How My Daddy Issues Saved My Life

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Conventional wisdom says men should avoid women with ‘daddy issues.’ Liz Furl says hers have made her stronger, wiser, and a better relationship partner.

Domestic Violence: Not Just a Female Issue

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The fact that women are frequently perpetrators of violence in domestic situations substantially undermines the typical story of domestic abuse—and helps to show just how harmful that story is.

“I Have Never Called Myself Survivor. Survivor Implies I Fought”

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Saidu Tejan-Thomas on sexual assault as a young boy.

I Don’t Have a Father

I Don't Have by Jake Stimson

Jordan Becker didn’t get what he needed from a father. But he’s going to make a great dad.

The Loss of Innocence

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He was a sweet little boy who loved life until the unspeakable changed him. — Sorting through a stack of boxes in a rare attempt to organize my life, I stumble across a decades-old photograph stuck to the back of a college textbook. I haven’t seen this photo in years. The colors have faded with […]

How Would You Stand up to Your Abuser?

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If you are a man in an abusive relationship, this woman might have a message of strength for you. “You need to find the courage to get away from anything that’s unhealthy.”

Can You Ever Get Over the Hurt From Abuse?

Can You Ever by Patrick Emerson

I’m married to a man who has broken my wings. Can our relationship heal? And can I fly?

Walking Away From a Man That I Love

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After 31 years and much effort to create a healthy marriage, she has to walk away.

I Married an Abuser: Should I Try to Salvage My Marriage?

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Is there hope for a relationship afflicted with abuse? Chris Armstrong doesn’t think so, and here’s why.

Why Tell Anyone if You Were Abused as a Child? Six Reasons

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Just in the telling of the abuse, you are honoring the child who still remembers the pain. The confusion. The dread. The fear. And you are connecting with that child within you. Soothing him or her.

9 Things to Consider Before Divorcing an Abuser

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Getting out of an abusive relationship can be scary—and dangerous. Here’s how to do it as safely as possible.

5 Reasons Why I Stay When Divorce Seems Easier

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She had so many reasons to leave but decided to fight for the person she committed to. — A friend of mine recently posted on Facebook asking others to please stop coming up to her and telling her that her husband is already out in public with his new girlfriend. She knew and didn’t need […]

What Men Can Expect With a Female Covert Narcissist

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The host of Narcissist Support was flooded with requests to talk about what men experience with a narcissistic female partner. Here goes.

How To Help Your Partner Work Past Sexual Abuse

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Jordan Gray says that the resulting emotions left over from sexual abuse can be healed with these three, loving steps.  —– Although this is the first time I’ve written about it publicly, the issue of sexual abuse is one that is very important to me. I have had multiple friends and lovers who have had […]

How to Break The Cycle of Verbal and Emotional Abuse

How to Break by Shashi

Beth Cone Kramer offers four escape routes out of a verbally abusive relationship.

Grappling With Fear And The Desire To Live My Authentic Truth

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After growing up in an abusive home, this woman left at 15 and found her path to healing. — I love to write. In fact, I AM a writer. I am an untrained and unpublished writer, but none the less, writing is one of the things I do almost daily. I have been writing since […]