Don’t Confuse Love & Abuse

When we enter into a serious relationship with someone, none of us expects to be treated badly. We are attracted to the positive qualities in a potential partner, we feel passionately towards them, we often ignore or fail to see any negative attributes, and we fall in love. But there is something else that influences […]

People often stay in abusive relationships because of something called ‘trauma bonding’ — here are the signs it’s happening to you

Those who have never been in an abusive relationship struggle to understand how people remain in one for so long. If somebody was mistreating you, “why did you stick around?” they ask. It starts with an off-hand comment here, or an insult there, but often victims brush these moments off. This is because abusive people […]

Why people struggle to leave verbally abusive relationships

Why do so many people go back to verbally abusive relationships? Having an insecure attachment style owing to mistreatment or neglect in childhood can contribute to our tolerance for verbal or emotional abuse. But there are other factors that make people overlook the early-warning signs of verbal abuse and continue in an abusive relationship, even after they realize they’re […]

Are you dating an abuser?

  Early Warning Signs Emotional abuse, verbal abuse, and domestic violence are on the rise, especially among young people. The risk of falling into an abusive relationship is greater than ever.There are obvious red flags to avoid in a prospective lover, such as angry, controlling, possessive, jealous, or violent behavior. Unfortunately, most abusers are able […]