Even well-educated, responsible people end up in abusive relationships. Here's the story of Carrie's. (Note: contains erotica.)
Last month, Dr. Romance received the following letter from a reader: “A topic I would like you to cover/explore is that curious phenomenon which permits otherwise independent women to be dominated...even abused...by males with whom they share some sort or relationship.
Dr. Romance gives advice to a family member of someone suffering from domestic violence.
My last post about domestic violence discussed the importance of staying safe and realizing the impact technology can play in the lives of victims. But what if you have decided to leave? It is not just the harrowing decision to leave that becomes challenging, but the emotional battlefield you find yourself on once the decision is made. The important kudo is that you know you must leave or you already have left. Making that decision is the most important self-nurturing decision you can make.
With all of the advancements in technology, abusive relationships are becoming harder to protect yourself from. Be sure to use and change passwords on all of your devices, and be careful who you share your technology with.
January 18, 1996: I remember that day as clearly as if it were yesterday. It was the day I left Jason. The day I was to start a new life. I was standing outside the back of the office building where I worked in Buckhead (Atlanta). I was waiting for him to pick me up from work. He had my car; it was our only car left after the other one had been repossessed. I had lost everything, including but not limited to my self-esteem. That had gone long ago. Yes, it was the day I would end a seven year relationship filled with lies, betrayal, de
I awoke to two sickening and unfortunately not too shocking headlines, “OJ Simpson going to speak to law schools on tour and is excited to get on with his life” and “Will Jodi Arias plead for her life?”
Missing iPods, pricey after-parties and more things that launched arguments.
Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius made headlines during the 2012 London Olympics for being the first double-amputee track athlete to compete at any games. Today, he's in the news for a different reason.
If convicted, Jodi Arias could face the death penalty.
I decided to write about an extremely important issue that effects many relationships and can help you identify if you’re in an abusive relationship. I’ve worked with several individuals that report their partner having a “temper problem.” Usually when I hear this description, I know there is likely more to the picture. Being in a relationship that has elements of domestic abuse may be hard to identify, especially for the individuals who are currently in the relationship.
With the recent tragedy of Kansas City Chiefs' Jovan Belcher and Kasandra Perkins' murder-suicide, the spotlight has been shone on domestic violence in the NFL. There is a lot of talk about head injuries and concussions playing an important role and I hope that avenue is pursued. However, there is also a possible psychological explanation worth exploring.
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?"
Domestic violence is the most under-reported crime in the USA. One in every four women experiences it. Many of the early signs seem to be caring, attentive and romantic gestures. They lull you into a trap for future abuse. None of these signs in isolation is the indication of future abuse, but when you start seeing a tendency, trust your feelings, not his words. So, what are the signs?