Blog — partner abuse

Signs of a Controlling Woman

Signs of a Controlling Woman 0

Are you living with a controlling wife or girlfriend?
Or dealing with a controlling ex-wife?
Is a man you know and care about dealing with a controlling woman?


Abusive women can use their words, tone, and/or body language to manipulate and exert control over their partners in an instant, or over time by wearing them down or conditioning.

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  • What a Controlling Woman May Try to Control
  • Controlling Behavior Patterns
  • Characteristics of a Controlling Woman
Parental Alienation Hurts

Parental Alienation Hurts 0

In Parental Alienation (sometimes called Parent Alienation) one parent intentionally alienates their children from the other parent. It is emotionally abusive not only to the alienated parent--it is also abusive to the children.

What we are talking about here is different from normal estrangement that might occur between children and their parents because of expected stages of development or actual bad acts of the parents they are rejecting. It is a distortion of the intentions, attitudes and behaviors of the alienated parent.

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  • The Definition of Parental Alienation
  • Parental Alienation: Syndrome or Not
  • The 3 Alienating Messages
  • When Does Parent Alienation Happen?
  • Parental Alienation Example
Why do men abuse women?

Why do men abuse women? 0

Why do men verbally, physically, emotionally, financially, psychologically, sexually . . . abuse women who are their partners?

The overarching conscious or subconscious goals of partner abuse are to demean, control, or punish; but why does a particular man treat his partner that way?

Some people think that there is only one reason why a man abuses a woman. They blame it 100% on patriarchy. They think it is always and only about male privilege. But I think that there are many reasons why a particular man might abuse his wife or girlfriend. And I think that patriarchy has less and less to do with it. 

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71 Answers to the Question: Why do Men Abuse Women?

How to Spot a Sociopathic Liar

How to Spot a Sociopathic Liar 6

Creating elaborate lies for their own gain with no care about who gets hurt is a hallmark of a sociopathic liar. Sociopaths are compulsive pathological liars. 

Sociopaths lie without conscience.

That means that they can look you right in the eye and lie to you and not show the usual markers that would give them away.

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  • how to spot a sociopathic liar
  • what is a sociopath and psychopath definition
  • the characteristics of sociopathic lying
  • why sociopaths lie
  • and more
What is Gaslighting Emotional Abuse?

What is Gaslighting Emotional Abuse? 0

Gaslighting is a crazy-making form of emotional abuse.

Gaslighting occurs when someone intentionally twists your perception of reality for their own gain.

That gain may be to:

  • win a fight,
  • cover-up their actions,
  • make you think something is true when it is not, or
  • think something is false when it is true, or
  • undermine your trust in yourself.  

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  • Gaslighting meaning. 
  • What is gaslighting?
  • Forms of gaslighting.
  • Gaslighting as emotional abuse.
  • Gaslighting infographic. 
7 Forms of Partner Abuse

7 Forms of Partner Abuse 0

We most often think about physically violent acts when we think about partner abuse, but there are many methods of choice for controlling, demeaning, and punishing partners.

Partner abuse takes on many forms. 

7 forms of partner abuse are listed and the question "What is partner abuse?" is answered.