mental health

This Is How a Therapist Decides How Much They Need to Praise You

Strength-based perspective therapy plays out kind of as a “rent-a-friend” dynamic with deeper psychological analysis happening in-session.
Michael Stahl
mental health

This Is How Physical Abusers Manipulate Their Targets

"I had no reason to feel compassionate as I looked at him in jail that day."
Elizabeth Brico
mental health

This Is the Difference Between Normal Fighting and Verbal Abuse

A psychologist gives us six examples of verbal abuse in a relationship.
Juli Fraga
mental health

When it's Time to Cut Off a Family Member

There's a difference between regular family drama and a toxic relationship.
Juli Fraga

A New Flushable Pregnancy Test Could Help Women in Abusive Relationships

The little plastic test hasn't changed in years and this eco-friendly version is winning in more ways than one.
Terena Bell
mental health

No Good Comes From Being Spanked as a Kid

“The difference between spanking and abuse is kind of a grey zone."
Knvul Sheikh
mental health

I Have a Pathological Fear of Being Happy

This is a thing.
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mental health

Facebook’s ‘On This Day’ Brings Bad Memories Back to Life

Social media can be a painful abyss of a purposely discarded past.
Liz Lazzara
Judging Books By Their Covers

For Muslim Women, Being in an Abusive Relationship Comes With Extra Stigma

Domestic violence is not a Muslim problem, but a global one.
Catherine Chapman
mental health

How I Stopped Dating Bullies

I reminded myself daily that I did not need the approval of people who constantly treated me like shit.
Ryan Brown
Sobriety Check

Why the Codependency Myth of Drug Addiction Needs to Die

The dubious idea that we might "enable" our partners or loved ones suffering from addiction lingers—despite being unscientific and straight-up harmful.
Maia Szalavitz