gaslighting

Ask Erin: Am I In An Emotionally Abusive Marriage?

Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez

I have no family or friends that I can go to... I don't drive, and financially I rely on him for everything. Am I in an emotionally abusive marriage?

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Why I Will Never Tell My Son To “Man Up”

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When our boy was a toddler his emotional outbursts only received quick glances. Now that my five-year-old has officially entered boyhood, his crying looks awkward on him; he gets full-on stares.

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

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)

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.

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Ask Erin: Am I The Problem In Our Relationship?

Am I the problem in our relationship? (Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

He kept that a secret for me for so long, how do I know he won't do it again!?? Please help! Am I the problem in our relationship?

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Feel Your Feelings And Don't Let Anyone Tell You Otherwise

So, let’s clear something up right now: You have a right to feel your feelings. Full stop.

Feelings are important. I don’t mean this in a trite, self-help sort of way. I mean, you have a right to your feelings. Full stop.

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Validating A Child Doesn't Mean Coddling Them

Many believe that validating a child’s feelings, always, leads to whiny, clingy, entitled children. That just isn’t the case.

Validating a child isn't telling them what's worth or not worth crying over. We don't get to judge our kids for having a different perspective.

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Ask Erin: Help! My Boyfriend Doesn’t Trust Me

His trust issues are not about you; that’s his stuff. And that stuff is for him to work out.

My boyfriend has been feeling "Iffy" about our relationship thinking I'm out entertaining other guys, which I am not. My boyfriend doesn't trust me. Help!

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Stop Gaslighting Your Kids

We can stop gaslighting our children by changing our perspective.

We can teach our children resilience, empathy, and compassion by modeling those behaviors. And most importantly, we stop gaslighting them.

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Stop Questioning Emotional Abuse — Victims Of It Do That Enough On Their Own

Am I misrepresenting? Am I misunderstanding? Am I misremembering?

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6 Books You Should Be Reading In Today's America

Learning is the best thing for us, and the best place to look? The sequestered nooks, and all the sweet serenity of books.

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