Archives for Domestic Violence

Abuse

Marital Rape

As an advice columnist, I receive too many letters like these (names have been changed): Anna is a woman in her 40s. She has been in a conflicted marriage...
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Abuse

Are You in Denial?

We’re all in denial. We’d barely get through the day if we worried that we or people we love could die today. Life is unpredictable, and denial helps us...
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General

Safe with Me

Amy Hatvany’s latest ‘can’t put down’ read and thought-provoking novel, Safe With Me, explores various themes – the role of technology in adolescents’ lives, grief management and dishonesty –...
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General

Book Review: Full Circle

Anyone who has seen a homeless person, who has wondered why welfare exists, who has struggled to understand why another person is acting the way they do should read...
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Caregivers

Daddies Do Make A Difference

“Congratulations on your wife’s pregnancy,” I said to an acquaintance I ran into in the parking lot at the grocery store. “Oh, we’re getting a divorce. The baby is...
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My Adversity, My Son

I watched “Hawthorne” on TNT tonight. One of the story lines was about a woman who came into the ER with a broken arm and during the examination she...
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Why Do Abused Victims Stay?

It can be difficult for many people to understand why a person would stay in an abusive relationship. But there are many reasons. Strong emotional and psychological forces keep...
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