Dating mentally abused women
Ashley Miller is a licensed social worker, psychotherapist, certified Reiki practitioner, yoga enthusiast and aromatherapist.
She has also worked as an employee assistance program counselor and a substance-abuse professional. Being involved in a mentally abusive and controlling relationship can wreak havoc on many different parts of your life, including your self-esteem, relationships, career and overall psychological well-being.
If you're thinking about ending an abusive relationship, but you're not sure where to turn, you can get free, anonymous support and advice from the National Domestic Violence Hotline. Recovering from an abusive relationship doesn't happen instantly.
Healing from a controlling, mentally abusive relationship takes time, effort, support and patience.
What's different about the Hutchinson-Stodden marriage and the Cox-Catsimatidis wedding is that the grooms were willing to enter so publicly into relationships with teenagers, with the apparent approval of their brides' parents.