The Love and Abuse Podcast

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.

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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 work as hard as you can to fix things you didn’t break is exhausting and demoralizing. The first step

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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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In love with someone that wants it both ways: Healing from the obsession over the unhealthy relationship
Are you waiting for someone else to change so that you can get what you want? In this episode, I

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Stopping the downward spiral of unhealthy communication patterns with self-reflection
Sometimes a conversation with a certain person always seems to lead down a path of misery. You end up feeling

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There is nothing you could have done differently, emotional abuse would have happened anyway
Many emotional abuse victims believe they are at fault for the abuse, as if there is behavior they did to

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How you enable manipulative and controlling behavior by being your wonderful self
When you are kind, generous and caring, and you get controlling and manipulative behavior in return, you may be the

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Yes, there are people that know how to control you and steal your power
We are often told that we can choose how to feel and that no one can actually control us. However,

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The narcissist under the hood – The difficulty of explaining emotional abuse to friends and family
How do you tell friends and family about the emotional abuse from the narcissist when they don’t see that behavior

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Are you with a manipulative person?
Would you know if you were being manipulated? Do you know what the look for? Manipulative people are experts are

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The texts after the breakup: When breadcrumbing keeps you from reaching closure
Some people have a strange way of showing they care by sending you small messages out of the blue to

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When manipulative people change your reality: Crazymaking and Gaslighting
Gaslighting and crazymaking are one in the same – they are both terms to describe a person that wants you

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Confusing you into submission: A common manipulation you may fall for again and again
Have you ever sat there feeling confused, frustrated or running out of patience listening to someone talk and talk? There

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Remembering only the good times can sometimes perpetuate the bad times
It takes two humble people to work at the relationship, not one that’s always blaming the other. When one person

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Selfish people just don’t really care about you
If you’ve ever wondered why someone could be so cruel, it’s time to accept that selfish people just don’t care

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