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How to Recognize An Abuser and Signs of an Unhealthy Relationship

Oftentimes, recognizing abuse in relationships can be nearly impossible to do. This week, New York Times best-selling author and advocate Julie Cantrell shares the tell-tale signs of abuse. 

Episode At A Glance: 

In this week’s episode, Julie Cantrell joins The SavvyCast to discuss abuse in relationships. She shares how to identify the different shapes and forms of relational abuse. Additionally, she shares how friends and family can help women get out of abusive relationships.

Who Is Julie Cantrell? 

Julie Cantrell is a multiple award-winning, New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author, editor, story coach, TEDx speaker, and ghostwriter. Additionally, she has served as editor-in-chief of the Southern Literary Review. She has also received the Mississippi Arts Commission Literary Arts Fellowship, the Rivendell Writer’s Colony Mary Elizabeth Nelson Fellowship, and the Pat Conroy Writer’s Residency Fellowship. Her novels have earned starred reviews and multiple awards. She was named a short-list finalist twice for the Mississippi Arts & Letters Fiction Award as well as a two-time short-list finalist for the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize. Today, Julie works with survivors of abuse, as well as serving as a "literary advocate". She writes, coaches, and edits full-time from her home in Houston, Texas.  

Questions We Answered In This Episode: 

  • What do different forms of abuse look like?
  • What you can do if you believe someone is in an abusive relationship?
  • Why using the term “domestic abuse” can somewhat devalue abuse overall?
  • What traits do all abusers exhibit when attempting to abuse others?

Resources Mentioned In This Episode

Domestic Violence Resources: 

If you or a loved one are suffering from domestic abuse, please seek support from The National Domestic Violence Hotline at https://www.thehotline.org/or 1.800.799.SAFE (7233). The Hotline offers free, confidential, 24/7 support to help anyone in need of resources.

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