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Here's what it looks like when a normal relationship descends into an abusive nightmare.

If you've never experienced violence at the hands of a romantic partner, it's hard to imagine what to look for or how to be supportive. This infographic is great because it covers all the bases, including what behaviors are big red flags.

Here's what it looks like when a normal relationship descends into an abusive nightmare.

Fact Check Time!


When we checked the statistic "90% of women jailed for murdering men were had been abused by their victim," we found one that was even scarier from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence fact sheet (2007): In 70%-80% of all heterosexual intimate-partner homicides, no matter which partner was killed, the man physically abused the woman before the murder.

Viral video shared on Facebook via Cocoa Butter.

A sweet, beautiful little girl sees her reflection as she gets her hair done by her loving mom. And then she utters three little words that would break any mother’s heart:

“I’m so ugly!”

Her mom gasps, instincts kicking in. “Don’t say that!” But by then the daughter has already broken into tears. It’s hard to watch this innocent child’s self-esteem so devastated.

Luckily, mom knew exactly what to say to help her daughter remember her worth. It's easy to see why this touching video has now gone viral.

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Jimmy Fallon #MyFamilyIsWeird.

It’s that time of year again, the holiday season is when we get the pleasure of spending way more time than we’re used to with our families. For those of us who’ve moved away from our immediate families, the holidays are a great time to reacquaint ourselves with old traditions and to realize that some of them may be a little strange.

Every family seems to have its own brand of weirdness. In fact, I wouldn’t trust anyone who says that their family is completely normal.

On November 18, “The Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon gave everyone a reason to celebrate their unique families by asking them to share their favorite stories under #MyFamilyIsWeird. The responses were everything from odd holiday traditions to family members that may have a screw (or two!) loose.

Here are 17 of the funniest responses.

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