Abuse can be stressful, but is it really that bad?
Every day most of us experience stress to some degree and have our own methods of dealing with those situations and with ourselves, and others, while in them. The situation...Read more
Innocent sibling rivalry or abuse... what happens when you're not home?
What do you do when you see siblings fighting with one another? Most families and friends will simply brush this off as a healthy sibling relationship and assume that they...Read more
Junkies aren't the only drug abusers, some you might not expect
When we think of substance abuse, we often imagine someone on the street hustling others for the next high. We feel sorry for them, but won’t even give them the...Read more
Suspect you have a bully on your hands? Here's what you should do
There is always that one kid at school who tries to intimidate the other kids by bullying. We all worry that our child will be hurt by this kid, but...Read more
Ten hit films with abuse
Often the extent of the abuse people encounter is hidden behind closed doors. One thing that Hollywood has been able to do very well is bring these awful situations into...Read more
This kind of abuse can be committed by even the kindest among us
Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me. Many of us have heard that saying more than a few times in our lives, and while...Read more
This neglected and forgotten group is not always heard
At some point in a person’s life, they will likely experience a situation where they will have to care for an elder, usually a family member. This is an enormous...Read more
LGBT: are you or someone you know suffering from discrimination and abuse?
Accepting each other’s differences is not something our past generations have been historically good at doing. We are lucky to live in a time where the ideal has become to...Read more
Do you know how to escape and avoid online abuse? It might be easier than you think
Abuse is very common in our world and comes in many forms, some more obvious, some less so. Internet abuse is often overlooked, although it can cause the victim serious...Read more
Can an abuser be fixed? Changing unhealthy patterns of behavior
Previous emotional trauma can shape the way a person reacts to stress. Many times, those that act abusive towards others have grown up in a situation where the only examples...Read more
The Addict: Last of 13 Abuser Types - Are you the Addict or the Enabler?
Defined by their addictions, the Addict abuser types believe only other addicts can understand them deeply and emotionally. These types have large mood swings to release inner tension and are...Read more
The Brat: Twelfth of 13 Abuser Types - Who's the Brat in your life?
Constantly looking for attention, the Brat wants to fuel the emotions of everyone around; whether good or bad. They shun the responsibility and cruelty of an adult world. Knowing the...Read more
The Obsessor: Eleventh of 13 Abuser Types - Don't let them target you
The Obsessor moves fast and with great intent and focus. They place reliance for how they feel on their target, and do everything in their power to quickly charm and...Read more
La Machita: Tenth of 13 Abuser Types - Have they affected you too?
La Machita is typically older than their partner. If not older, they act older and wiser anyway, and are always in charge; treating their partner like an obedient puppet. Knowing...Read more
The Rescuer: Ninth of 13 Abuser Types - Maybe this has got you stuck?
The Rescuer wants to receive adoration from their partner by being the capable one who fixes the constant slew of emergencies. They fear abandonment and are typically the one who...Read more
The Enabler: Eighth of 13 Abuser Types - Is it what you suspect?
Above all else, the Enabler is loyal and patient. Regardless of the type or severity of abuse they will stay by the side of the one they are enabling, supporting...Read more
The Gatekeeper: Seventh of 13 Abuser Types - Does this type ring a bell?
The Gatekeeper wants to be relied on and wants to be seen as wise and capable. They believe they are what their victim needs in order for the victim to...Read more