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All of the other times I had been cheated on had altered my mind, and the way I thought. This one changed my heart.

Here’s How Being Cheated On Changes Who You Are

I do sometimes spot “red flags” that aren’t actually there because I am expecting to be hurt. I get anxious if someone doesn’t call when they say Read...
Elizabeth Best of SHESAID    |   10.17.18   |   SHARE
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That feeling isn't your fault. It's the direct result of a process known as trauma bonding, and understanding this is a crucial step toward setting yourself free.

What Is Trauma Bonding?

The more you are aware of the process of trauma bonding, the more quickly you can identify and avoid falling into a narcissist's trap. Read...
Joanne Brothwell of Your Tango    |   10.5.18   |   SHARE
Minds
A scumbag may fool your heart, but he can’t fool your ability to trust your gut.

Overreacting? Think Again. You're Not The One With The Problem.

My fiancé knew exactly what to say to wound me and knock me off balance. A scumbag may fool your heart, but he can’t fool your ability to trust your Read...
Nancy Nichols of Your Tango    |   08.10.18   |   SHARE
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If a person meets a certain threshold, it’s considered a pathology called Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

How To Spot A Narcissist 

If a person meets a certain threshold, it’s considered a pathology called Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Here's how you can spot a narcissist. Read...
Kristi Pahr    |   06.1.18   |   SHARE
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Ask Erin: How Should I Act When I Meet My Best Friend’s Awful Boyfriend?

I don't want to make my friend choose between me and her boyfriend. Yet, I think their relationship is deeply unhealthy and I worry about her. Read...
Erin Khar   |   05.30.18   |   SHARE
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Ask Erin: How Can I Learn To Trust My Husband? 

I don't trust my husband. He had a years-long emotional affair that I ended up having to squash within this first week of our being married. Read...
Erin Khar   |   05.23.18   |   SHARE
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Verbal abuse is different. The damage is internal, there are no physical bruises or scars.

Verbal Abuse: What It Is And How To Respond

If it’s verbal abuse, it’s time to take action and start protecting yourself. Read...
Olivia Abbott of DivorcedMoms    |   05.8.18   |   SHARE
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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! Read...
Misha V.    |   04.26.18   |   SHARE
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