emotional abuse

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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
Minds
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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
Minds
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Why I Brag About My Divorce

While I don’t introduce myself as “Hi I’m Nisha, and I’m divorced,” I do reveal this fact relatively quickly; actually, I brag about it. Read...
Nisha Mody    |   05.16.19   |   SHARE
Sex + Love
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4 Stages Of Recovery From Narcissistic Abuse

Recovery from narcissistic abuse comes in stages. The early stages are chaotic and, at times, you feel as if you have no control over your recovery. Read...
Jolie Warren of DivorcedMoms    |   03.11.19   |   SHARE
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 Read...
Elizabeth Best of SHESAID    |   02.18.19   |   SHARE
Sex + Love
I began to wonder if I was defective, if maybe I was only able to be attracted to horrible men.

I’m Scared I’m Only Attracted To Assholes

The worst thought of all — if I meet someone who actually is really nice, how will I stop my anxiety from telling me they will end up being assholes? Read...
Elizabeth Best of SHESAID    |   11.20.18   |   SHARE
Sex + Love
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How Advice To ‘Take The High Road’ Silences Victims Of Abuse

Anyone who has been a victim of abuse will tell you that the burden of emotional labor is enormous, and that it’s amplified by the pressure to keep Read...
Chelsea Cristene of Role Reboot    |   11.5.18   |   SHARE
Voices
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 Read...
Rachel Sarah    |   06.5.18   |   SHARE
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