Narcissists have a complete disregard for the thoughts and feelings of others, and this enables them to manipulate the people around them.
On average, a woman tries to leave her partner seven times before she succeeds.
How to know if your romantic relationship is ruining your friendships, according to therapists.
"Surviving R. Kelly" was a chilling reminder that many black women will find themselves in violent relationships with no way out.
Emotional abusers "groom" victims using kindness and affection. They win you over, then they turn on you.
You don't have to justify to anyone the reasons you didn't leave right away.
"I'm allowing this to be part of my story."
Follow these steps to safely leave an abusive relationship.
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.
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.
In the case of countless battered women across the country, the law exists not to protect them but to protect their abusers.