Is It Emotional Baggage from Past Relationships or a New Abuser?

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…

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Drug Abuse in Women – 8 Most Common Causes of Addiction

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…

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A Verbally Abusive Relationship Comes in These 6 Toxic Types

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…

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13 Red Flags in a Relationship You Should Never Ignore

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…

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How to Leave an Abusive Relationship in 5 No-Nonsense Steps

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…

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8 Signs of a Controlling Husband and How to Deal with Him

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…

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6 Subtle Ways an Unhappy Marriage Affects You and Your Children

A happy marriage can improve life. On the other hand, an unhappy marriage can leave scars on both you and your children. Again, I can speak first hand on what it’s like to be an unhappy wife. I was unhappy in my marriage for 20 years. This means that all three of my children witnessed the good and the bad included in that…

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How to Recognize Gaslighting in Relationships and Get Your Reality Back

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.…

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6 Subtle Signs of Emotional Abuse in Marriage You Should Never Ignore

Abuse is not just about physical attacks. It can also include emotional abuse. Emotional abuse in marriage is often pushed aside as normal. Most people on this planet have endured some sort of abusive behavior in their lifetime. But, I’m not just speaking of physical or sexual abuse. There is another type of abuse that can leave mental scars, and these scars can…

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All Unhappy Relationships Share These 10 Traits – Are You in One?

Not recognizing the traits that all unhappy relationships have could keep us in a partnership that is bad and even damaging for our self-esteem. It is vitally important that we learn to see these traits for what they are and understand why they are present in all unhappy relationships. We ought to know immediately if we are in an unhappy relationship, but sometimes,…

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