relationships

Trace the link between feminism and relationships from outdated norms to modern conventions including chivalry, working mothers, splitting the bill and beyond.

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 Dawsona year 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 Thomasa year 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 Butlera year 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...
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 a year 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...
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 Ea year 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 ...
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 Olsona year 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.a year 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 Shereea year 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...
Anna Rooneya year ago
Love After Abuse
One of my very first memories as a child is of being beaten by a Goliath of a man. My father is 6'6", 500 pounds. Why he ever felt the need to beat a tiny little girl is beyond me. I will never, ever,...
Aleea Whitmirea year ago
The First Time
His hands around my throat, gasping, scratching, pushing at him but, I couldn't get away. I could hear my daughter crying. Too young to understand but, she knew he was hurting me. When did it get this...
Lucy Sammonsa year ago
My Experience With Sexual Harassment: A Message to the Fearful
He asked me at least once every shift if I wanted to go out with him. No. I did not. First of all, I was dating at the time, second of all, I was just plain not interested in this flirtatious boy I wo...
An Open Letter to a Victim of Abuse
The word abuse is a very serious one and is not to be taken lightly. It usually takes an awful lot of courage to use it. Abuse is when a person repeatedly/regularly mistreats you. It is cruel, and can...
N Aa year ago
I Am Me, Not You
“I don’t think people realize how much strength it takes to pull your own self out of a poisonous situation with someone you love deeply. So if you’ve done that today or any day, I’m proud of you.” - ...
Elieza Pereiraa year ago
A Minor Incident Can Ruin a Lot
I learned from this experience and to all the ones who have gone through this, you do not have to face it alone. Just around this time last year, I decided to visit my boyfriend at the time, as for he...