What Groucho Knew - The Key to Good Relationships According to Groucho Marx

What Groucho Knew – The Key to Good Relationships According to Groucho Marx

Groucho Marx was, I believe, a comic genius; a linguistic virtuoso, offbeat, wacky and insanely funny. He was also rude, abrasive and these days he’d qualify as verbally abusive. In film after film Margaret Dumont was on the receiving end…

Moving On to Much Better Things After Leaving an Abusive Relationship

Moving On to Much Better Things After Leaving an Abusive Relationship

Leaving an abusive relationship is difficult, but being alone can feel worse. All your happily married friends are still happily married, and here you are suddenly single. It’s a huge adjustment. Even though you’ve triumphed by getting out of a…

Coping With The Trauma Of Sexual Abuse

Coping With The Trauma Of Sexual Abuse

It may be hard to believe but child sexual abuse really happens. No matter what race, religion and economic status, children are getting sexually abused. And its effects don’t stop until the child grows through adolescence and into adulthood. Most…

Domestic Violence - Dr Jekyll or Mr Hyde?

Domestic Violence – Dr Jekyll or Mr Hyde?

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde a two in one package, that springs to mind every time I hear of another case of domestic violence. How many men/women can relate to this personality disorder in their partner? There are no excuses…

Domestic violence shelters

Domestic violence shelters

Shelters are run, funded, and managed either by governments or by volunteer non-government organizations. According to a 1999 report published by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, there are well over 2000 groups involved in sheltering abused women and their…

No Longer Safe  Bullying Happens On The Internet Too

No Longer Safe Bullying Happens On The Internet Too

Bullying, according to some, is sort of a rite of passage. A source of stress and anxiety, as well as fear, that everyone has to endure at one point or another. The advent of the Internet and better, more advanced…

Forgiveness and Forgetting

Forgiveness and Forgetting

As the blinding flash of lightening and the rumbling roar of thunder, so it is with surprises and ideas. And especially with our own “ah-ha!” moments! Isn’t it fascinating how not one of us is absolutely perfect? We have threaded…

When Is BDSM Emotionally Abusive?

When Is BDSM Emotionally Abusive?

“He made them want to shout, Ouch! But this time you better watch out. He kicked her oh and he beat her, and he whipped her. S&M” These are the words from the Thin Lizzy song S&M. But how much…

Take the Walking on Eggshells Quiz

Take the Walking on Eggshells Quiz

It’s not breaking the eggs that does the lasting harm; it’s the continual walking eggshells. Emotional damage has a way of lingering in the times between resentful, angry, or abusive flare-ups. The empty, dull ache of unhappiness is most accurately…

Healing Hopeless Relationships

Healing Hopeless Relationships

“My husband and I were planning our divorce. Now we’re planning our reconciliation.” “For years, my teenage son and I were at odds with each other. At times he was abusive toward me. Now we are building a great friendship…