How You Can Support a Friend in an Abusive Relationship

Since US President Trump’s election last year, American anxiety has spiked. More adults (particularly those who identify as liberal) are complaining about frequent migraines, stomach aches, sleep problems, and weight fluctuations; all classic physical manifestations of extreme stress and anxiety. A similar spike in hate rhetoric, racist sentiment, and hate violence is believed to be at very least related, according to The Daily Dot.… [Read more]

Celebrate V-Day. Stop the Violence.

I love award shows. Love them. I love the red carpet, the fashion, the gossip, the shots of celebrities when they don’t know they are on TV at that exact moment. I love that even with the delays and memos about dress codes, no one is ever really sure what loose cannon celebrity is going to do the next stupid thing.… [Read more]

Republicans: A Profile Of The Classic Abuser

Note: Julie Driscoll’s article was originally published in August, 2011 on Examiner.com, re-published on AddictingInfo.org. 

As a former victim of domestic violence, in another lifetime, I learned a lot about the abusive personality. When it was over, and I was out, I became a domestic violence hotline counselor. The classes I took to train me for this job taught me two things.… [Read more]

Beats Me

Call me crazy.  Call me sleep deprived.  Call me whatever you want.  Words don’t matter, right?

Fact:  Every 2 minutes someone is sexually assaulted in the United States.

As the idolized previous victim of domestic violence, S&M crazed Rihanna, said, “Sticks and stones may break my bones.”  She prefers whips and chains.  They excite her.  She also, apparently, has chosen to utilize the abusive relationship she has to continue to sell records.  … [Read more]