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Identifying Abuse

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    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 alo... read more

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    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

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    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

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    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-pr... read more

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    Will He 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 escal... read more