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Signs of an Abusive Relationship You Should Never Ignore 4

Is it possible not to see the signs of an abusive relationship? Definitely! Why? Because abuse isn’t “just” hitting or name-calling. These signs of an abusive relationship will help you learn how abusers control the women they say they love. In this article, the signs of an abusive relationship are described through a survivor’s perspective. Keri Kight was with a man who […]

Signs of an Abusive Relationship

How to Stop Walking on Eggshells in Your Relationship

You’re walking on eggshells in your relationship, but leaving is difficult, impossible, or just heartbreaking. These tip are inspired by a reader’s comment… “It’s hard because of guilt,” says Fran on How to Break Up With Someone You Don’t Love Anymore. “I love my boyfriend of 3 years but he is basically a jerk whenever I try to talk to […]

Walking on Eggshells in Your Relationship

5 Examples of the Mind Games People Play in Relationships 3

Every couple is different, but when you read these common examples of mind games in relationships, you’ll see similar manipulations and attempts to control. We’re all unique, but we’re still human. We have the same needs and hearts (which have often been hardened by life experiences and other people). The tricky part of recognizing mind games in a relationship is […]

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Why Does He Do That? Inside the Mind of an Abusive Man 11

There are no simple answers to the “Why does he do that?” question, but here are some insights into abusive men and why they abuse. I also included links to articles about why women stay with abusers. I’m getting my Master of Social Work (MSW) at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, and have encountered one of the most […]

Why Does He Do That

How to Stop Being a Controlling Girlfriend

Controlling girlfriends don’t make life light or enjoyable for their boyfriends – or themselves. These tips on how to stop trying to control your boyfriend will help you ease up and let your relationship unfold naturally. I’m writing this post for a reader who commented on How to Deal With Your Husband’s Toxic Ex-Wife. She is a self-confessed “control freak”, and […]

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How to Fix a One Sided Relationship 12

Are you tired of doing all the work in your relationship? These tips on how to fix a one sided relationship will help you create respect and equality in your life. This post was inspired by a reader’s comment. On When to Leave a Relationship Kyle says, “I have been in a relationship for six months. This is a short relationship, […]

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8 Signs of Controlling Men 3

If you’re wondering if he’s manipulating you, then you might be picking up on these signs of controlling men. Sometimes the manipulation is obvious, other times it’s subtle. These signs of controlling men are from Boundaries in Marriage by Henry Cloud and John Townsend. This is a must-read relationship book for all couples, because it teaches how to set and maintain […]

Signs of Controlling Men