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  • Lie With Me: Charlie Brooks stars in new noir thriller
    TV

    Lie With Me fans, can we *please* talk about that completely bonkers finale?

  • Pregnant Mother and Father of Twins in Hospital Room stand in silhouette shot - stock photo
    Celebrity

    Why “he seems such a nice guy” is the wrong response to abuse allegations

  • Relationships

    Why “don’t take it so personally” is the ultimate gaslighting insult

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Housing

What life is like at Christmas when you have nowhere to live

A young mum tells the story of her struggle to create a home for herself and her daughter in time for Christmas.

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Natalie Gil
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Relationships

How to identify toxic behaviours early on in any relationship

Abuse can be so subtle at first that over time you may realise you’ve had your autonomy taken away from you but can’t quite identify why or when it started.

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Stylist Team
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People

FKA twigs sues ex Shia LaBeouf for alleged sexual battery, assault and emotional distress

The singer says her relationship with the actor involved “relentless” abuse.

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Anna Brech
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Relationships

Micromanipulation: the subtle control tactic to watch out for in arguments

Narcissists often use this form of psychological abuse to demand attention.

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Anna Brech
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Sohel Sarkar
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Netflix’s Betty Broderick Story, gaslighting, and “angry women”

Betty is supposed to be the villain of Dirty John season 2, so why do so many viewers feel sorry for her?

Netflix’s The Betty Broderick Story: Christian Slater as Dan Broderick, Amanda Peet as Betty Broderick.
People

This new true crime series is a must-watch

Warning: spoilers for Netflix’s Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story ahead.

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Kayleigh Dray
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JK Rowling
People

Domestic abuse charities condemn tabloid’s treatment of JK Rowling

“When newspapers publish domestic abuse stories from the perspective of the abusive partner, they are giving them further power and control.”

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Kayleigh Dray
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Domestic abuse
Life

Over half of women killed by men in the UK are murdered by a partner or an ex

New findings show the highest number of women killed by men since the census began.

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Hollie Richardson
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The Invisible Man
People

The Invisible Man transforms ‘joke’ villain into abusive, gaslighting monster

“I saw an opportunity to change people’s perceptions of what The Invisible Man was,” says director Leigh Whannell.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Life

Deadwater Fell: what episode 4 teaches us about the realities of IVF

The series came to an slightly underwhelming conclusion.

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Hollie Richardson
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Life

8 ways to move on from a toxic relationship

It can seem impossible to break free – but here's some advice on how to start.

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Deborah Cicurel
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Anna Brech
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Katie Hill says right-wing media is “enabling and perpetuating” her husband's abuse

Former congresswoman vows to fight revenge porn in defiant video message

People

Financial abuse might not be visible, but Serena Williams is fighting to change that

The tennis champion is shining a light on the often-overlooked form of domestic abuse.

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Christobel Hastings
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August books roundup
Books

The 10 new books you need for your August summer holiday

Charge up your holiday reading with August's best new fiction and non-fiction releases.

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Francesca Brown
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Judge tells man who admitted coercive and controlling behaviour there are "plenty more fishes in the sea"
Life

UK judge tells convicted abuser that there are “lots more fishes in the sea”

The comments set a dangerous precedent.

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Sarah Shaffi
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Analysis: Sally Challen murder conviction overturned following allegations of coercive control
People

Sally Challen’s case signals a vital shift in attitudes towards coercive control

Sally Challen killed her husband after allegedly suffering decades of abuse. Now, she’s had her murder conviction overturned.

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Moya Crockett
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Eric bana in Netflix's Dirty John
Life

Netflix’s Dirty John is a masterclass in coercive control

Based on a true story, the show is a stark reminder that abuse doesn’t always have to be physical.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Long Reads

“Why you should never date the guy who tells you not to order dessert”

Kelly Brook’s recent comments about her boyfriend have triggered alarm bells for some

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Anonymous
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Kayleigh Dray
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Dakota Johnson explains why Fifty Shades left her “vulnerable, physically and emotionally”

As the actress addresses the “controlling relationship” at the centre of the film

Life

The surprising (and worrying) sign that your partner doesn’t trust you

This dangerous red flag is all too easy to miss...

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Kayleigh Dray
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