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    Do Survivors Lie?

    False allegations of domestic violence are rampant ... or are they? | Google “false allegations of domestic violence” and a litany of defense attorneys and men’s ri... read more

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    Breaking Your Lease Without Breaking the Bank

    Options for survivors to terminate their lease and move on | When home, sweet home has become more like home, terrifying home, how do you get out? If you’re renti... 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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    Apps Help Survivors' Messages Stay Secret

    The potential and pitfalls of new messaging technology | Texting is a great way to communicate, especially since it can be more private than a phone call and quicke... 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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    Training to Spot Abuse

    New Illinois law makes domestic violence awareness part of beauty professionals’ education | A new law that went into effect Jan. 1 requires licensed beauty profess... read more

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    The Mind-Trip That Is Emotional Abuse

    How to recognize the signs of an abuse that leaves no bruises | People often think that domestic violence means physical hostility—fistfights, shoving matches... read more

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    Safety Planning With Your Kids

    When putting a plan in place to leave an abuser, don’t leave the kids out of the loop | If you are getting ready to leave an abuser, you’ll need to plan for the saf... read more

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    Leaving Without Dying

    One security expert says abusers are more dangerous than any other type of attacker, especially when a survivor leaves | As a threat advisor by profession, Spencer ... read more

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    Customizing Your Safety Plan

    One size does not fit all when it comes to safety planning | Creating a safety plan is a vital step when one is considering leaving an abusive partner. In doing so, th... read more

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    When Survivors Are Forced to Use

    Another way abusers assert power and control | As a way to numb the pain of abuse, survivors of domestic violence sometimes turn to drugs or alcohol as a coping mec... read more

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    The Biggest Barrier to Leaving

    Readers say it's abusers' threats, excuses and a fear of retaliation | It may seem to defy the logic of those who have never experienced abuse from... read more

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    When Your Support System Isn't Clear

    Some survivors aren’t able to turn to family and friends. Luckily, they can find help in other places | For some domestic violence survivors, those closest to them&... read more

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    8 Ways Controlling Men Make Mothering Even Harder

    Children suffer fear, uncertainty and trauma | Being a mother is the most challenging job in the world, even with the help of a loving partner or other family membe... read more

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    Will My Abuser Retaliate?

    Whether or not you should expect violence to escalate after seeking a protection order | Domestic violence survivors seek personal protection orders (PPOs) to help ... read more