Tag Archives: Relationships

Are You Being Emotionally Blackmailed or Manipulated?

Have you ever been emotionally blackmailed by someone? Most people I talk to are not sure that they have. How can you tell that someone is emotionally blackmailing you? According to psychotherapist Susan Forward, emotional blackmail is a powerful form of manipulation in which people close to us use Fear, Obligation or Guilt (FOG) in […]

How to Raise Your Emotional Intelligence for More Happiness and Success

With so much focus on intellectual ability (IQ) in our society, emotional intelligence (EQ) does not get talked about as much. Yet studies have found that emotional intelligence is linked to personal achievement, happiness and professional success, even more so than IQ. And, unlike IQ, it is a flexible skill, which means that no matter […]

Don’t Make Assumptions OR Make Assumptions that Serve You

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about Miguel Ruiz’s 4 Agreements: Don’t Take Anything Personally. Taking things personally causes us much pain and suffering. And the main reason why we take things personally is because we make an assumption that someone else’s action is about us (e.g. they didn’t thank me because they don’t […]

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