240: Coercive Control In Relationships

Coercive control is a seriously negative strategy introduced in some relationships. Listen to today’s show to understand if you are in a coercive control relationship, and how to navigate this territory.

In this episode, we discuss relationship advice topics that include:

  • Coercive control as a strategy for your partner to dominate others through manipulation, isolation and other toxic behaviors
  • How to stand up to a coercive controlling partner
  • How to determine if your partner exhibits coercive controlling behavior
  • Changing the negative patterns and seeking professional help
  • And much more!

Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD is the author of Invisible Chains: Overcoming Coercive Control in Your Intimate Relationship. With a PhD in Psychology, she has spent 25 years as a researcher, advocate and teacher on topics related to violence against women and children.

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Episode Links

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Lisa’s Website

Book: Invisible Chains

Lisa’s Psychology Today Blog: Invisible Chains

Lisa Fontes Coercive Control Handout

Book: The Arc of Love: How Our Romantic Lives Change Over Time

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2020-03-05T17:50:45-04:00 March 5th, 2020|