Healthy Relationships 101 Healthy Relationships 101

How To Spot An Abuser

Abusers are not obvious. If they were, you probably wouldn’t engage in the first place! And yet, nearly half of Americans have experienced psychological abuse by a partner. 

Building Healthy Relationships

How do you know what to look out for early on so that you don’t end up in a harmful dynamic? How can you tell if what you are experiencing in your relationship is psychological abuse if you’ve never been hit or called a name? This course is for you if:

  • You are dating and want to identify red flags;
  • You can’t quite put your finger on what is wrong in your relationship;
  • You find yourself constantly apologizing in your relationship;
  • You don’t feel like you can fully be yourself or share your feelings with your partner;
  • You walk on eggshells around your partner, but you’re not sure why;
  • You try to manage your partner’s reactions to things;
  • You’ve lost yourself in your relationship;
  • Your partner’s behavior confuses you;
  • Your relationship is volatile, with high high’s and very low low’s;
  • You work harder and harder in your relationship to no avail;
  • You have lost your confidence;
  • Your relationship makes you feel like you might be going crazy.

Course Curriculum

Introduction- Healthy
Relationships 101: How to Spot an Abuser
Lesson 1: 7 Quick Ways to Find Out if You are Emotionally Abused
Lesson 2: Playing the Victim
Lesson 3: A Lack of Empathy
Lesson 4: Lack of Responsibility
Lesson 5: Jealousy
Lesson 6: Objectification and Humor
Lesson 7: Control
Lesson 8: Congratulations

About Avery

Avery Neal, PhD, LPC is a practicing psychotherapist, international author and speaker. In 2012 she opened Women’s Therapy Clinic, which offers psychiatric and counseling support to women. She specializes in depression and anxiety at all stages in a woman’s life. She has worked extensively with women suffering from prenatal anxiety and postpartum depression in addition to helping women recovering from divorce and healing from psychological abuse. She is passionate about empowering women discover their own inner strength, leading to higher self-esteem, confidence and overall life satisfaction.

Dr. Neal is the author of, If He’s So Great, Why Do I Feel So Bad?: Recognizing and Overcoming Subtle Abuse, which has been translated and published in twelve languages. Her articles and interviews have been published by, American Counseling Association, Counseling Today, BookTrib, Best Self Magazine, Hitched Magazine, Bustle, POPSUGAR and PKWY Magazine, and her courses have been taken by over 18,000 people worldwide. The International Association of HealthCare Professionals nominated her as one of the top psychologists in Houston.


“Your work is brilliant in describing my experiences. Not sure if anyone has identified covert and subtle abuse so well.”

“Thank you for all that you do to help women and girls.”

“Your book is life-changing. It might get my smart, kind, funny, loving daughter back. I literally don’t know how to thank you.”

“I’ve lived through every detail of your writing. I don’t know how to thank you for your work.”

“Your writing has saved my life. Thank you with all of my heart.”

“Your work gives me strength.”

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If He's So Great, Why Do I Feel So Bad? Bad? Bad?

by Dr. Avery Neal

In this groundbreaking book, Avery Neal, psychotherapist and founder of the Women’s Therapy Clinic, helps you recognize the warning signs of what she terms “subtle abuse.” As you are able to accurately identify patterns that have never made sense before, you are better equipped to make changes to free yourself from ongoing aggression and control.

As an expert in the field, Dr. Neal has guided countless individuals to regain their self-esteem, their joy, and their lives, in the wake of this type of unhealthy relationship.