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  • Is the System Failing Survivors?

    Is the System Failing Survivors?

    Looking at the fundamental flaws in courts and law enforcement | Attorney, activist and author of the blog Argue Like a Girl, Giugi Carminati, JD, describes herself as... read more

  • 10 Ways to Validate a Survivor

    10 Ways to Validate a Survivor

    These phrases can reassure survivors that you believe them and support them | Whether it’s your best friend, your sibling, a coworker or a complete stranger who tel... read more

  • When Your Abuser Is Also Your Boss

    When Your Abuser Is Also Your Boss

    Is your employment contingent on how much power and control your abuser gets to have? | There are abusive bosses out there—tyrannical leaders who make your work lif... read more

  • The Good Wife

    The Good Wife

    Forced to marry a stranger at 16, she spent a decade being isolated, humiliated and assaulted. Then, she planned her escape | When I was a kid, my only goal was to ... read more

  • Does Your Child Know How To Call 911?

    Does Your Child Know How To Call 911?

    A five-step plan to turning kids into potential lifesavers | If there was an emergency, do your kids know what to do? Do they know how to use a smartphone? Can they... read more

  • Black Women Are Staying Silent

    Black Women Are Staying Silent

    Why some Black women feel like they can’t disclose domestic violence | When someone decides to threaten, stalk, harass or abuse his or her partner, what might that... read more

  • Who Did You Tell When You Were Ready to Leave?

    Who Did You Tell When You Were Ready to Leave?

    The reason many survivors keep their escape plans a secret | “I secretly planned it with my mom, brother and sister-in-law.” “I told a close friend and my pas... read more

  • 5 Ways to Get Money Matters In Order

    5 Ways to Get Money Matters In Order

    As you prepare to leave your abuser, make sure you know where your money is | When you begin planning to leave your abusive partner, money will likely be a major co... read more

  • When Deciding to Leave Happens in an Instant

    When Deciding to Leave Happens in an Instant

    Sometimes ditching an abuser may appear to be an easy call, but it’s far different behind the scenes | We all know by now that leaving an abuser is often the most d... read more

  • 14 Misconceptions About Domestic Violence

    14 Misconceptions About Domestic Violence

    Intimate partner abuse is incredibly common, but very misunderstood | After a video surfaced of football player Ray Rice punching out his then-fiancée Janay in a... read more

  • Ready to Relocate?

    Ready to Relocate?

    8 questions to ask yourself before making a move | Whether you want to distance yourself from an abuser for safety reasons or you just want a fresh start, relocati... read more

  • Women-Run Auto Repair Shop Sparks Change

    Women-Run Auto Repair Shop Sparks Change

    For every three jobs done for the general public, a survivor gets essential car repairs free of charge | As a woman, there are several places you likely hate visiti... read more

  • Life <em>Un</em>locked

    Life Unlocked

    LifeLock responds to claims that abusers opened fake accounts to stalk their victims | At a recent women’s conference in Phoenix, Ariz., Erin Brockovich was one of the... read more

  • Spotting the Enemy

    Spotting the Enemy

    How the Marine Corps trains soldiers to identify threats overseas can save your life here at home | Patrick Van Horne is used to spotting people with dangerous inte... read more

  • But, I Love Him

    But, I Love Him

    Is love enough to overcome abuse? | It’s true, he hurts me. He’s controlling, and it’s starting to really get me down. I should just leave. But, I love him. ... read more