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I Went Back To My Abuser After A Week. This Is Why It's So Hard For Women To Get Out For Good.
On average, a woman tries to leave her partner seven times before she succeeds.
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7 Signs Your Relationship Is Messing With Your Friendships
How to know if your romantic relationship is ruining your friendships, according to therapists.
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It’s Far Too Easy For Black Women To Get Caught In Cycles Of Abuse
Treva B. Lindsey
, Guest Writer
"Surviving R. Kelly" was a chilling reminder that many black women will find themselves in violent relationships with no way out.
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5 Behaviors That Seem 'Normal' But Could Be Signs Of Emotional Abuse
Emotional abusers "groom" victims using kindness and affection. They win you over, then they turn on you.
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How I Learned My Relationship Was Abusive
Author of This Raging Light and But Then I Came Back
I saw myself clearly for the first time in a year.
How An Abusive Relationship Shaped My 20s
Founder of Myself. Travel & Lifestyle Blogger based in Croatia.
'I’m not running away from myself anymore.'
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10 Life-Changing Truths Abuse Survivors Should Embrace
#1 Amazon Bestselling Author and Founder of Self-Care Haven
You don't have to justify to anyone the reasons you didn't leave right away.
4 Things You Learn When You Let Go Through Travel
Lifestyle writer and founder of CupOfCharisma.com, sharing les...
My recipe was simple: Gather low self-esteem Mix with toxic boyfriend Add one diamond ring Extract all independence Bake
Comedian Writes About Abusive Relationship In Moving Instagram Post
"I'm allowing this to be part of my story."
12 Signs You're In An Unhealthy Relationship
A community of experts, bloggers and "divorced moms"
If this sounds like your relationship, it is time to make some huge changes.
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GPS FOR THE SOUL
God Helped This Agnostic End a Toxic Relationship
Author of "She Dated the Asshats, But Married the Good Guy: Ho...
I Was In A Secret Relationship With My Abuser
xoJane is Jane Pratt's site where women are applauded for thei...
To cover up my circumstances, I would share and comment on articles on my Facebook and Twitter timelines detailing how domestic abuse needs to be talked about.
An Exit Action Plan For Leaving An Abusive Relationship
Follow these steps to safely leave an abusive relationship.
Dadmissions: My Mother's Final Stand
The plot next to my father still sits empty. And the double gravestone on top, which you often see for spouses, sits empty too. That is my mother's final stand. It's a reminder that it is never too late to make a change. It's never too late to get out of an abusive relationship.
I Married A Psychopath
Noelle R. Andrews
Doctor and Author, The Aftermath of Rock 'n Roll
He was enigmatic, charismatic and handsome. He was the romantic man I had waited my whole life to meet. I fell madly and hopelessly in love with him. In the end, the relationship almost destroyed me.
Jasmine Villegas Talks Staying Strong, Spills Her Secret For Confidence
HuffPost Teen Intern
It's taken time to come into her own -- Jasmine Villegas battled an abusive relationship when she was younger. Now, she's happy, healthy and focused on getting girls in abusive relationships the help and support they need.
The Cycle of Abusive Relationships
Author of 'Teach Me How To Die'
Being abused as a child is unfortunate but does not doom one to add chapters onto the history of abuse if the pattern and logic of abusive behavior can be recognized and presented to the abuser and/or victim.
Immigrants Need the Violence Against Women Act -- Let's Stop Blaming the Victims
Rep. Raul Grijalva
Congressman, Arizona's 7th district
In the case of countless battered women across the country, the law exists not to protect them but to protect their abusers.
The Truest Love of All
Writer, Producer, Activist
In all my trials, tribulations and daydreaming, I had never considered becoming a widow. None of the books and films I envied had that as an ending. I was faced with a choice: to embrace life or to let my aching heart dictate my existence.
When It's Time to Leave Your Alcoholic Mate
Carole Bennett, MA
Substance abuse counselor; activist; author, 'Reclaim Your Lif...
When I decided to leave my husband because of his out-of-control addictive behavior, I spent what seemed to be a decade of sleepless nights pondering my decision.
Bella Is a Lousy Role Model, but Do We Only Care Because She's a Girl?
Film critic at Mendelson's Memos, Valley Scene Magazine
What is worth noting is that all of these male characters are basically users and abusers of their friends, family, and lovers. Yet Bella is attacked in various circles because she allows herself to be abused and used.
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