Dysfunctional Relationships Support Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26

5 Signs You Are Dating Someone Toxic
Dating someone who is toxic can be confusing - and may become dangerous. Here are five signs to help you identify a toxic partner.


Leaving an Abuser
Tips for leaving safely, including safety planning, legal considerations, and financial tips.

Abuse Dynamics, Causes, and Prevention
Exploring the true causes of abuse as well as how to stop it before it starts.

How to Help a Friend Who is Being Abused
Practical tips for how to speak to and help a friend or loved one who is being abused by their partner.

What to do if You're Being Abused
Helpful tips for how to identify an abusive relationship and how to move forward safely.

How to Identify an Unhealthy Relationship
Warning signs and red flags of an abusive or unhealthy relationship.

Breaking Free of Financial Abuse
Break free of abusive, unhealthy relatinoships and reclaim your independence.

Are You in a Healthy Relationship?
Ten questions to help you decide whether the your relationship is healthy, or if there may be red flags of toxic or abusive behavior.

20 Questions to Determine if He is Right For You
If you are wondering whether you are with the right partner, these simple questions will help you decide.

How to Get Out Safely
Leaving an abusive partner is difficult, and may also be dangerous. Here are five steps to help you get out safely.

Three Ways to STOP Domestic Violence
Domestic violence impacts at least one in three women, but it is preventable. With these three simple steps, we can prevent abuse before it starts.

Resources to Help Us Stop Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is a prevalent problem that affects at least one in three women. Thankfully, many national organizations are working to end abuse and create safer homes and communities.

Asking the Right Questions About Abuse
Our questions about abuse often focus on the victim's behavior, such as

Learning to Assess Your Relationship as it is Right Now
The number one mistake we make in relationships is assessing our partner based on who they used to be, or who they could be - instead of who they are right now.

Preparing to Leave an Abusive Partner
Ending any relationship can be difficult. Ending a relationship with an abuser may also be dangerous. Here are a few tips to help you prepare to leave an abusive partner.

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
One in three teens will be physically or sexually abused by someone they are dating before they turn 18. But, as parents, we have the power to change that.

3 Ways to Feel More Love on Valentine’s Day
Valentine's Day can often leave us feeling unloved and unappreciated. But, the fact is that you can give yourself all the affection, appreciation, and love you've been missing - today and every day.

How to Safely Break Up with an Abuser
If you have recognized that your partner is abusive, you may be wondering how to end the relationship safely. This article will help you take steps toward safely letting go.

Toxic Relationship Quiz
These twelve simple questions will help you recognize whether you are in a relationship with someone who is toxic, and possibly abusive.

How to Know When to Let Go
If you are no longer happy in your relationship, and if you are starting to notice concerning behavior from your partner, this article will help you decide if it is time to let them go.

The Relationship Behavior that You May Not Realize is Toxic
This incredibly common behavior in a relationship is not only toxic and unhealthy, it may become dangerous. Learn to spot this red flag early.

4 Steps to Finding Love After Abuse
Four steps to help you find safe, healthy, and true love after an abusive relationship.

The Surprising Early Warning Signs of Abuse
In the beginning of a relationship, we are often so swept up in romance and new love that we can overlook concerning behavior. Learn to spot red flags early, and keep yourself safe.

When You Love a Broken Man
Many empathetic women get caught up in relationships with men who appear to be broken, or have very difficult pasts. Don't let your compassion keep you from seeing the signs of abuse.

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An index of categories in the

What to Expect at a Domestic Violence Shelter
If you are considering leaving an abusive partner and going to a domestic violence shelter, this article will help you know what to expect.

How to Know if You Are in Serious Danger
Abuse impacts at least one in three women and up to one in seven men. What starts out subtly can become dangerous quickly. These questions will help you determine whether you may be in serious danger.

Is It Really Abuse?
It can be difficult to recognize or admit when you are being abused. These three questions will help you recognize whether your partner is abusive.

Reaching Out for Help May Save Your Life
Victims of abuse who reach out for help are much less likely to experience serious injuries. Many resources are available to help you plan and move forward safely.

Holiday Gifts to Help End Violence Against Women
This holiday, give gifts that truly make a difference by helping to promote equality, foster healing, and end domestic violence.

Messages That Are Ruining Our Sons
At least 1 in 3 women will be abused by a partner. These acts are caused by a culture that teaches boys and men to be powerful and to not show emotion. To stop this epidemic, we must change the messages our sons receive.

Top 10 Moments for Domestic Violence Awareness in 2015
Domestic violence was widely discussed in the media in 2015 - from the aftermath of the Ray Rice elevator video to the stirring speech at the Grammy's.

Are You Being Emotionally Abused?
We often think of abuse as physical violence, but it rarely starts out that way. And emotional abuse can be just as damaging. This will help you identify whether you are a victim of emotional abuse.

How to Conquer Your Fear of Being Alone
One fear that often keeps us stuck in unhealthy relationships is the fear of being alone. Learn to conquer this fear, and move closer to the life you truly want and deserve.

5 Steps to Setting Healthy Boundaries
Boundaries are an essential component of any healthy relationship. Learn 5 steps to setting - and keeping - healthy boundaries.

If Your Partner Says This, You May Be in Danger
There is no exact script to help you determine if your partner is abusive, but there are some key phrases and red flags to watch out for.

5 Steps to Healing From an Abusive Relationship
Ending any relationship can be tough, but ending a toxic or abusive relationship can feel impossible. Here are five steps to help you heal and move forward after abuse.

Let Go of Toxic Relationships this Holiday Season
The holidays are often stressful, especially if we are surrounded by people who tear us down. Learn to let go of toxic relationships, so you can truly enjoy your holidays - and your life.

The Most Toxic and Dangerous Emotion
Growing up, you may have been taught that if someone likes you, they will want you all to themselves. But, in reality, this type of behavior is very toxic to relationships - and can also be very dangerous.

What You Should Have Learned About Relationships
You were probably taught that physical violence should not be tolerated. But, there are even more important lessons about healthy relationships that we often miss.

5 Steps to Breaking Free of a Toxic Relationship
Leaving a toxic relationship can be difficult, but these five steps will help you break free, and create the life you truly deserve.

10 Surprising Facts About Domestic Violence
Domestic violence impacts at least 1 in 3 women in the United States, yet it is an epidemic we rarely talk about. Here are ten surprising facts about domestic violence, including how we can stop it.

How to Know if You Are Being Abused
It is never an easy realization, but if your partner makes you feel like less than you are, or if you feel like you have to walk on eggshells around them, you may be a victim of abuse.

Dysfunctional Relationship Support, Advice, and Resources
This site will provide tips for identifying abusive behavior, coping with a toxic relationship, deciding whether to leave or stay, and getting out safely.

Are You a Victim of Gaslighting?
Gaslighting is a form of mental abuse that includes doing things to make you feel crazy.

Legal Considerations for Victims of Abuse
Leaving an abusive relationship can be complicated, and there are many issues to consider, including legal concerns, such as protective orders, child custody and support, and financial matters.

5 Ways to Help a Friend Who is Being Abused
5 ways to help a friend or loved one who is being abused by their partner.

How to Spot an Abuser on the First Date
Abusers are often charming in the beginning of a relationship, but there are early warning signs of that you may be able to identify as early as the first date.

Questions to Help You Move Forward
If you are deciding whether to leave or stay in your current relationship, these seven simple questions can help you make the choice that is best for you - and move forward.

What are you getting out of this relationship?
If you are starting to have doubts about your relationship, it may be time to decide what you are getting out of it - and if it's still worth it.

How to Talk to Your Kids About Abuse
1 in 3 teens will be physically or sexually abused by someone they are dating before they turn 18. Yet, most will never talk to their parents. Learn helpful tips to start this conversation with your children today.

The One Question That Can Help You Decide Whether to Leave or Stay
Deciding whether to leave or stay in a relationship is never an easy choice. But, asking one simple question may help make your decision much easier.

Can an Abusive Relationship Ever Change?
If you are being abused, you may wonder whether your relationship can ever change. This article will help you decide.

How to Create a Safety Plan
Leaving an abusive relationship can be a stressful and often dangerous time. Creating a personalized safety plan can help you be better prepared.

Why Does He Do It?
We know that abuse is prevalent, but we rarely talk about why some men choose to abuse their female partners. This article explores the reasons for abuse, and what we can do to stop it.

3 Ways You're Settling for Less Than you Deserve
We often settle for less than we deserve in relationships. These three steps will help you identify and create a relationship you truly want and deserve.

How to Break Free of Financial Abuse
Financial abuse is one of the main reasons women feel stuck in abusive relationships. But, you can break free and reclaim your powr and independence.