7 Signs You’re Dating a Narcissist

If you’ve ever been in an abusive relationship, you’re well aware that it can be both physical and emotional (even financial). Unfortunately, for many women (and men), we often don’t see the signs until it’s too late. In fact, what lies behind a mask of ultra-attractive confidence, lies a fragile self-esteem, vulnerable to the slightest…

Why PTSD Is Undiagnosed In Many Black Women

I haven’t been quite right since the abuse. I haven’t been quite right since the accident. The sexual abuse and later, rape, I experienced when I was younger has created emotional and spiritual blocks for me in most of my relationships. I either become too needy with people I’ve deemed safe or too “hard” and…

Psychologically Hijacked

The definition of hijack, based on Merriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary, is “to stop and steal (a moving vehicle); to take control of (an aircraft) by force; to subject to extortion or swindling.” Although it may sound harsh to use the word “hijacking” when referring to some relationships, but this has happened more times that we’d like…