You're ready for an abuse-free life and you know how to do it yourself, but what if your partner has some abusive tendencies?
Note: If your partner is physically abusive it's time you got in touch with a women's center and start planning your escape without delay.
Abuse-free life? Sold. Now, how do I manage my life in an abuse-free way?
Before I met my wife, if anyone had asked if I had any deal-breakers — a must-have for my next relationship — I would have said the following:
“Absolutely,” this imaginary conversation would have gone. “The next woman I date absolutely MUST love hiking.”Well guess what: I did meet another woman, she did not love hiking, and she is now my wife. And of course I have ZERO regrets.
What is the abuse-free life?
Listen to this podcast to find out.
Normally the big conversation in romance is about fidelity or, as we say in America, cheatin': being faithful, remaining true as in true blue, being someone the other person can count on. And it’s with good reason that we focus on this! Well over 50 percent of men and women are unfaithful at some time in their committed relationships.
But the more common problem by far is our disturbing tendency to be untrue to ourselves.
If you're facing sexual harassment in the workplace or even in school, learn from Steven Ing on how to deal with it.
Some of the choices will be difficult, but these tools will give you the confidence to make that necessary leap from just surviving to thriving.
Sexual harassment in the workplace is a huge problem and to begin to tackle this issue we first need to understand it.
This is the first part of our two-part series on this topic where we will try to unpack and understand it first. If it makes you sad, know it makes us sad too. Check out the next podcast on dealing with sexual harassment to feel better and give yourself the tools to solve it.
Steven Ing discusses Handmaid's Tale, the novel, in light of the upcoming TV series on Hulu.
What can this new show teach us about human sexuality?
We're smiling, open-armed, acting friendly — while on the inside we’re scared, vulnerable, and dreading the next miserable relationship outcome. We thought we were being smart last time, so how do the really smart people do this?
Sometimes, I can tell very quickly when a relationship is not going to last. If there is contempt or resentment it becomes quite impossible to overcome, not because we aren't capable, but because it would require sacrificing a part of ourselves we don't want to change. What we need is a partner who loves us for who we are while we love them for who they are. Contempt and resentment do not come from love.