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Gaslighting: How To Recognize It And Protect Yourself

Gaslighting is a form of psychological abuse. It is defined as a way to manipulate someone to make them question their own sanity. Read...
Sharon Smith, MD of DivorcedMoms    |   05.31.19   |   SHARE
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9 Super Subtle Signs Your Partner Is Gaslighting You 

No, hun. You are not ‘too sensitive.’ But if your partner keeps saying that, you may be experiencing gaslighting. Read...
Lauren Krouse    |   05.20.19   |   SHARE
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Why I Will Never Tell My Son To “Man Up”

When our boy was a toddler his emotional outbursts only received quick glances. Now that my five-year-old has officially entered boyhood, his crying Read...
Tonilyn Hornung    |   04.1.19   |   SHARE
The love you have for your husband is not enough in the face of abuse. And make no mistake, you are in an abusive relationship. (Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

Ask Erin: I Can’t Cope With My Emotionally Abusive Husband 

From a 25 point list, "These are the signs you're in an emotionally abusive relationship," he even agreed he was doing like 22 of them. Read...
Erin Khar   |   03.8.18   |   SHARE
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Am I the problem in our relationship? (Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

Ask Erin: Am I The Problem In Our Relationship?

He kept that a secret for me for so long, how do I know he won't do it again!?? Please help! Am I the problem in our relationship? Read...
Erin Khar   |   02.7.18   |   SHARE
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So, let’s clear something up right now: You have a right to feel your feelings. Full stop.

Feel Your Feelings And Don't Let Anyone Tell You Otherwise

Feelings are important. I don’t mean this in a trite, self-help sort of way. I mean, you have a right to your feelings. Full stop. Read...
Carrie Saum    |   10.4.17   |   SHARE
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Many believe that validating a child’s feelings, always, leads to whiny, clingy, entitled children. That just isn’t the case.

Validating A Child Doesn't Mean Coddling Them

Validating a child isn't telling them what's worth or not worth crying over. We don't get to judge our kids for having a different perspective. Read...
Sam Milam    |   09.27.17   |   SHARE
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His trust issues are not about you; that’s his stuff. And that stuff is for him to work out.

Ask Erin: Help! My Boyfriend Doesn’t Trust Me

My boyfriend has been feeling "Iffy" about our relationship thinking I'm out entertaining other guys, which I am not. My boyfriend doesn't trust me. Read...
Erin Khar    |   09.22.17   |   SHARE
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