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If you have a friend who's in an emotionally abusive relationship and now wants to leave, you may be tempted to run around with sparklers and a party hat. But as wonderful as this news is, there's a question that arises when your friend decides to take this wonderful step forward: how can you help? Emotional abuse doesn't leave bruises, but it's still dangerous, damaging and horribly traumatic.
Things were bad right from the start, but I was too young and naive to see it. I was so trusting, and innocent. And then, one day, I started to notice.
In June ofa Cincinnati woman was granted a temporary order of protection against her husband, who was found guilty of domestic abuse. In November ofthat abusive dickwad posted wrote a nasty, passive aggressive Facebook post about his estranged wife. And now, a judge has ruled that the post violated the terms of the restraining order and that legally, the man must apologize.
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Warning: This article contains graphic descriptions of violence which some readers may find upsetting. He wanted me to feel like this is normal, that I am naive and that what happened to me can happen again. He was not awful to me when I first met him.
I've been having trouble deciding if I should stay in my marriage and really need advice. I married my husband nine years ago, and since then things have been a roller coaster. He had a crappy childhood, and his family is very dysfunctional. While my husband holds a job, he refuses to help out around the house.