Do you love your husband more than yourself?

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In counseling, I’ve encountered several women who don’t know if they love themselves or not, much less identify the ways with which they are loving themselves. To them, loving oneself seems foreign, like it was the first time they’ve ever heard of it. They were the only one doing all the job in a toxic […]

Q&A: How can I help my husband change his ways?

I need an advice. I am married for more than three years. My husband has a hobby of lying even with little things. He has also cheated on me several times. I don`t know if he is already like that even before we met or is it me who turned him into the man that […]

Common experiences of emotionally abused Filipina Wives

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Spouses who are being abused by their partners are experiencing a lot of negative impact on their well-being. Among these are low self-esteem, self-doubt, and depression. In addition, most of them have been isolated from their social support that they have nobody to share their burdens with. And if they still have some, they find […]

Silent Treatment in Marriage

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In marriage, conflicts and misunderstandings are inevitable. That is why conflict management through open communication is highly important for the success of any relationship. Not only does it help resolve conflict, it also increases the emotional connection between spouses. However, when one spouse is using silent treatment, the open communication, which results to emotional bonding […]

Should You Stay In a Toxic Marriage for the Kids?

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Time and again I would hear women who are in an emotionally abusive or dysfunctional marriage say that they are staying in the marriage for their children. As a mother, I understand where they are  coming from. No woman wanted her family broken and her children hurt. Some women who are going through the same […]

Law Protecting Women and their Children Against Partner Abuse

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I received an email from a distraught woman recently. While I read her message, two things struck me hard. First, her husband wanted her to stop her promising career despite his inability to support their family with his income. Second, which really alarmed me, was that her husband pointed a gun on her when she […]

Signs Of An Emotionally and Verbally Abusive Relationship

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  Do you feel desperate and helpless in your marriage? Do you think something is not right in your relationship but you couldn’t quite put your fingers on it? Do you find yourself in a predictive cycle of sweet harmony followed by emotional chaos? If you suspect that you are receiving emotional and psychological abuse […]