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The Courage To Exit Abusive Relationships

The Courage To Exit Abusive Relationships

Abuse in whatever form is detrimental to its victim’s health and wellbeing. Many people both male and female go through abusive relationships, they are aware of the pain and torment yet find it difficult to leave. Abuse can be in form of domestic violence that involves physical contact, sexual abuse and the use of demeaning […]

Relationship PTSD: What Causes It?

Relationship PTSD: What Causes It?

PTSD is an extreme anxiety disorder caused by experiencing a life-threatening event or situation. It’s characterized by intrusive memories, avoidance of things that could remind a person of the trauma, moodiness, and hyperarousal, Aaron Tendler, MD, chief medical officer of Brainsway, a mental health tech company, tells Health. “These four clusters of symptoms persist over […]

I Got Flowers Today

I Got Flowers Today

I stumbled on a video online recently with the title “I GOT FLOWERS TODAY” and the storyline was about domestic violence between couples. The man will hit the lady and after each encounter, he always got her flowers. The lady considered leaving the marriage severally but because the man always apologized with nice flowers, she […]

Using The Law To Deal With Spousal Abuse

Using The Law To Deal With Spousal Abuse

SPOUSAL abuse is not about to abate anytime soon. On the contrary, it is escalating. As a point of reference, the recent death of Ronke Shonde, a Lagos housewife, has captured the public imagination. The deceased was allegedly killed by her husband, Lekan Shonde, after a domestic scuffle over alleged infidelity and finances turned awry. […]

12 Traits of an Abusive Relationship

12 Traits of an Abusive Relationship

“My boyfriend is jealous. He gets furious when I won’t dump my friends and spend all of my free time with him,” the weeping woman shared with me. “I was so thrilled to have a devoted boyfriend that I ignored the warning signs of abuse. I convinced myself that he loved me, and that things […]