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Top Legal Questions about Domestic Harassment

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 Meghan Jones (August 24, 2012)  Q. Do I need to retain the services of a lawyer to get a restraining order? When faced with domestic violence or any type of domestic harassment, among first things to do is to file a restraining order. The law in each state can be different in determining what constitutes harassment, but generally any threat that could cause harm, or repeated intrusive acts that induce fear could be .. (Domestic Violence)

Top Legal Questions about Domestic Harassment

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 Meghan Jones (August 17, 2012)  Q. Do I need to retain the services of a lawyer to get a restraining order? When faced with domestic violence or any type of domestic harassment, among first things to do is to file a restraining order. The law in each state can be different in determining what constitutes harassment, but generally any threat that could cause harm, or repeated intrusive acts that induce fear could be .. (Domestic Violence)

Commonly Asked Questions about Emotional Abuse Laws

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 Meghan Jones (August 04, 2012)  Commonly Asked Questions about Emotional Abuse Laws Many people have many questions about emotional abuse. Individuals sometimes consult family lawyers when they are in such situations but in many cases, they don’t even realize they are being abused, and continue to suffer. Not only do they not seek justice, they are often ignorant of their legal rights and action they could take. . (Domestic Violence)

How we identified the emotional swindle

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 Joe Barry (July 03, 2012)  “The true emotion (the authentic one) is ligature to the beliefs of each and also related to the own project of life (what we hoped of we ourself); from that a way is assumed to live, to that we can designate, according to Bern (1981), ~Script of vida’. Where are beliefs, and the consequent emotions with what we thought in relation to which happen to us. ” The swindle .. (Domestic Violence)

How to deal with a relationship argument

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 Cloudy Barlow (December 16, 2011)  How to deal with a relationship argument Every relationship, like fingerprints, is unique. But the one thing pretty much every single relationship as in common is arguments. We all have them. The amount of time a couple stays with eachother for is how well the couple pick themselves up after every argument. Here’s a step by step guide of how to deal with arguments properly, you .. (Domestic Violence)

Emotionally Abusive Relationships - 4 Signs Your Partner is an Abuser

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 Shannon E Cook (December 16, 2008)  Relationships have enough challenges without the element of psychological and emotional abuse. When this kind of abuse is present, life for the victim can be confusing, depressing, and hopeless. Often, the victim of emotional and psychological abuse doesn't even realize the dynamic that is occurring, and blames him or herself. The emotional abuser successfully creates a reality for the .. (Domestic Violence)

Problems With Domestic Violence

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 Joseph Devine (December 16, 2008)  Domestic violence is a very serious issue. It can become incredibly dangerous, and too often it goes unreported. However, there is also a problem with false reports. Unfortunately, this causes a great deal of distress, and makes it difficult to tell when domestic violence is actually occurring. It includes a fairly broad spectrum of crimes. It can be defined as any form of violence .. (Domestic Violence)

Understanding Abusive Relationships - 5 Benefits of Learning to Identify Intimate Partner Abuse

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 Dr. Jeanne King, Ph.D. (December 16, 2008)  If you have read my writing, you may know me as someone who encourages people to recognize intimate partner violence. But, I wonder if you know why I'm so steadfast about this. Learn to Meditate Is Like Learn to Mate I'm reminded of the days when I taught biofeedback and meditation to individuals in my psychotherapy practice. It seemed like no matter who walked through that door, .. (Domestic Violence)

Psychological Abuse - 6 Signs You Are in a Psychologically Abusive Relationship

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 Shannon E Cook (December 15, 2008)  Relationships are work under the best of circumstances. However, some relationships are actually psychologically and emotionally abusive, and in those situations the relationship can feel like an impossible burden. For the abused partner, depression, hopelessness, and low self esteem can result. Here are 6 signs you are in a psychologically or emotionally abusive relationship: 1. Your .. (Domestic Violence)

Emotional Abuse in a Relationship

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 Su Ericksen (November 12, 2008)  Emotional abuse is the first stage of domestic violence. You find yourself in a romantic relationship that begins with our new partner being extremely attentive. He is willing to do anything for you. Things progress quickly, though, perhaps faster than your comfort level. He talking about marriage and kids and your not ready to go there, yet. I will insert a disclaimer here: Not all .. (Domestic Violence)

Abusive Relationship Healing - Biofeedback and Self-regulation For Domestic Abuse Survivors

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 Dr. Jeanne King, Ph.D. (September 21, 2008)  Control is the central theme of intimate partner violence. Both during and after the abusive relationship, domestic abuse survivors seek to sort out the unfinished business and unresolved issues around control. In my work with domestic violence survivors, I have found that when I give them a regimen that assists them in cultivating internal control, they thrive. And they heal. For .. (Domestic Violence)

Healing From Emotional Abuse - Emotional Healing For Domestic Abuse Survivors

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 Dr. Jeanne King, Ph.D. (September 15, 2008)  Often times the emotion domestic abuse victims/survivors feel is so intense it seems like it could consume you. I think this is partly due to the isolation that characterizes the syndrome. There aren't a lot of people to talk to about what's going on and many times there is no one at all. The emotion builds internally until it feels as though it may implode onto itself. Experiential .. (Domestic Violence)

Why You Need to Get Out of an Abusive Relationship

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 Francis K Githinji (September 11, 2008)  There are many people who find themselves in an abusive relationship. Some of these people do not even realize that they are in an abusive relationship. An abusive relationship does not have to be a physical one. Someone does not have to hit you very hard or slap you before you realize that you are in an abusive relationship. As long as your partner makes you feel less of a person or .. (Domestic Violence)

Domestic Violence Politics - Healthcare and Clergy Resistance to Screen For Domestic Abuse

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 Dr. Jeanne King, Ph.D. (September 08, 2008)  We often hear people say that domestic violence is an ugly topic. . . a topic that most people don't wish to talk about, nor hear about. Yet when it's happening to your daughter or your son, or yourself, that's a horse of a different color. More disturbing is the fact that those assigned the “job" to be gatekeepers for domestic violence, also choose not to talk about it. Why? My .. (Domestic Violence)

In an Abusive Relationship - The Problem With Promises After Physical, Emotional and Verbal Abuse

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 Dr. Jeanne King, Ph.D. (September 08, 2008)  We've all heard it happens and if you've ever been in an abusive relationship you know those promises like the back of your hand. They seem so sweet in the first handful of rounds living in an abusive relationship. And all that happens in the relationship immediately after feels just the same. . . real sweet. HONEYmoon sweet. You know there is a “but" coming here. I know you can . (Domestic Violence)

After the Abusive Relationship - Remedies For What Next - Do What You Love

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 Dr. Jeanne King, Ph.D. (August 24, 2008)  Leaving an abusive relationship is more like leaving your life because often one has to walk away from their home and family and friends, simply to get their safety and well-being back. And once on the other side of the abusive relationship, many say “Now what?" Here's What's Next: Do What You Love Find some activity that when you do it, you long to do more of it. This is what .. (Domestic Violence)

Domestic Violence Healing - How Wakeful Rest Can Enhance Health For Domestic Violence Survivors

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 Dr. Jeanne King, Ph.D. (August 23, 2008)  Tell me more about the “wakeful rest, " asks my proofreader. Well certainly, I think to myself. There is nothing I'd rather talk (write) about more. What is the wakeful rest? Ahhh, that is the magic. . . the gold. . . the sweet spot, wherein the mind and body mend. But before I lose myself in this discussion, let's not lose site of your question. How is this relevant to me, as a . (Domestic Violence)

Abusive Relationship and Your Health - 5 Tips to Insure Proper Digestion For Domestic Abuse Survivor

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 Dr. Jeanne King, Ph.D. (August 23, 2008)  We hear that you are “what you eat. " True. And you are also “how you eat, " and “when you eat. " How you eat and when you eat determines how we assimilate what we eat. This, of course, is how nourishing the food we eat will be for us. Mealtime in an abusive home Living in an abusive relationship can influence how you eat. You can come to the dinner table and sit down . (Domestic Violence)

Abuse, Mental, Emotional Or Physical Abuse Should Not Be Tolerated

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 Patricia Hubbard (July 31, 2008)  A part of Divorce Recovery is recognizing what went wrong and facing up to the realities of what part we had in the divorce. PLEASE, no brickbats. This article is only to point out that we need to be aware of what is happening to us when we are being abused and how we can control it. Sometimes controlling it is getting out of it. . . Witnessing the results of abuse on clients of at a .. (Domestic Violence)

Making the Break From an Abuser

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 Patricia Hubbard (July 31, 2008)  Until an abused person has had enough and decides to make a break from their emotional, physical prison, they must have a plan to escape and hide from the abuser. Leaving the home could be the safest move, but if a court date is set up you will have to reappear. Too often spouses are killed or maimed for life after an arrest. So if you plan to remove yourself from this type of .. (Domestic Violence)

Violence in Gay Relationships

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 Joseph Devine (July 31, 2008)  In the minds of many people, the phrase “domestic violence" automatically conjures up an image of a woman being battered by her husband. The truth is that domestic violence exists in many different permutations. For example, abuse is not necessarily physical. Emotional and psychological torment can affect a person just as seriously as being physically struck. Abusive .. (Domestic Violence)

Penalties For Domestic Violence in Wisconsin

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 Joseph Devine (July 31, 2008)  Laws governing domestic violence are mostly on a state level. This means that the definitions of and penalties for this crime can vary greatly depending on the state you are in. Here's a quick overview of Wisconsin's laws in this area: Definition Defining domestic abuse is not as straightforward as you might think. In some states, the abuser must be a spouse or other family member of .. (Domestic Violence)

Dont Just Survive Narcissistic Abuse! Thrive!

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 Kaleah LaRoche (July 31, 2008)  There are countless numbers of victims who have experienced some type of narcissistic abuse who come to my Website each day for support and understanding. There is a pain that runs so deep one can hardly conceive of it unless they, themselves, have gone through such a horror. The Mayo Clinic says Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder in which people have an inflated .. (Domestic Violence)

Am I the Narcissist? A Look at Inverted Narcissism

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 Kaleah LaRoche (July 31, 2008)  In my work with victims of narcissistic abuse I am more often than not asked the same question: “How do I know I'm not the Narcissist?" When I asked my own therapist this question so many years ago she answered “If you were the narcissist you wouldn't be asking that question, because narcissist's won't see that the problem is with them. " They are too busy projecting the .. (Domestic Violence)

The High Functioning Narcissist

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 Kaleah LaRoche (July 31, 2008)  It is easy to spot abuse when it comes in the package of a man who stays out all night, drinks, uses drugs, is obviously having affairs, is irresponsible with money, can't keep a job, and displays both verbal and physical abuse at home. Men with these kinds of characteristics can be labeled or diagnosed as having narcissistic personality disorder because they take no responsibility for .. (Domestic Violence)

Family Violence Lost Mothers, Lied to Children and the Legal Abuse Syndrome

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 Dr. Jeanne King, Ph.D. (July 31, 2008)  "Where is your Mom?" asked a little boy to another. The little boy replied, “I don't know. " From his point of view, she was lost. She was gone. She left him. She abandoned him. . . . And the conclusions go on and on, each one with more and more potential to fracture a young psyche. Eventually, it can. That's what you can expect when you have children with an abuser. Many people .. (Domestic Violence)

Abusive Relationship Healing 5 Tips For Lifting Depression After Your Abusive Relationship

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 Dr. Jeanne King, Ph.D. (July 30, 2008)  It is common knowledge that when one is beaten down, they feel beaten down. So it's no wonder that domestic abuse survivors frequently suffer from depression. We see this in individuals living in an abusive relationship, and in those having left their abuser. What is it that makes it possible for these people to heal their depression? The following actions to avoid, and steps to take, .. (Domestic Violence)

Lenore Walkers Cycle of Violence

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 Joseph Devine (July 29, 2008)  The “Cycle of Violence" theory of domestic violence was first introduced in the 1970's by researcher and feminist Lenore Walker. She based her theory on interviews conducted with women who had survived abusive relationships. The goal of the Cycle of Violence theory was to describe and predict the pattern that violent relationships often fall into. Walker identified three phases .. (Domestic Violence)

Healing Domestic Abuse Trauma Therapeutic Value of Writing For Healing Physical and Emotional Trauma

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 Dr. Jeanne King, Ph.D. (July 28, 2008)  Automatic writing comes with lots of “ho ho". . . or shall I say “woo woo. " But the fact is this exercise affords the most profound psycho-physiological healing on the planet. You may be familiar with the well-known research by James Pennebaker, Ph. D. , et. al.in the 80's revealing the health and healing effects of writing about traumatic experiences. This research showed . (Domestic Violence)

Are You in an Abusive Relationship Hoping For Things to Change?

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 Logan McKnight (July 28, 2008)  Your relationship started out in bliss with exciting dates, interesting conversations and fulfilling sex. You could not imagine being with anyone else. But slowly your partner starts treating you different. You justify the odd behavior by blaming it on external incidents. You wait for the situation to change. You have hope that your partner will revert back to the person you fell in .. (Domestic Violence)

Abusive Relationship 8 Reasons You Havent Left Your Abusive Relationship

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 Dr. Jeanne King, Ph.D. (July 28, 2008)  You know from the core of your being that living in an abusive relationship is not good. . . not healthy. . . outright destructive. But you struggle with leaving. And those that know of your circumstances remain perplexed as to why you just don't go. I understand and so do the millions of others who have walked in your shoes. The following 8 reasons why people remain in abusive .. (Domestic Violence)

The Abusers Tool Box

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 Soni Parker (July 27, 2008)  With high hopes, you primp and preen ready to meet your man. He is charming, shows a real interest in you and your feelings. OK, he doesn't always return calls which has already made you start wondering whether he is as interested as he claims. And there have been times you have found yourself wondering why you are the only one to call, apologise and make an effort. But he has been .. (Domestic Violence)

Daughters Abusive Relationship How to Help Your Daughter Recognize Her Abusive Relationship

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 Dr. Jeanne King, Ph.D. (July 23, 2008)  Often it is the person closest to the abused individual that becomes vocal about the existence of an abusive relationship. This may be mother, father, sister, brother or best friend. What becomes most difficult for these bystanders is helping their loved one acknowledge the abuse as they see it. How do you help your daughter, sister or friend awaken to their abusive relationship? Over .. (Domestic Violence)

Domestic Violence Survival 3 Deadly Mistakes Survivors Make When Leaving an Abusive Relationship

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 Dr. Jeanne King, Ph.D. (July 22, 2008)  I often hear people ask, “How do you leave an abusive relationship?" I have one easy answer to this question: quickly and quietly! More important is what we carry on the way out. Far too often domestic abuse survivors bring into their exile enemies as dangerous as the batterer they left. And then they wonder why they are so fearful, depressed, empty and often times re-victimized .. (Domestic Violence)

Relationships The Deranged Dragon Abuse, Violence and Happily Ever After

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 R L Goodman (July 18, 2008)  Being part Texan, I would joke about this dragon being home, home on deranged - if it wasn't such a serious and potentially violent, and sometimes life-threatening, issue for so many. If your home contains the deranged, that is probably the first problem you need to solve before you can find any path that might possibly be a real Happily Here & Now for you. One of the most .. (Domestic Violence)

After the Abusive Relationship Psychological Healing Insights For Domestic Violence Survivors

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 Dr. Jeanne King, Ph.D. (July 17, 2008)  "Nothing has meaning other than the meaning we give it. " You may have heard this before or some variation of it. The essence of this statement is “what we see is that which we project. " You see we can't see that which didn't at one point reside within. Background Rationale for the Insight Deepak Chopra use to site the following research, which says it so nicely. There was a .. (Domestic Violence)

Healing in Abusive Relationships - 7 Secrets to Successful Survival in an Abusive Relationship

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 Dr. Jeanne King, Ph.D. (July 16, 2008)  Far too often, we hear individuals in abusive relationships seeking to change their partners in order to change their relationship. While it is true that a change in either person will change the overall dynamic of the relationship, changing one's partner is only an option if it is partner self-initiated. Rather than holding onto something that is essentially out of one's .. (Domestic Violence)

Are You in a Violent Relationship?

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 Ellen Besso (July 08, 2008)  This article was prompted by a conversation I had with a woman seeking coaching earlier this week. She feels ready to move ahead in her life. However something serious is holding her back. She feels there's lots of positive happening in her life and also is aware of quite a bit of anguish (as are many of us right now). But in this woman's case, 75% of her anguish was coming from her .. (Domestic Violence)

Abuse is Not Always Physical

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 William Irvin (July 06, 2008)  Domestic violence is a very serious issue. However, many people do not realize that abuse is occurring when there is no actual physical violence involved. Emotional abuse is every bit as damaging to the victim, and in some cases, even more so. The effects of emotional abuse can be far-ranging and not apparent for years to come. The most obvious potential side-effect of emotional abuse .. (Domestic Violence)

Domestic Violence Healing at Its Best Bio behavioral Medicine For Healing From Domestic Abuse

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 Dr. Jeanne King, Ph.D. (July 03, 2008)  For over 25 years, I've taught biofeedback, meditation and stress reduction to individuals with chronic medical conditions and debilitating psychological disorders. It was extremely rewarding to be a party to the magic of the human body's self-repair process. The satisfaction surpassed only by the delight I drew from engaging the intellect of my patients to help them embrace the .. (Domestic Violence)

Domestic Violence and Self Esteem Conditioned Disassociation in Abusive Relationships

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 Dr. Jeanne King, Ph.D. (July 02, 2008)  Abused intimate partners do come in all shapes and sizes, and most definitely there are some themes characterizing them. Some people will tell you low self-esteem is one of these characteristics. But what came first: the chicken or the egg? I would venture to say it could go either way. I see an inordinate number of highly functioning, high-end professionals, well educated and with a .. (Domestic Violence)

Beware of the Big Bad Wolf

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 Lex Walczynski (July 01, 2008)  You think you would recognize him don't you? You think you can spot a phony from a mile away? Think again . . . You meet in a chat room. You may not notice him right away but he has had his eye on you for sometime now. He's manipulative. He sits in wait just watching and listening. When he's ready for you to see him, he'll make his move. You are his unsuspecting prey. He will stop at .. (Domestic Violence)

Abusive Relationship, to Stay Or to Go How Do You Know When to Leave an Abusive Relationship?

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 Dr. Jeanne King, Ph.D. (June 30, 2008)  "I want to leave but I'm on the fence. My heart says one thing and my head says another. How do I make the decision to go?" I hear this over and over and over, again and again. My answer to this inquiry is: the decision makes itself. I liken it to the way a tie-dye t-shirt turns YELLOW. Each time you dip it into the yellow dye it takes on some of the color and then when you put it in .. (Domestic Violence)

Abusive Relationship Subtle Communication Patterns of Abusive Relationships

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 Dr. Jeanne King, Ph.D. (June 27, 2008)  People ask me what kind of domestic abuse assessment screen helps someone who is abused to see the light. In providing assessments for thousands of people, I'm convinced that a tool which reveals the subtle communication patterns of abusive relationships helps someone being abused to awaken to their circumstances. Further, identifying these subtle-and often unconscious-interaction .. (Domestic Violence)

Abused Men Abusive Partner and the Gender Factor

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 Dr. Jeanne King, Ph.D. (June 27, 2008)  Common thinking is that domestic violence is a “women's issue. " While it is true there are more reported abuse cases involving women, it is a fact that men are abused by their domestic partners as well. My belief is that there is indeed a gender factor when we think of abuse in the “general sense. " By general I mean all forms and manifestations of abuse: reckless conduct, . (Domestic Violence)

Warning Signs of Your Abusive Boyfriend - Are You a Victim?

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 Navneet Brar (June 27, 2008)  "Gosh. . . !! Look at him, how charming and considerate he is! He is the only one that I have ever desired. " This is what we usually think when we come across someone who is charismatic and thoughtful. And we end up falling head over heels in love with him knowing very little of the demon that he has inside him. We would overlook his jealousy and possessiveness thinking to be his way .. (Domestic Violence)

Verbal Abuse is Still Abuse

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 Jennifer Bryan (June 26, 2008)  If you have never been involved in an abusive relationship it is difficult to understand why someone would continue to place themselves in harms way. The final straw for me came one night as I lay in bed next to my now ex husband. For some reason he got angry, so angry to the point he turned to me and said “I should just blow your (expletive) brains out and leave our kids .. (Domestic Violence)

Spousal Abuse Or Substance Abuse How Do You Know?

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 Dr. Jeanne King, Ph.D. (June 24, 2008)  People often say my partner is abusive when he/she drinks. And from here, they deduce that they are dealing with partner or spousal abuse. However, that may or may not necessarily be so. How do you distinguish between abuse associated with alcohol and/or drug abuse from abuse associated with “intimate partner violence" (also known as partner / spousal abuse, domestic abuse, .. (Domestic Violence)

Domestic Violence Against Women A Nationwide Epidemic

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 Jacqueline A Paulson (June 24, 2008)  Domestic violence is an epidemic in the United States. Domestic violence victims and domestic violence perpetrators can be anyone. In domestic violence not only does it involve two people it involves the entire family. The people involved can be of any gender. Unlike our stereotypes, domestic violence happens to the wealthy, educated, and even soccer moms. “Violence is inflicted .. (Domestic Violence)

Getting Out of Abusive Relationships

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 Kaleah LaRoche (June 20, 2008)  I've been in several long-term relationships in my 40 something years, and I was always the one who made the decision to leave. It wasn't always abuse that caused me to leave but normally it had to do with my asking the question “Why am I here?" Relationships, to me, should be something that enhances our lives and adds to it, much as icing adds to a cake. We shouldn't expect a .. (Domestic Violence)




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