When It’s Time to Go: Part 1

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A checklist of essentials to take with you when escaping abuse Walking out the door and away from an abuser—or kicking an abusive partner out the door, if so inclined—is seldom as easy as it sounds. Abusers thrive on power …

Not Ready to Have a Baby?

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If you’re not ready to have a baby yet it’s 100% your responsibility to protect yourself from unwanted pregnancy. Assuming that the girl is on the pill, or that she’ll have an abortion if she gets pregnant, are very dangerous …

Can You Accept “No” or Do You Push to Get Your Way?

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When someone tells you no can you hear that? Or do you push forward to do or get what you want anyway? Ignoring the answer when it’s not the one you wanted is a violation of boundaries. Trying to justify why you …

Your Emotional Wall Keeps You Alone

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Being emotionally open in a relationship is very scary for people who are uncomfortable with feeling vulnerable. Putting up an emotional wall to hide behind feels safe. After all, it is much easier to get angry than to share what you’re truly feeling. But …