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The Truth About Domestic Violence and Abusive Relationships

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Over three million incidents of domestic violence are reported each year, and that includes men as well as women. One-fourth of U.S. women and one-third of women worldwide will experience violence in her lifetime. What isn’t talked about, but is … Continue reading

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Signs of Verbal Abuse – Understanding the Dynamics of Verbal Abuse in Abusive Relationships

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Verbal abuse is toxic.  The following is Kate Carlson, OTR/L interviewing domestic abuse consulting expert Dr. Jeanne King, Ph.D. in an effort to help people recognize and understand verbal abuse in unhealthy relationships. 1) K.C.: In your words, please define verbal … Continue reading

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Emotional Abuse – How the Abuser Gains Control in an Abusive Relationship

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Have you ever witnessed an abusive relationship and wondered how the abuser gains so much control over the victim? The control and abuse sneak up on the victim. They aren’t apparent, they appear slowly, in ways that don’t allow a … Continue reading

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Fear of Intimacy and Other Long-Term Effects of Abuse

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No matter how long ago you were abused, abuse has a way of controlling your life. It does a lot of damage, even if you don’t think it was that big of a deal. All abuse (physical, emotional, spiritual and … Continue reading

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Abusive Relationship – Subtle Communication Patterns of Abusive Relationships

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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 … Continue reading

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Domestic Abuse Signs – When Physical Abuse Opens Your Eyes to Mental, Psychological and Sexual Abuse

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Many people living in abusive relationships say they were glad when their partner first hit them. Now, I don’t mean glad in the “happy” sense. I mean “glad” in the “thank God for helping me see” sense. Physical Abuse Shakes … Continue reading

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