abusive relationship

First, I tell her the love story, and also the heartbreak story, and she listens, even if she's heard so much of this before.

How My Alcoholic Ex Strengthened My Relationship With Our Daughter

As long as I give my daughter the space to talk, I feel like my alcoholic ex can strengthened my relationship with her. I hope she knows that I'm Read...
Rachel Sarah    |   06.5.18   |   SHARE
Long Reads
Verbal abuse is different. The damage is internal, there are no physical bruises or scars.

Verbal Abuse: What It Is And How To Respond

If it’s verbal abuse, it’s time to take action and start protecting yourself. Read...
Olivia Abbott of DivorcedMoms    |   05.8.18   |   SHARE
Sex + Love
There’s a horrible kind of pain that comes when you realize someone you considered to be your strongest ally has turned against you.

When Your Best Friend Doesn't Believe You've Been Abused ​

There’s a horrible kind of pain that comes when you realize someone you considered to be your strongest ally has turned against you. Read...
Liz Lazzara    |   05.1.18   |   SHARE
Minds
Photo by Olayinka Babalola on Unsplash

The Audacity Of Female Violence ​

Victims of domestic violence have the right to defend themselves. Survivors shouldn't be victimized twice — that's the audacity of female violence! Read...
Misha V.    |   04.26.18   |   SHARE
Culture
The love you have for your husband is not enough in the face of abuse. And make no mistake, you are in an abusive relationship. (Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

Ask Erin: I Can’t Cope With My Emotionally Abusive Husband 

From a 25 point list, "These are the signs you're in an emotionally abusive relationship," he even agreed he was doing like 22 of them. Read...
Erin Khar   |   03.8.18   |   SHARE
Ask Erin
It took me a while to realize this because being in an abusive relationship was nothing like I had assumed abuse to feel like, but it was exactly what abuse looks like.

On Realizing You’re In An Abusive Relationship

It took me a while to realize I was in an abusive relationship. It was nothing like I'd assumed abuse to feel like, but was exactly what abuse looks Read...
Lauren Huffman of Role Reboot    |   01.30.18   |   SHARE
Sex + Love
There is no gray area here. He has been abusing you, and it is time to leave.

Ask Erin: Should I Divorce My Husband?

She’s made all the mistakes, so you don’t have to… Ask Erin is a weekly advice column, in which Erin answers your burning questions about anything at Read...
Erin Khar    |   08.18.17   |   SHARE
Ask Erin
When we feel trapped, when we feel paralyzed by our circumstances, we can start to feel like we are receding so far into the background of life, that we may cease to exist.

Ask Erin: Should I Get Back With My Abusive Ex For Financial Reasons?

She’s made all the mistakes, so you don’t have to… Ask Erin is a weekly advice column, in which Erin answers your burning questions about anything at Read...
Erin Khar   |   06.16.17   |   SHARE
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