The Scandal Love Affair Is More Like Emotional Abuse

Every Thursday night, we gird our loins for the new episode of Scandal. But ladies, I have to say, I’m worried about Olivia Pope. If it isn’t obvious that her romance with President Fitz Grant is unhealthy by now, drop those rose-colored Shonda Rhimes glasses and let’s walk into the light together, eh? » 10/25/13 3:00pm 10/25/13 3:00pm

Fucking Yiiikes, More Men Are Sabotaging Their Partners' Birth Control

Condom sabotage in the hopes of getting pregnant — or impregnating someone – without a partner's knowledge is unfortunately nothing new. While the "crazy girlfriend pokes holes in condoms because she so CRAZY!" still tends to be the immediate go-to, Fatal Attraction-style, a 2010 study found that reproductive coercion » 6/01/13 1:00pm 6/01/13 1:00pm

We May Not Like What Rihanna Says About Chris Brown, But We'd Better…

Last night, the Rihanna episode of Oprah Winfrey's series, Oprah's Next Chapter, aired on OWN, and as Oprah gently probed Rihanna with questions about Chris Brown, the singer tearfully replied that they are friends and she still loves him. This may not be what anyone wants to hear, but it's incredibly important that… » 8/20/12 6:10pm 8/20/12 6:10pm

What If Sammi And Ronnie Were Your Friends?

I like to yell at the television. I seem to do it quite often when I watch Jersey Shore, particularly whenever the doomed romance of Sammi and Ronnie takes over the screen. » 9/04/10 2:30pm 9/04/10 2:30pm

Social Minefield: When Your Friend Has Issues

Today in Social Minefield, we look at how to help a friend in need — or a friend in need of a swift kick. Follow the jump for tips on dealing with a friend's breakup, bereavement, or bad behavior. » 8/05/10 4:49pm 8/05/10 4:49pm

Advice Columnist Says That An Abusive Marriage Could Still Work

"I don't fear him. He has hit me twice," writes an advice-seeker of her husband. And instead of telling her to leave, columnist Cary Tennis says they can work it out. Can this ever be good advice? » 8/02/10 4:51pm 8/02/10 4:51pm

"Textual Harassment": When Technology Enables Abuse

Many texting trends (cf. "chexting") are just silly, but experts say "textual harassment" is dangerous — a new and disturbing feature of abusive relationships. » 6/21/10 9:30am 6/21/10 9:30am

When Men Control The Pregnancy

We've written before about whether men should get a say in their partners' abortions. Complicating the question even further is the fact that some men take control of women's reproduction by force. Which isn't messed up at all. » 5/27/10 1:00pm 5/27/10 1:00pm

Hailey Glassman On Emotionally Abusive Boyfriend Jon Gosselin

It was hard not to feel at least a little bad for Hailey Glassman tonight on The Insider. For the entire show, she cried as she talked about hurtful comments from tabloids, and what a dick her boyfriend can be. » 10/29/09 8:00pm 10/29/09 8:00pm

Breaks Available, But Only If You're White and Powerful

Carl Spicocchi's a lucky guy. He kidnapped, beat, threatened and tried to kill his now former mistress in Arlington last year (his wife was back home in Toledo at the time) and was sentenced this week in Arlington County Court. Although his victim was still too scared to appear at the sentencing, Circuit Court Judge… » 3/14/08 6:00pm 3/14/08 6:00pm