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    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

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    Who Pays for Damages?

    Here’s what to do when you want to keep your housing, but your abuser left behind damages | Your abusive partner is gone—and you’re ready to get on with your life. ... read more

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    'I Went Back'

    Why some survivors return and what happens next | In an anonymous survey on DomesticShelters.org, more than 40 percent of the 366 responders said they chose to retu... read more

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    An Investment in Independence

    The Women’s Independence Scholarship Program helps survivors find success through education | Money can’t buy happiness. But when generous financial assistance come... read more

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    6 Tips for Facing Your Abuser in Court

    Creating a safety plan for this instance may help alleviate fear | Leaving an abusive partner is often not the last time a survivor is going to see him. When there ... read more

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    Living Through Extreme Stalking

    A survivor of a relentless stalker shares four things she did, and continues to do, while being stalked by her ex | At one point during Mike Bonert’s stalking of Vi... read more

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    Will My Partner Be Violent After I Leave?

    How to predict violence after leaving an abuser | We know that leaving is the most dangerous time for a domestic violence survivor. Abusers often lash out in an att... read more

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    The SAFE Child Act

    What this proposed legislation means to protective parents fighting for custody | For all those frustrated parents currently battling their abusive exes in court fo... read more

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    Finding Your Financial Footing After Abuse

    When the abuser controls your money, it can feel impossible to start over | Do you think romance or red flag when a potential mate tells you, “You don’t need to get... read more

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    Free Tax Prep for Survivors

    Resources available to help survivors get money matters in order by April | After leaving a partner, abusive or not, you may find yourself facing financial hurdles ... read more

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    Tapping Out of Trauma

    How thought field therapy can reduce fear and anxiety in survivors | Being a survivor of domestic violence is an emotional business. Whether you’re still being abus... read more

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    Modifying Memories

    A therapy called EMDR can help reprogram how you remember trauma | It sounds like something out of a futuristic sci-fi movie, but reprogramming your brain to proces... read more

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    Stay Safe: Know When Your Abuser Gets Out

    Sign up for victim notifications so you can be prepared for when your abuser is let out of prison | Like many other survivors of domestic violence,  ... read more

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    Online Virtual Therapy

    We try out two Internet therapy sites to see if they really do have healing powers | Talking through trauma with a therapist is something survivors of domestic viol... read more

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    Finding Financial Independence After Abuse

    Free courses teach financial literacy | When an abuser controls a couple’s money, survivors often feel trapped indefinitely. Making their victims financially depend... read more