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  • Profiling an Abuser: 6 Signs You Should Pay Attention To

    Profiling an Abuser: 6 Signs You Should Pay Attention To

    Don't just look to the past—an abuser's current behavior may do more to indicate danger ahead | Many how-to-spot-an-abuser advice pieces, including the one ... read more

  • Dating Despite Rape Culture

    Dating Despite Rape Culture

    In a society where women are supposed to protect themselves against assault, it can make dating tricky | Single women: How many times has this happened to you? You ... 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

  • Technology and Teen Dating Violence Are Unfortunately Linked

    Technology and Teen Dating Violence Are Unfortunately Linked

    Dating abuse is easier than ever thanks to cell phones and social media | On March 14 of this year, a young girl’s prank had unimaginable consequences. Tysen Benz, ... 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

  • Withholding Intimacy Can Be Abusive, Too

    Withholding Intimacy Can Be Abusive, Too

    Another type of sexual abuse includes using sex to taunt, control a victim | Michele Weston describes herself as “a smart girl with a college degree” who, for a whi... read more

  • How New Partners Can Help Survivors in their Healing Journey

    How New Partners Can Help Survivors in their Healing Journey

    What to do, and not to do, as a new partner of someone who survived domestic violence  | People who have lived through the trauma of an abusive partner can have a h... read more

  • Can I Kiss You?

    Can I Kiss You?

    One author says consent should be given for every single intimate moment | It seems women, especially young women, are constantly inundated with “tips” on how to... read more

  • 3 Ways to Listen to Your Gut

    3 Ways to Listen to Your Gut

    Your intuition is trying to warn you of danger ... are you ignoring it? | It’s likely we’ve all met that person at some point in our lives that makes us take a paus... read more

  • Its Okay to Argue

    Its Okay to Argue

    You’re in a healthy relationship now. So what does a healthy argument look like? | In their relationships with abusers, most domestic violence survivors focused on ... read more

  • Overcoming Anger

    Overcoming Anger

    How to keep anger from interfering with new relationships | After enduring any type of abuse, it’s natural to be angry. Maybe you’re angry with your abuser. The legal ... read more

  • You Can Stop Apologizing Now

    You Can Stop Apologizing Now

    What it means when you can't stop saying ‘I’m sorry’ after escaping abuse | Heartfelt apologies can go a long way. “I’m sorry what I said hurt your feelings.” ... read more

  • Express Yourself

    Express Yourself

    Learning to find your voice again after escaping an abusive relationship can take work | Leaving an abusive partner is hard work. And when you do manage to escape, ... read more

  • Starting a New Relationship After Abuse

    Starting a New Relationship After Abuse

    Four steps to consider before dating again | It is not uncommon for domestic violence survivors to feel hesitant, skeptical or cautious about establishing new intim... read more

  • Where Are Your Boundaries?

    Where Are Your Boundaries?

    How to both determine and voice your personal boundaries in relationships | When was the last time you thought about your personal boundaries? They are the non-negoti... read more