abusive relationship

Whenever I saw my friends in emotionally abusive relationships, I was always the first person to object and tell them they could do better.

I Was In An Abusive Relationship And I Had No Idea Until I Left

It’s going to take a while to build my self-esteem back up to where it was. But at least I know I can now recognize an emotionally abusive relationship.

First, I tell her the love story, and also the heartbreak story, and she listens, even if she's heard so much of this before.

How My Alcoholic Ex Strengthened My Relationship With Our Daughter

As long as I give my daughter the space to talk, I feel like my alcoholic ex can strengthened my relationship with her. I hope she knows that I'm here.

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The Audacity Of Female Violence ​

Victims of domestic violence have the right to defend themselves. Survivors shouldn't be victimized twice — that's the audacity of female violence!

My parents didn't accept the divorce until the decree was in my hand; and even then their acceptance is given only with the understanding that my marriage was a failure that could have been avoided. Image: WeHeartIt

My Parents Forced Me To Stay Married To My Horribly Abusive Husband

As I said my goodbyes to my parents, I pleaded with them to help me leave him. "Please, you've seen what is going on," I said to them. "You've seen him. I can't live like this anymore. I can't do this any longer. Please help me." My mother gave me a hug, kissed my kids, and wished me well in working things out. "Just try a little harder. It takes effort to learn how to be a good wife and you've always been a little difficult," she said before closing my car door.