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7 Steps To Healing From Emotional Abuse

You finally did it. You ended it. You left your abuser after years of manipulation, verbal assaults, control, and unkindness. You had the courage to say, “Enough is enough,” and make the excruciating decision to say goodbye to this person you once loved, maybe even still love in spite of everything. Part of you feels […]

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8 Signs of Narcissistic Abuse

From the outside, narcissistic people look “normal.” They’re often charming, outgoing and idolized by others simply because they appear so perfect. But to you, they’re anything but perfect. You’re never at ease around the narcissistic person, and you can’t pinpoint exactly why. You can’t reconcile the “perfect” image most people have of the narcissistic person […]

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Controlling Men: Empowering Advice For Women Involved With Bullies

He was charming, attractive, intelligent, funny, and kind. He knew just the right words to say to make you feel special. He was the perfect guy for you — until he wasn’t. It didn’t happen right away. At first you thought he was being overly-attentive and helpful. He just wanted the best for you. He’s […]

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Why Do Women Stay In Bad Relationships?

From an outsider’s perspective, it seems pretty straightforward. If someone is abusing you, physically, verbally, or emotionally — you leave. Why would you stay with someone who is causing you pain, making you afraid, or even damaging your children? Why would you put up with such despicable, destructive behavior from the person who is supposed […]

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12 Surprising Forms Of Verbal Abuse

What is a word? According to Dictionary.com, a word is “a unit of language, consisting of one or more spoken sounds or their written representation, that functions as a principal carrier of meaning.” Words have enormous power. As the “principle carriers of meaning,” words can lift us up or crush us. They may be no […]

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22 Signs of an Unhealthy Relationship

Abraham Lincoln was a great president but not a very happy man. Aside from dealing with the Civil War, coping with the death of two of his sons, and suffering bouts of depression, he and Mary Lincoln had a very unhealthy marriage. Mary was known to be self-centered, eccentric, prone to outbursts of temper, jealous, […]

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