Resources to Tackle Unhealthy Relationships

Everyone Deserves Healthy Relationships

Healthy relationships are based on mutual respect. Without respect, the relationship will become unbalanced and unhealthy for everyone involved, even if the people love each other. And everyone deserves to be in a healthy relationship.

Tips for Recognizing When Something Isn’t Right

Signs of Emotional Abuse

Signs of Gaslighting in a RelationshipGaslighting is a tactic used to manipulate people. Over time, gaslighting can cause a person to question what they think, what kind of person they are, and how they feel. You can find more background about gaslighting here  and here.

What to do?

If you, or someone you know is experiencing domestic or sexual violence, there is help, including emergency hotlines, safety planning, shelters throughout the United States, support and advocacy with legal issues, transportation, and childcare.  You are not alone.

The U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline is 1-800-799-7233. 

Resources for Children and Teens:

Childhood Domestic Violence AssociationFor when a person grows up living in a home with violence between their parents or violence towards a parent.

Resources on Children Exposed to Violence: Includes links to organizations providing direct services, informational resources, and more.

Resources for Adults:

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV): The voice of victims and survivors, working to change society to have a zero tolerance for domestic violence by affecting public policy, increasing understanding of the impact of domestic violence, and providing programs and education that drive that change.

National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)A social change organization, is dedicated to creating a social, political and economic environment in which violence against women no longer exists.

National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence (NCDSV): Designs, provides, and customizes training and consultation, influences policy, promotes collaboration and enhances diversity with the goal of ending domestic and sexual violence.


Additional Resources Shared By Readers

Maryland University: Women’s Health – Self-Defense Tips