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Abusive Relationship

I Was In A Secret Relationship With My Abuser

xoJANE | Posted 01.08.2015 | Women

To cover up my circumstances, I would share and comment on articles on my Facebook and Twitter timelines detailing how domestic abuse needs to be talked about.

An Exit Action Plan For Leaving An Abusive Relationship

Posted 12.15.2014 | Dr. Phil

Follow these steps to safely leave an abusive relationship.

Dadmissions: My Mother's Final Stand

Pete Wilgoren | Posted 04.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Pete Wilgoren

The plot next to my father still sits empty. And the double gravestone on top, which you often see for spouses, sits empty too. That is my mother's final stand. It's a reminder that it is never too late to make a change. It's never too late to get out of an abusive relationship.

I Married A Psychopath

Noelle R. Andrews | Posted 12.08.2012 | Divorce
Noelle R. Andrews

He was enigmatic, charismatic and handsome. He was the romantic man I had waited my whole life to meet. I fell madly and hopelessly in love with him. In the end, the relationship almost destroyed me.

Jasmine Villegas Talks Staying Strong, Spills Her Secret For Confidence

Hannah Orenstein | Posted 10.13.2012 | Teen
Hannah Orenstein

It's taken time to come into her own -- Jasmine Villegas battled an abusive relationship when she was younger. Now, she's happy, healthy and focused on getting girls in abusive relationships the help and support they need.

The Cycle of Abusive Relationships

Joseph Rauch | Posted 07.22.2012 | College
Joseph Rauch

Being abused as a child is unfortunate but does not doom one to add chapters onto the history of abuse if the pattern and logic of abusive behavior can be recognized and presented to the abuser and/or victim.

Immigrants Need the Violence Against Women Act -- Let's Stop Blaming the Victims

Rep. Raul Grijalva | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Raul Grijalva

In the case of countless battered women across the country, the law exists not to protect them but to protect their abusers.

The Truest Love Of All

Deborah Calla | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Calla

In all my trials, tribulations and daydreaming, I had never considered becoming a widow. None of the books and films I envied had that as an ending. I was faced with a choice: to embrace life or to let my aching heart dictate my existence.

When It's Time to Leave Your Alcoholic Mate

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

When I decided to leave my husband because of his out-of-control addictive behavior, I spent what seemed to be a decade of sleepless nights pondering my decision.

Bella Is a Lousy Role Model, but Do We Only Care Because She's a Girl?

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

What is worth noting is that all of these male characters are basically users and abusers of their friends, family, and lovers. Yet Bella is attacked in various circles because she allows herself to be abused and used.

Abused Mother Seeks Education, Independence For Her Two Children

HuffPost | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

This story is part of HuffPost Impact's 12 Days, 12 Cities, 12 Families series, highlighting Americans who have persevered to overcome incredible chal...