The Tough One: Fifth of 13 Abuser Types - How can you identify them?
The tough one wants to feel independent and tough. They do what they want and don't want to belong to any groups. Knowing the traits and patterns of the most...Read more
The Jailer: Fourth of 13 Abuser Types - Suspect anyone you know?
The Jailer wants someone that they can OWN. Even if resisted at first, they will wear their victim down until their will to fight is diminished or completely gone. They...Read more
The Cuddler: Third of 13 Abuser Types - Have you met somebody like this?
The Cuddler wants to have a baby. They hope this will cure their feelings of loneliness. They expect their lives to suddenly and permanently change for the better by having...Read more
The Player: Second of 13 Abuser Types - Do you know somebody like this?
For the Player it’s only about sex and conquest. They are only interested in how they feel, and are preoccupied with feeling good. Once they have conquered someone to their...Read more
Drama King or Queen: First of 13 Abuser Types - Do you know somebody like this?
The Drama King or Queen needs to feel. They would rather be dead than feel nothing, or not feel enough. Their partners help them feel. They can love their partners...Read more
An Abuser is Not Always Abusive: What if Abuse is Rare and Mostly the Relationship is Great?
Do you find yourself often asking the question, are they or aren’t they? Abusive situations are not always easy to spot, even for the victims themselves. An abuser will often...Read more
How to Regain Self-Esteem After Abuse
Are you struggling to put the pieces of yourself back together again? Abuse can affect someone’s life in a variety of awful ways, but wreaking havoc on a person’s...Read more
Abuse is Usually Worse During the Holidays But There Are Options
‘Tis the season to be jolly? The holiday season is regarded as a time for joy and merriment, closeness with our family and friends, and an opportunity to make happy...Read more
Workplace Abuse is All Over the News, but is There Anything You Can Do?
Workplace abuse has really come into the limelight recently due to those in the film industry coming forward about the abuse they have suffered through the years. The world has...Read more
This is What Abuse Feels Like, and How to Find Help
Being in an abusive situation can bring on a variety of different emotional reactions and those experiencing the abuse may even shift from one state of mind to another, quite...Read more
The Best Ways to Handle Self-Harm
Do you have days when you feel so low that you believe the only thing you can do is create even more damage? When we think of the concept of...Read more
Big List of Resources for Domestic Abuse, Violence, and Neglect
Abuse is never an easy thing to deal with on your own. If you or someone you love is involved in an abusive situation or is having a rough time...Read more
Have You Seen Any of These 8 Kinds of Abuse?
Before you can truly understand the effects of abuse, and remedy it, you need to know how to identify what abuse actually is. Looking for bruises, cuts, or other physical...Read more
What Does an Abuser Look Like? The Big, Burly Man Test
When you hear the word “abuse”, what kind of person do you think of? Do you picture a male, often a big burly sort who doesn’t like to be told...Read more
SHHH! Don't tell anyone, this is our little secret!
There are many different forms of abuse, and while none of them are easy to discuss, there is one in particular that most will feel too uncomfortable to broach—sexual abuse....Read more
Are abusive tendencies inherited?
Trying to imagine the traits of one person programmed into another sounds more like science fiction than reality, but can it be possible that abusive tendencies are built into us...Read more
Be careful when you hear these phrases
Learn to understand "abuser-speak" What abusers say and what they really mean are very different. Pointing out these differences does not always create a solution to the twisted...Read more