How Who You Date (or Marry) Could Put You at Risk

The majority of women who are murdered are killed by an intimate partner such as a spouse, boyfriend, or lover.

Six Signs of Intimate Partner Harm

Psychological abuse endangers women with “hidden injuries,” targeting her thoughts, feelings, and perceptions.

What The Handmaid's Tale Can Teach Us About Coerced Women

Current attention to women's rights begs us to address what's behind closed doors.

Coercion in Intimate Relationships

For 23 years, I heard experiences from women in my Recovery Groups for Women with Controlling Partners, that therapy was unhelpful and actually hurtful.

Coercive Control of Women

"Are we all talking about the same man?" asks a woman in a recovery group for women with controlling partners.

4 Reasons Why Controlling Partners Often Get Away With It

A culture that generally empowers men more than women can make women more vulnerable to a controlling partner.

Dating and Coercive Control

A thousand women with controlling partners missed their partner's coercive tendencies while dating.

Hidden Mental Health Harm in Intimate Relationships

Coercive control in intimate relationships is entrapping and damaging, yet hard to detect.

Trump and Coercive Persuasion

Trump's win is not a validation of controlling partners. Rather, it's an opportunity to learn from his public behavior about coercive persuasion and psychological manipulation.

You’re Not Crazy⎯He’s (or She's) Controlling!

Psychological abuse incites greater fear and impacts a woman's or man's psyche and sense of wellbeing to the same extent as physical abuse.