Abuse

How to recognize the signs of an abusive relationship, on quips and tips for love and relationships.


How to Cope With a Husband Who Criticizes You

Is nothing ever good enough for your husband? These five tips for coping with a critical husband begin with reassurance that if you’re a criticized wife living with an impossible-to-please man, you are not alone. “If you’re among those criticized, you’re in good company,” writes Dianna Booher in Communicate With Confidence. “Heads of state receive […]

How to Cope With a Husband Who Criticizes You

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How to See the Truth About Your Relationship

These 10 qualities of an unhealthy, bad, or failing relationship will help you face the truth. Yes, it’ll be hard. Yes, your heart may get broken. But you know what? You’ll be relieved to finally admit the truth about your relationship to yourself. And to others. Facing the truth about your relationship doesn’t necessarily mean […]


What to Do When He Says He’ll Kill Himself If You Leave

Does your boyfriend threaten suicide if you break up with him? Here’s how to respond to his threats to kill himself, including advice from a woman whose husband took his own life. It’s important to remember that you can’t get all the help you need here. You need to reach out to people in person, […]

What to Do When Your Boyfriend Says He’ll Kill Himself If You Leave

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10 Most Common Relationship Problems – and Solutions

All couples face problems in their relationships, but not all problems lead to breaking up. Relationships fail for different reasons; the key is to identify what’s really going on in your relationship and work with your boyfriend or husband to find the best solution. Is anger one of the relationship problems you’re struggling with? Better to let […]


How to Recognize Verbal Abuse in Your Relationship – and What to Do

These four examples of verbal abuse in a love relationship may surprise you! They’ll definitely help you recognize unhealthy communication patterns and think about how to respond. Verbal abuse isn’t always direct or obvious, and it’s not always easy to recognize when you are being treated badly by your partner. “Thank you for this article on […]

4 Examples of Verbal Abuse in Love Relationships

How to Cope With an Emotionally Abusive Boyfriend

How to Cope With an Emotionally Abusive Boyfriend

Emotionally abusive boyfriends humiliate, intimidate, and threaten their girlfriends.These tips will help you see your relationship in a different light, and help you get the strength you need to leave. If you think or know you’re being emotionally abused, read The Verbally Abusive Relationship: How to Recognize it and How to Respond by Patricia Evans. She describes […]


Signs of an Abusive Relationship You Should Never Ignore

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 […]

Signs of an Abusive Relationship

Walking on Eggshells in Your 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 […]


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

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 […]

Why Does He Do That

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Dealing With Toxic People Before They Take You Down

These 12 signs of toxic people will help you spot them a mile away, plus 3 tips from Dr Lillian Glass for dealing with toxic relationships before they take you down. One of my readers, Miranda, is struggling to cope with her angry, critical boyfriend. “It’s so hard to let go of him, even though […]


8 Signs of Controlling Men

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 […]

Signs of Controlling Men

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When to Give Up on a Relationship

You’re searching for ways to know when to give up on a relationship – and you’re not alone. These ideas are inspired by a reader who is unhappy about how her boyfriend treats her. The Little Black Book of Big Red Flags: Relationship Warning Signs You Totally Spotted… But Chose to Ignore is a fantastic book […]