Have you ever had a disagreement with your partner that left you questioning your sanity?
Perhaps you had proof that your partner did something, but they still lied to your face about it.
Or maybe they got angry about a text they found in your phone. When you got upset that they violated your privacy, they said you had no right to be angry, and expected you to defend yourself anyway.
If these situations ring true for you, you may have experienced one of the most subtle forms of abuse: gaslighting. Gaslighting is a form of mental and emotional abuse that aims to make you question your reality. It’s a tactic many abusers use to gain power by confusing, guilting, and manipulating their partners.
It’s no secret that reading a good book can be a deeply healing experience. Picking up the right book at the right time can feel like a warm hug from a supportive friend. While there are lots of useful self-help books out there, sometimes you just need a fun, positive read to leave you feeling empowered and ready to take on whatever life throws at you.
With that in mind, we rounded up six lighthearted and encouraging books by women to keep you company this winter.
When you care about someone, it’s natural to want to make them happy. This could mean watching their favorite movie together, cooking their favorite meal, or cheering them on as they go for a promotion at work. While these are all nice things to do for your partner, it’s important to make sure you feel safe, happy, and supported too. Continue reading “Basic Relationships Rights”→