How to help a friend or loved one in an unhealthy relationship

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See also my board "hmmm...bad advice!" to see some common platitudes that can undermine healthy relationships

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Dealing with a toxic relationship is hard work, and no survivor can go it alone. If you know someone who is in a toxic relationship, be it with a partner, a parent or someone at work, I can assure you they can use some help. What I have also learned from Child Support Quotes, Child Support Laws, Brave, Relationships Are Hard, Healthy Relationships, Abuse Survivor, Abusive Relationship, Relationship Meaning, Relationship Bases

12 Ways to Support Abuse Victims - SwanWaters

Dealing with a toxic relationship is hard work, and no survivor can go it alone. If you know someone who is in a toxic relationship, be it with a partner, a parent or someone at work, I can assure you they can use some help. What I have also learned from experience, is that not all help – however well-intended – is in fact helpful.

Psychology infographic and charts Psychology : Psychology : The Dos and Donts of Supporting a Survivor adapted fro… Infographic Description Psychology : Psychology : The Dos and Donts of Supporting a Survivor adapted from SAPAs/Respe Psychology Programs, Abuse Quotes, Mental And Emotional Health, Coping Mechanisms, Abusive Relationship, School Psychology, Subconscious Mind, Narcissistic Abuse, Social Work

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Psychology : Psychology : The Dos and Donts of Supporting a Survivor adapted from SAPAs/Respe

By Jennifer Williams-Fields Stop. Just stop asking why a woman is so stupid and so weak when she stays in an abusive relationship. There’s no answer you can possibly understand. Your judgment only … Us Health, Mental Health, Pay Attention To Me, Complex Ptsd, Abusive Relationship, Bad Relationship, Toxic Relationships, Good Wife, Emotional Abuse

You Can Get PTSD From Staying In An Emotionally Abusive Relationship

By Jennifer Williams-Fields Stop. Just stop asking why a woman is so stupid and so weak when she stays in an abusive relationship. There’s no answer you can possibly understand. Your judgment only further shames abused women. It shames women like me. There was no punch on the very first date with my ex-husband. That’s...

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He Never Hit Me

How many times did I find myself on his bathroom floor cowering beneath him, feeling the hot spit land on me as he screamed? Stop crying like a baby....

The stereotype of a controlling partner is one who is physically intimidating and threatening. Sometimes, the signs are much more subtle—but the danger is just as real. Controlling Relationships Signs, Controlling People, Healthy Relationships, Internet Search History, Psychology Today, Health Challenge, Relationship Issues, Emotional Abuse

20 Signs Your Partner Is Controlling

The stereotype of a controlling partner is one who is physically intimidating and threatening. Sometimes, the signs are much more subtle—but the danger is just as real.

6 Early Warning Signs of an Abusive Relationship But while abuse often escalates to physical violence, it does not start out that way. In fact, abusers are often charming, attentive, and sweet in the beginning of a relationship. Verbal Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Prayer For Married Couples, Shadow Of The Almighty, Under The Shadow, Marriage Relationship, Happy Marriage, My Demons

6 Early Warning Signs of an Abusive Relationship

But while abuse often escalates to physical violence, it does not start out that way. In fact, abusers are often charming, attentive, and sweet in the be...

"Why Don't You Just Leave?": Understanding The Hooks In Abusive Relationships - Esteemology Just Leave, Abusive Relationship, Self Awareness, Ptsd, Healthy Relationships, First Love, Carl Jung, Narcissist, Hooks

"Why Don't You Just Leave?": Understanding The Hooks In Abusive Relationships - Esteemology

“Until we make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” – Carl Jung...

11 Steps to Take If You Suspect Your Child Is In An Unhealthy Relationship Therapy Tools, Abusive Relationship, Domestic Violence, Healthy Relationships, Your Child, First Love, Parenting, Children, Raising

11 Steps to Take If You Suspect Your Child Is In An Unhealthy Relationship

1 in 3 girls and 1 in 4 guys will be in an abusive relationship and young women 16-24 are most at risk for dating abuse. How parents can help.

'Trauma bonding' explains why people often stay in abusive relationships Dysfunctional Relationships, Abusive Relationship, Toxic Relationships, Healthy Relationships, Ptsd, Trauma, Victim Blaming, Health Anxiety, Narcissistic Sociopath

7 signs you might be 'trauma bonding' with an abusive partner

Our bodies can become addicted to abusive partners like a drug

I'm doing my small part by sharing my story because violence of any kind, but especially domestic violence, is perpetuated by silence. Emotional Abuse, Psychopath, Domestic Violence, Healthy Relationships, Cleaning Wipes, First Love, Shit Happens, Elephant, Parenting

Identifying Emotional Abuse before it Happens.

I’m doing my small part by sharing my story because violence of any kind, but especially domestic violence, is perpetuated by silence.