Episode 037: How Abusive Relationships Sneak Up On You

featuring Lana Wolfe

Most people don’t knowingly sign up for an abusive relationship. Yet many of us find ourselves in relationships that become more toxic over time. How does this happen? Is it because we ignore warning signs? Were we manipulated? Is it because we grew up with abuse? Are we naive or blind to what’s in front of us? Are we so desperate for love that we will tolerate a certain level of abuse?

In this moving conversation, Lana Wolfe and I explore how a seemingly good relationship went bad, what warning signs were missed or ignored, and how one fateful night she nearly lost her life. She shares painful lessons learned and how to spot red flags any one of us could miss. Do you know the early signs of abusive behavior? Could you advise your teen on how to avoid abusive relationships?

If you answered “No” to either of those questions, you won’t want to miss this important conversation about domestic abuse, teen dating violence, mental health and how to talk to your teen about it


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Are you putting your needs aside while caring for your family?

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Does it feel like your dreams are on hold?

Are You Ready to Stop Settling & Create the Life You Really Want?

NAMI = National Association of Mental Health

Suicide Hotline number & links


 800-273-TALK (8255)

Domestic Abuse hotline number & links


1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

Al Anon

Narcotics Anonymous

SAMHSA’s National Helpline,

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 

1-800-662-HELP (4357)

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Lana Wolfe

Lana Wolfe

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Lana Wolfe is a life coach helping others overcome fear and inner resistance. After spending 20 years in accounting, she embarked on a new career as an author, speaker and life coach. Following her near-fatal experience as told in her book, “Like a Moth to a Flame: A Fatal Attraction.” Her mantra is “Fill your bucket before you kick the bucket”. She is actively pursuing her passion to help women overcome fear, find inner peace and fill their bucket by living the life of their dreams. In pursuit of her own dreams Lana and has hiked over 16 fourteeners in Colorado, rafted through the Grand Canyon and travels the US as she checks things off her bucket list.

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