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    Healing and Finding Joy After Domestic Abuse

    Many think overcoming abuse equals leaving the abuser. But leaving does not heal the anguish and pain automatically. Sure, removing yourself from an abusive situation is an important step; however, it’s only the beginning. There are no set rules to re-finding the joys of life. …

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    How To Help Someone Going Through Domestic Abuse (From A Survivor)

    My iPhone vibrates. “Just got your call! Emergency or mistake?” I’ve never been more grateful to receive a text. It’s 3 a.m., I’m shaking in the cold, and he’s leaving menacing voicemails. Twenty minutes ago, I was dragged out of bed. He’d come in the …

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    Orlando Shooter’s Domestic Abuse History a Warning Sign?

    It’s time to start connecting the dots. Long before 29-year-old Omar Mateen opened fire in a popular gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, and committed the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, he perpetrated a different type of terror — one he kept hidden inside …

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    Signs of an Unhealthy Relationship

    These clues are certainly not definite signs of an abusive relationship, only that there is the potential to become one.  Much of the information that we have comes from already identified abusive relationships.  We know that these relationships have all displayed some of these characteristics.  …

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    England Expands The Meaning Of Domestic Abuse

    A groundbreaking law on domestic abuse takes effect today in England and Wales. It expands the meaning of domestic violence to include psychological and emotional torment. So it is now a crime there to control your spouse, say, through social media or online stalking. Experts …

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    Financial Abuse as a Means of Control and Dominance in Domestic Violence

    By Christian Vann, Communications Fellow What is Financial Abuse? Financial abuse is a common tactic used by abusers to gain power and control in a relationship. The forms of financial abuse may be subtle or overt but in general, include tactics to limit the partner’s …

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    Powerful Photos Reveal The ‘Unseen Scars’ Emotional Abuse Leaves Behind

    October is Domestic Violence Prevention Month “Just because you aren’t being hit — doesn’t mean you’re not being abused.” That’s the message behind Sarah Hosseini‘s new photo essay titled “Unseen Scars.” As a survivor of domestic abuse, Hosseini created the series to reveal the emotional trauma …

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    Ending Domestic Abuse

    by Bill Johnson II, Psychologist, author “Intimate Partner Violence: A Culturally Competent Model for Treatment and Training Some statistics: Every day three women are killed by a current or ex-romantic partner in the United States. Nearly five million women “experience physical violence by an intimate partner …

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    Why some people stay with their partners even after abuse

    by Herb Scribner Twenty four (24) percent of women and fourteen (14) percent of men over the age of 18 have experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime, according to The National Domestic Violence Hotline. There are a lot of reasons …

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    Woman hopes story of abuse will help others escape domestic violence

    Ruth Stewart was barely old enough to drive in 1966 when Jerry Allen — a dapper, smiling, well-dressed teenager — asked her to marry him in the hallway of the chapel at her sister’s wedding in Georgia. He was flashy and charming. They were both …

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