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Below is an Interactive Board sampler. A fuller listing is found in the "Stories" menu above.

4/14 Interactive Board: Codependent Partners

3/23 Interactive Board: He's Changing... I'm Not...

3/1 Interactive Board: D/s Lifestyle

1/14 Interactive Board: My Purrrfect Husband

12/12 Interactive Board: What if He Could Have Changed?

10/23 Interactive Board: Quandary Revisited

8/24 Interactive Board: Quandary! What's Going On?

7/20: Dr. Irene on cognitive behavior therapy and mindfulness

6/12 Interactive Board: Unintentional Abuse

11/7 Interactive Board: Is This Abusive?

12/29 Interactive Board: There Goes the Wife...

11/4 Interactive Board: A New Me!

10/8 Interactive Board: Seeming Impossibility

9/8 Interactive Board: My Ex MisTreats Our Son

5/1 Interactive Board: I feel Dead - Towards Him

4/26 Interactive Board: Why is This So Hard?

4/19 Interactive Board: I Lost My Love...

4/7 Interactive Board: Too Guilty!




This is the place for you if you think you might be in an abusive relationship or if you believe you might be abusive towards others.

For over 20 years, this site has been a source of education, inspiration, and support for people in abusive relationships. content has been linked to, as well as published in abuse brochures, articles, and books. In addition, sections have been translated into other languages. For years, this site was ranked highly (1st or 2nd page) on Google searches.

While the content is no longer updated, the thousands of pages of information are timeless. You will find articles by Doc and select guest authors, as well as reader-submitted stories, most often with Dr. Irene's commentary.

Doc built the site herself, including the graphics. She begain the update process in late 2019 and it continues into early 2020. Wonky navigation, broken links, and sections on this site are being updated. Be patient, expect home-grown imperfection, and cross your fingers!

And then there is Trubble, *Sigh* our Mascot Cat. He is aptly named. All you need to know about Trubble is here. See pictures of his adventures here.

Dr. Irene is in private practice in Western North Carolina. Learn about her practice here. She lives with her husband and four cats. They finally wised up and kicked Trubble out years ago. He continues his virtual existance on this website.