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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

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    Not Above the Law

    What a police department’s domestic violence policy can tell you | Abusers understand power and control. And when the abuser is a police officer, those power and co... read more