Resources For Women Dealing With or Healing From Unhealthy or Abusive Relationships
Posted August 9, 2020 from United States

Hey guys! I’m here today because I want to share some resources and information that I feel can help those of you who may be struggling with an unhealthy relationship, an abusive relationship, or the healing that comes after getting out of these kinds of relationships. Although I do not have any stories of my own that I am willing to share, I want to use this platform to amplify the voices of other women who have struggled with similar issues and share their stories with you. 


Resource for Women in Immediate Danger

Here you can find various kinds of safety plans for escape if you are in immediate danger. This website also has a very large list of additional resources that can help you with things like legal resources, suicide prevention, and finding shelters near you if you live in the United States. Even if you don’t live here this is still an excellent resource to check out.


Videos on Emotional Abuse and Other Women’s Stories

How to Spot the Hidden Signs Someone Is Gaslighting

By: Dr. Ramani Durvasula 


The Difference Between Healthy and Unhealthy Love

By: Katie Hood 

The content of this video is important because some of the signs of unhealthy love can be hard to identify if you don’t know what you’re looking for. Many of the things that she mentions tend to become the norm and people can become desensitized to them. Unhealthy love can escalate to abuse, so it’s important to be able to identify the signs before it gets to that point.


Why I Stayed, Why I Left

By: Mada Tsagia-Papadakou

In the video, she also mentions that she made it a point to learn more about herself and how she needed to heal. I feel like this self-reflection is one of the most important things that someone can do in order to make sure that they understand how their trauma has affected them and what steps they need to take in order to work through it and maintain healthy relationships in the future. 


Psychological Abuse - Caught in Harmful Relationships

By: Signe M. Hegestand 


Additional Information Regarding the Attachment Theory Mentioned by Signe M. Hegestand

Four Styles of Adult Attachment

By: Terry Levy 


How Fearful Avoidant Attachment Affects Relationships

By: Kimberly Holland 


Resources For Healing

Free Content From A Mental Health Professional

Here’s the instagram account of an existential psychotherapist named Sara Kuburic. She posts great content regarding trauma, healing, boundaries, love bombing, and examples of healthy and unhealthy habits and beliefs. I feel like this is a great resource for people who are struggling to understand themselves and for people who are learning to form healthy habits and maintain healthy relationships. 


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Dawn Arteaga
Aug 09
Aug 09

Wow what a fabulous list of resources that I know our community will greatly appreciate. Have you connected with Kirthi yet? She is building a database of these types of resources worldwide and would probably love to be connected to you. Find her and learn more about her work here:

Hello, Lee,

Welcome to World Pulse, and congratulations on writing your first post!

How generous of you to share these resources with us. Thank you so much! I will share your post to the Ambassadors. These links are helpful!

Please keep writing. We love to know more about you. Welcome again!

Nini Mappo
Aug 11
Aug 11

Thank you Lee for sharing these resources to learn and heal. They are like a much needed place where women can go.

I hope that many will find healing and freedom because you cared enough to share.

Thank you, and welcome to World Pulse.

Beth Lacey
Aug 11
Aug 11

This is a great list

Marie Abanga
Aug 12
Aug 12

Hi Lee,

Thank you for sharing all these resources; I will definitely be sharing them with other sisters and clients.
Light and love

Aug 14
Aug 14

Thank you for sharing.

Thelma obani 2020
Aug 27
Aug 27

Wow... thanks alot.
Everyone needs to connect and see this.

Sep 03
Sep 03

Nice one Lee! Thank you for sharing.

I am sure this will be very helpful to a lot of women including those working with organisations that deal with sexual abuse, violence and rape.