If you're involved in an abusive relationship, read on!
Sharon emailed me asking me to write an article on covert incest. She was in the process of ending her four-year marriage with her covertly abusive husband, who is emotionally incestuous with his adult daughter.
Study says that one out of three teens are a victim of dating violence.
February is teen dating violence awareness month. A recent study among college students reports that more than one out of three teens, ranging in ages 13 to 19, was a victim of dating violence. This abuse included physical, sexual and psychological abuse.
Beware of the five traps that could end your marriage!
With over 50 percent of marriages in the U.S. ending in divorce, it's important to take a look at the marriage mistakes that can lead to divorce. While researching this subject for my book, "Secrets of Happy Couples," I asked happy couples what their "non-negotiables" in marriage are. One hundred couples responded about the dealbreakers in their marriages. Here is what I learned.
Often the emotional ties that bind are stronger and more durable than their physical counterparts.
Question: I split from my ex five months ago. It was not a good relationship although I tried to make it good for 3 1/2 years. The reason we split was because of his sex addiction. He actually wanted me to go away for a couple of months so he could indulge his BDSM lifestyle - and then come back home. He never understood why I did not enjoy this type of sex (he liked domination, torture and pain -- for me, not him) and thought it unfair that I would deny him this indulgence and if I wouldn'
Did you know there are definite personality traits that are typical of a man who abuses? While not every abuser falls under this profile, here are five typical warning signs that the guy you're with doesn't have your best interests at heart.
Figure out if there may be something wrong in your relationship that you never knew.
by Marina Sbrochi, for GaItime.com
Verbal abuse sneaks into countless relationships. It is something that millions of women and men endure on a daily basis. One in four teenage girls in a relationship report that they've been repeatedly verbally abused. Another poll reveals that 33 million American adults are victims of domestic violence (repeated focus groups of women show that 3 out of 4 females count regular insults and name-calling as domestic violence).
Why it's important to show your children some love and talk to them about the effects of drugs.
You need to know know why kids use, what the warning signs are, and what to do about it. If you have any inklings, doubts or concerns about the possibility that your child may be using, YOU MUST TAKE ACTION. If you are wrong, so be it. And if you are right, the sooner you intervene, the better the chances are for recovery. You don't want to take a 'wait and see' parenting approach with this.
My story of abuse, and how people could have helped me leave him earlier.
The other day I got a call from a worried parent, concerned about her 17-year-old daughter who is in an abusive relationship. She asked about what she could do and how she could get her daughter away from him. A question I am sure is mirrored by lots of worried parents, friends or co-workers who know someone they care about is in an abusive relationship but don't know what to do about it. I thought long and hard before I answered this parent and I just said, "Be there for her."
Tips for what to do when your partner is a manipulator and abuser.
So how do you know if you have fallen prey to this subtle form of abuse? It is helpful to start paying attention to your feelings and emotions. If you tune into your body, you will gain clues to help you discover if your partner is trustworthy or not. The easiest way to tell is to ask yourself, "Do I feel emotionally safe with my partner?"