emotional abuse

I began to wonder if I was defective, if maybe I was only able to be attracted to horrible men.

I’m Scared I’m Only Attracted To Assholes

The worst thought of all — if I meet someone who actually is really nice, how will I stop my anxiety from telling me they will end up being assholes? Read...
Elizabeth Best of SHESAID    |   11.20.18   |   SHARE
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How Advice To ‘Take The High Road’ Silences Victims Of Abuse

Anyone who has been a victim of abuse will tell you that the burden of emotional labor is enormous, and that it’s amplified by the pressure to keep Read...
Chelsea Cristene of Role Reboot    |   11.5.18   |   SHARE
Voices
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
 I'm afraid my parents will choose religion over me. (Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

Ask Erin: Will My Parents Choose Religion Over Me?

I just want something in my life to be happy and not dictated by some tyrannical religious presence. I'm afraid my parents will choose religion over Read...
Erin Khar   |   05.16.18   |   SHARE
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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
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Stop saying toxic things. Your words have more power than you realize.

18 Toxic Things To Stop Saying To Your Partner In 2018

It’s never too late to resolve to have a better relationship. Remove these toxic things from your vocabulary in 2018. Read...
Team SHESAID of SHESAID    |   02.5.18   |   SHARE
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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
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 I couldn't recognize emotional abuse until a stranger stepped into my life.

My Wake Up Call: It Took A Stranger For Me To Recognize Emotional Abuse

Each of my boyfriend’s episodes chipped away at what we had. And each time I took him back, I lost a bit of who I was. I couldn't recognize emotional Read...
Debbie Weiss    |   11.20.17   |   SHARE
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