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  • 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

  • Calling a Hotline When There Are Barriers In Your Way

    Calling a Hotline When There Are Barriers In Your Way

    In Part-3 of our series, we talk about how to reach out to a domestic violence hotline when circumstances make you feel like you can't. | Picking up the phone to... read more

  • Domestic Violence in the Transgender Community

    Domestic Violence in the Transgender Community

    Rates of intimate partner violence are high and barriers stand in the way of getting help | Domestic violence affects people with any gender identity, and transgender... read more

  • Calling a Hotline: Part II

    Calling a Hotline: Part II

    Local hotlines mostly field calls from survivors needing immediate, emergency shelter | In Part I of our “Calling a Hotline” series, we talked to the National Domes... read more

  • Fleeing the Reservation with Children

    Fleeing the Reservation with Children

    The unique challenges Native American survivor mothers face | Leaving an abusive partner is difficult enough for anyone. You need to consider where you’ll live, how... read more

  • App Review: For Coeds and Cadets

    App Review: For Coeds and Cadets

    The pros and cons of two new apps aimed to help keep you safe | It’s women between the ages of 20 and 24 who are most likely to be abused by an intimate partner. An... read more

  • Survivors Wanted to Test New App

    Survivors Wanted to Test New App

    Danger assessment app will focus on immigrants and Native Americans | Researchers at John Hopkins University are looking for survivors to give their new danger asse... read more