We hear from many people who are in abusive relationships, and even those who have left relationships, but say that they love their abusive partner.
Healing the emotional effects of abuse can be challenging. One option for survivors is working with a support or service animal.
Terms like narcissistic, antisocial/sociopath or borderline personality are often used as explanations for abusive behaviors, but this can be problematic for a few reasons.
If you are having trouble finding a safe way to communicate with others for support, we have some options to consider.
When a person depends on their partner for any form of caretaking, there may be additional risk for abuse because of a power imbalance.
In June 2016, The Hotline answered its 4 millionth contact.
Senior leaders at The Hotline attended the United State of Women Summit in Washington, DC to promote gender equality.
While it’s normal to want to help someone you love, there is no way to ‘save’ or ‘fix’ another person.
If staying in a domestic violence shelter is part of your safety plan, we have tips for making a safe transition.
It’s important to try and understand what a person who is being abused is going through, why they might stay in an abusive relationship and how you can help by supporting and shifting power back to them.