of emotional abuse: Breaking down the bad behavior
When someone shows you every single red flag you need to determine there is lying, control, and manipulation going on,

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Is your response to their bad behavior emotional abuse?
After months or years of being emotionally abused, you may find yourself doing behavior that resembles the same type of

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When someone tarnishes your good name and reputation – The Smear Campaign
The smear campaign is a card often played by narcissists, sociopaths, and other emotional abusers to make you look like

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If you leave me, I’ll kill myself – The ultimate abuse of your empathy and compassion
A suicide threat is the ultimate way to control an empathetic, caring person. If you’re in a relationship with someone

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How to Take Care of Yourself In and Out of the Abusive Relationship
Strangled on her wedding night, survivor, Transformation Coach and author, Stephanie McPhail endured years of a physically and emotionally abusive

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When you love the emotional abuser so much you won’t leave
When you are in love with the person mistreating you, is there a way to improve the relationship? Can you

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Don’t show them how crazy you feel and sharing custody with the emotional abuser
Emotional abusers can make you feel crazy. They will convince you you’ve said things you didn’t say, they’ll remind you

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Emotional Abuse explained for your friends, family, attorney, therapist or anyone else that may need to know what you’re experiencing
Emotional abuse victims have a very difficult time trying to explain what’s happening to them to their friends and family.

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The toxic relationship alters your view of reality making you think your future is dark
When you’re in the thick of a toxic relationship, all you can see is a dark future with no way

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You can’t fix emotional abuse, you can only heal yourself and hope they do the same
Trying to work as hard as you can to fix things you didn’t break is exhausting and demoralizing. The first

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How judgment in relationships destroys love and connection
Judgment is the ultimate relationship destroyer. It is the key to creating a rift so wide that the relationship issues

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Identifying the signs of toxic or manipulative behavior while dating
It can be a challenge to see the signs of toxic behavior when you first start dating someone, especially if

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Have they really changed or are they faking it? Learning to differentiate between true change and acting.
When someone in your life claims to have changed and promises to stop behaving badly, have they truly changed or

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It takes two to build and one to destroy: The cheating partner works alone
When the partner of a cheater carries guilt, thinking their own behavior caused the cheating, the relationship can disintegrate even

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Are they for real: Is it all lies and deception or are you just going nuts?
The actor in the relationship can fool the best of us. When you can’t tell what’s an act and what’s

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How isolation ensures you lose your friends, family and support system
Isolation occurs when someone wants to keep you from your friends, family and support structures. You will become more dependent

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