relationships

Trace the link between feminism and relationships from outdated norms to modern conventions including chivalry, working mothers, splitting the bill and beyond.

Alexis Hart5 months ago
I Was Able to Escape
High school love is extremely blinding. I believe the reason that I was blind in love was because I learned to love someone else before loving myself, or even knowing myself. However, in your teenager...
Aleea Whitmire5 months ago
Open Letter to My Abuser
Recently, in therapy I was given an assignment to write all the things unsaid to my abuser down, seal it in an envelope, and never send it to him. "Well what good does not sending it do?" you may ask....
Aimes Israel6 months ago
A Letter to My Abuser
Last January I met you at the bar across the street from where I lived. I never saw you there before and by looking at you, I could tell I was interested. You were sitting next to two guys and talking...
Janetta Poitra6 months ago
The Life I Lived Before You (Chapter 1)
Chapter 1 Raped It was 8:00 PM and she stood in front of the bathroom mirror getting ready for bed. Her reflection staring back at her. Her hair, which she dyed the week before, flowed down past her s...
Do Abusers Feel Remorse?
I remember when I finally dumped one of my abusive exes. He bawled his eyes out, promised he would change, the works—just as he did last time. I wasn't having it. I knew, deep down in my heart, that h...
Lilly Tairi6 months ago
The Pitbull
No this is not a dog, but a person. A person I don't speak of often because to speak of him is almost like giving him power over me. I was, in all honesty, almost prepared to never have to speak of hi...
Kennedy Kovalick6 months ago
How My Rapist Made Me Stronger
It is your 17th birthday. Everything is going to change within a year. In the next year, you will begin your adult life. Everything is going to change Valentine's Day of 2015. You will agree to work a...
Jennetta Dawson6 months ago
My Friend with Stockholm Syndrome
Kids. Kids are all we were. What would a child know about love? What could a child know about love after feeling nothing but resentment all her caged up life? She didn't know, and she had no one to gu...
Amanda Thomas7 months ago
Fooled by Blue Eyes
Junior high is usually a time when the work gets harder and lifelong memories are made. My year followed that path and also created my future. I will never forget this one warm sunny day as I attended...
Amy Butler7 months ago
His Demons
It'd been a heck of a bad week. One week of mental turmoil as she tried to hide the truth from the world. To be honest, she wished that she could hide it from herself, but the blackened eyes looking b...
Elisabeth Dodson7 months ago
Dear Abuser
Dear Abuser: Thank you for finally re-opening your Facebook page. You know the one you claimed you deleted... anyways, thank you for finally opening up your Facebook page. Had I not looked deep into m...
soul2soul 7 months ago
The Untold Story of Domestic Abuse
Where do I even begin? A girl meets a boy. They hang out, fall in love, and move in together, all in only three days... A bit fast, okay. Not everyone's love story. But this is what happened to me. It...
Jody-Lynne Belbin7 months ago
One Hell of a Year
My last year of high school was hell. I'd sugarcoat it, but that's exactly what it was. It is a story I tell in real life all the time in that joking way that makes people think you are fine. However,...
Azzyness E7 months ago
An Open Letter to the One Who Ruined My Life
"He's probably dead. You should be happy." That's what a friend of mine said to me when I told her you were missing. That you've been missing now for over two months. The police are still looking for ...
Sarah Warrington7 months ago
Nightmare on Narc Street!
I have been the victim of narcissistic abuse my whole life in various forms: parent, partner, and even friends! This is the story of how I got played by an instrumentalist of the highest order and my ...
Samie Olson7 months ago
The One Who Abused...
Every story begins with happy, rejoicing moments. With relationships, you start something new thinking this is the best thing to ever happen, thinking you know your partner, but in reality, every huma...
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L. M.7 months ago
It Gets Easier
Honey, I know it stings. I know it burns you down to the core. They weren’t worth the time and dedication for such a cruel ending. Yes, I see the bruises. I’ve seen them in the mirror. I’ve cried the ...
Lynette Sheree7 months ago
Overcoming Domestic Violence
Dealing with domestic violence for over a decade without any support system is one of the hardest things in life I've ever had to go through. I have dealt with mental, verbal and physical abuse, which...