What is Domestic Violence?

My stepchildren are 10 and 12, and very assertive. They frequently ask questions regarding the things that they see on the news, and these questions often spiral into in depth conversations regarding topics that one would consider very “adult”. Recently,...

Emotional Warfare: Isolation

There are many tactics an abuser can use to control and manipulate his victim. In a previous article, I talked about gaslighting, which is a tactic my abuser used often. Today, I want to focus on another common tactic: isolation. In today’s society, we’re...

5 Huge Red Flags Of Abuse In Relationships

The trouble with abusive relationships is that we tend to only see the warning signs of abuse in hindsight. Unfortunately, abusers don’t wear neon signs around their necks that say “I’m an abusive boyfriend.” Until we figure out some sort of labeling system, it’s...