How to apologize after using interpersonal violence?

When domestic violence happens, how to repair its damage to the relationship? What is worse after having a situation where interpersonal violence happens? No way to deny it: the fist hitting a face, the slap, or the push that throws a weaker … [Read more...]

Is the person you’re with ready to fight fair?

Is the person you're with ready to fight fair? Being open to sharing your feelings and accepting responsibility for them — rather than denying them by acting closed and defensive — is essential for developing a honest and deep relationship. We call … [Read more...]

Shame and Humiliation: Healing from Domestic Violence

Shame and Humiliation: my story of domestic violence. After a public discussion about  NFL player Ray Rice hitting his then fiancée unconscious inside an elevator, the floodgates were open in Twitter for women to share their own stories. Under … [Read more...]

How to Handle Verbal Abuse From Friends

Can you handle verbal abuse here? Do you know how to handle verbal abuse in everyday conversations? How familiar are you with this technique people will use against you for preempting conversations that they are not so sure of understanding? Before … [Read more...]

Abusive Behavior First Red Flag? Hear Him Yelling at You!

There is one emotional abuse sign that brings such a painful shock, we all try to rationalize and process it fast, as to get it out of our awareness. It's the shock a woman feels the first time he screams, calls her a name or insults her. He is … [Read more...]