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Identifying Abuse

  • The Lingo of Domestic Violence

    Speaking out about abuse means learning its language | Words can be powerful, which is why part of understanding domestic violence is knowing the terms that go alon... read more

  • Beyond a Bruise

    Would you recognize abuse even if it didn’t leave a mark? | When people think of domestic violence, they often picture women with black eyes, bruises on their arms,... read more

  • Domestic Violence Doesn't Take a Holiday

    Survivors can face an increased risk during the holiday season | This year, as you hang the twinkling lights and decorate your mantel with sprigs of holly, remember... read more

  • Before the First Date: Is There a Violent Past?

    It’s OK to snoop if it means staying safe | Thanks to the Internet, you don’t have to be a private investigator to do a little sleuthing before a first date. Who ha... read more

  • Can He Rape Me if We're Married?

    Marital rape is a very real—and very illegal—offense | Make no mistake about it—marital rape is a serious form of violence and an often-present component of domestic ... read more

  • Will An Abuser Kill You?

    Signs that mean violence could turn deadly | No matter if a survivor has endured an abusive partner for two dates or two decades, abusers have the possibility of... read more

  • What Makes People Choose to Abuse?

    There’s no simple way to predict who will become a batterer | Let's look at an alarming dichotomy for a second: Abusive partners inflict violence on an astounding 1.3 ... read more

  • Abusive Red Flags Everyone Should Know

    The signs that your partner could turn violent | One in three women will experience domestic violence at some point in their lifetime. According to the Violence ... read more

  • This Is What Abuse Looks Like

    Spotting the signs, red flags and warning signals of abuse could save your life | Sometimes the hardest part about getting help when you’re with an abuser is recogn... read more

  • A Deadly Cycle

    The four stages of abuse can happen over and over— until you stop them | There's a certain script domestic violence follows and survivors know it well. Most advocates ... read more

  • Profile of an Abuser

    Is it possible to spot an abusive partner before you get involved? | No one ever plans to venture out into the dating world and choose an abusive partner. No one go... read more