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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 you’re headed for a breakup […]

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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 […]


5 Examples of the Mind Games People Play in Relationships

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

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 […]


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 I know we’ve been in […]

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What You Need to Know When You Call a Shelter or Safe House

Do you want to leave your husband, but have nowhere to go? Here’s what to expect at a women’s shelter. I worked at a safe house for women and children, and know how to prepare to leave an unhealthy and abusive relationship. If you’re in an abusive relationship, know that you are not alone! I’m inspired to write this article about shelters […]