Signs of an Abusive Relationship

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


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 you’re headed for a breakup […]

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

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, people who are experienced in […]


10 Common Relationship Problems – and How to Solve Them

If you’re struggling with relationship problems, you’re normal – and so is your partner. 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 […]

Common Relationship Problems – and How to Solve Them

4 Examples of Verbal Abuse in Love Relationships

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 surviving life with an angry […]


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 what verbal abuse is, shows […]

How to Cope With an Emotionally Abusive Boyfriend

Signs of an Abusive Relationship

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 Kight was with a man who […]


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

Why Does He Do That

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 encountered one of the most […]