So many people carry emotional baggage, and it seeps into their next relationship. But what if the next partner really is abusive? In my life, there are many different perspectives. I’ve seen things through the eyes of a victim, a villain, and even from a neutral standpoint. I think many of us have. The thing I want to talk about today, however, is differentiating between carrying emotional baggage from a past abusive situation and actually being in another abusive relationship. Let me break it down.
Drug abuse in women has increased throughout the years. There are many reasons why women, especially young women, turn to substance abuse. Women that are less than 22 years old are categorized as young women. During these years, they are developing both physically and mentally. Also, they are developing a sense of self-worth, especially during their adolescent years. Unfortunately, we are seeing drug abuse in many young women. It’s sad to see such potential lost to years of struggles with addiction. Drug abuse in women
There are so many forms of abuse, and the verbally abusive relationship is one of the most damaging situations. Words truly hurt. Sometimes, I sit around and think about negative words from the past, but I try not to dwell too long there. It can be even more damaging to present situations, good or bad. I was in a verbally abusive relationship, among other things, and it almost killed me. Here’s the thing, there were times that I tried to convince myself that I was
We all want that fairytale relationship, but unfortunately, they’re rare - there are many red flags you must be aware of. I didn’t want to hear it. No, I didn’t want to see the signs that my relationship was dying. I tried so many ways to save the union I had between my partner and me, but it just came tumbling down. So I failed to see the red flags in my relationship that was already gone. Left with heartbreak, I learned many things about
To leave an abusive relationship is an intense challenge, at the least. There are hundreds of misconceptions floating around about abusive relationships. Many people don’t make vital distinctions relevant to the types of abuse, the dynamics between the abuse and the victim or the trauma and healing processes that accompany the abuse. Leaving an abusive relationship is one of the hardest things a person might have to do in their lives. This is especially true in cases of long-term relationships or marriages, or where the
Sometimes signs of a controlling husband are not so easy to spot. But if you ignore them, you might find yourself in an abusive and toxic relationship. When we think of domestic violence, we often have a vision of a couple where one partner is cruel, unloving, and has substance abuse problems. This could never happen to us, we might say! But this couldn't be farther from the truth. Domestic violence can sneak up on any relationship, including a possessive relationship. For this reason, it
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Could you be a target of gaslighting? Below are some signs of gaslighting in relationships you should never ignore. Gaslighting in relationships can have lasting, destructive psychological effects on the target. For this reason, it is important to recognize it before it is too late. “I said that you should see a therapist, Rachel. I never agreed to a couple’s therapy,” said Tom. However, Rachel remembers otherwise, and her efforts to remind him of the original agreement were futile. “We will be fine as a