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Identifying Abuse

  • Who are Secondary Survivors?

    How a survivor’s support system can fall victim to an abuser’s manipulation | Unfortunately, the reach of domestic abuse can be wider than just the abuser’s partner... read more

  • Why We Can't Blame Abuse on Alcohol

    Dispelling the common myth that batterers abuse because they’re drunk, and will stop when sober | It’s all too often heard that someone’s partner is only mean/viole... read more

  • Perspecticide: Erased by Your Partner

    The harsh reality of "perspecticide" in a coercive control relationship | Living with an abusive and controlling partner can feel like living in a cult, exc... read more

  • How Strangulation Affects the Brain

    Six things to know about healing after a traumatic brain injury | Most people would associate traumatic brain injury (TBI) with violent accidents, strokes or even conc... read more

  • Strangulation Can Leave Long-Lasting Injuries

    One of the most lethal abuser tactics explained | The power of controlling a victim’s next breath makes strangulation a frequent tactic for abusers. It can t... read more

  • The New Cyberstalking

    Technology means abusers have more ways to stalk than ever before | Google “cyberstalking” and you’ll find plenty of tips on how to protect yourself from creepy str... read more

  • Domestic Violence in Affluent Marriages

    When abusers feel a sense of narcissistic entitlement | Opening up about domestic violence, either to the police or one’s friends and family, is often difficult and fr... read more

  • Normal Jealousy or the Start of Abuse?

    How to tell the difference in your relationship | Most, if not all of us, have felt jealousy at some point in our lives. Many of us may also be familiar with the ne... read more

  • Will It Happen Again?

    Do past behaviors predict future abuse? | Batterers are often considered individuals who terrorize, intimidate, control and abuse their partners. And, they typicall... read more

  • How Abusers Trick Survivors Into Denying Abuse

    A five-step manipulation process | Take it back. Victims of domestic violence sometimes retract their claims against their abusers for various reasons, including be... read more

  • How to Recognize Emotional Abuse

    19 questions that help identify this type of domestic violence  | It’s a common and damaging myth—without bruises, cuts, broken bones, bandages or a black eye, it’s... read more

  • What is Gaslighting?

    This type of psychological abuse leaves survivors questioning every memory they have | You’re overreacting. It wasn’t that bad. You’re just being emotional. ... read more

  • Recovering from Life with a Psychopath

    Q&A with Jackson MacKenzie, author of Psychopath Free | Twenty-six-year-old Jackson MacKenzie, one of the founders of, originally self... read more

  • My Experience With Coercive Control

    Author Lisa Aronson Fontes talks about the abuse she endured and why anyone can become a victim | In the last part of our Q&A with Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD, aut... read more

  • More About Coercive Control

    Why women are most likely to be victims of this type of abuse and why they stay | In our continuing Q&A with Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD, author of Invisible Chain... read more