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Warning Signs That You May be in a Toxic Relationship (Part 1) on @RTRLRadio

Warning Signs That You May be in a Toxic Relationship (Part 1) on @RTRLRadio
  How do we fall into toxic relationships? What are the tell-tale signs of a toxic relationship? How do we stop the toxic cycle? No one purposely seeks out a toxic partner. Often, we’re mysteriously drawn to them. Things are exciting and passionate in the beginning, but little by little we sense something is off. Often, we blame ourselves. If we could just do everything right for our partner, the relationship would be okay. Unfortunately, this is not usually the case. The first thing to look at is yourself. What you attract correlates with where you are mentally, emotionally, and s...
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Emotional Abuse — This Is What It Looks Like

Emotional Abuse — This Is What It Looks Like
This topic is one that is close to my heart. So many suffer silently in emotionally abusive relationships. About 60% of women will experience some form of abuse during their lifetime. While it may be easier to walk away from more identifiable types of dysfunction in a relationship, emotional abuse isn’t always so blatant. What Is Emotional Abuse? Emotional abuse can be subtle at first. An emotionally abusive relationship usually begins in a normal way. The person will spend a lot of time in the beginning phases of the relationship building goodwill with you. They make you feel safe emotio...
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Love Hurts: How Society Justifies Domestic Abuse

Love Hurts: How Society Justifies Domestic Abuse
Originally published in Jet Magazine Power is a blockbuster hit show that airs on the Starz network. The writing is dynamic and the storyline about a man trying to get out of the drug business and go legitimate is full of twists, turns, and constant setbacks. A couple of weeks ago on the show, there was an explicit scene where one of the main characters, Tommy, killed his girlfriend, Holly. Her character was one of the more disliked personalities of the series, and social media was abuzz with people expressing happiness in seeing Holly’s character killed by Tommy. I shared the same se...
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