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Trauma Survival is Messy: Can We Have Good Memories of Our Abusers?

Baseball’s Opening Day reminds me of good times with my ex–and sometimes the good memories are harder to reconcile than the bad ones.

Katie Klabusich | April 4, 2016 - 6:00 pm

California Moving Company Will Move You Out Of An Abusive Home For Free

California moving company ‘Meathead Movers’, a company founded in 1997 by student athletes, has partnered with the domestic violence-prevention nonprofit Good Shepherd to help move those who were living in…

Katrin Higher | September 5, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Everything Joe & Melissa Gorga Might Want To Know About Actual Dominant/Submissive Relationships, But Are Too Afraid To Ask

It’s difficult to walk away from an episode of “Real Housewives of New Jersey” without thinking to oneself, “Every single one of these women needs massive amounts of therapy” … yet…

Jessica Wakeman | September 25, 2013 - 4:00 pm

Rihanna Blames, But Understands, Her Abusive Father

“I actually feel really bad for my father. He was abused, too — he got beat up by his stepdad when he was young. He has resentment toward women, because…

Jessica Wakeman | April 11, 2011 - 10:40 am

Man Waterboards Girlfriend For Allegedly Cheating

This story will make you worry not just about the state of our country, but humanity in general. A Nebraska man named Trevor Case is being charged with domestic assault,…

Kelli Bender | October 29, 2010 - 4:10 pm

E. Jean, Elle’s Advice Columnist, Needs To Stop

Usually we read Elle magazine’s advice column “Ask E. Jean” with a sense of bemused horror. We imagine E. Jean sitting poolside sipping a Mai Tai, systematically rattling off terrible,…

Julie Gerstein | September 29, 2010 - 2:30 pm

If Dating A Narcissist Never Bothered You Before, Maybe It Will Now

Believing that you’re better than others can be good when you’re modest about it and don’t get carried away. An abundance of self-confidence can help you stand firm against criticism…

Carli Alexa Blau | July 30, 2010 - 11:40 am

“Twilight” Love Story Has All The Components Of An Abusive Relationship

One of the primary criticisms of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series is that the incredibly idealized love story between Bella Swan and Edward Cullen is actually, well, kind of creepy and…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 30, 2009 - 4:20 pm

He Says/She Says: Leona Lewis’s “Bleeding Love”

Today, my friend Jon and I got a little girly and watched/listened to Leona Lewis’s “Bleeding Love.” A little-known fact about “Bleeding Love” is that it was written…

Catherine Strawn | March 26, 2008 - 10:30 am