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Identifying Abuse

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    The New Cyberstalking

    Technology means abusers have more ways to stalk than ever before | Google “cyberstalking” and you’ll find plenty of tips on how to protect yourself from creepy str... read more

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    Normal Jealousy or the Start of Abuse?

    How to tell the difference in your relationship | Most, if not all of us, have felt jealousy at some point in our lives. Many of us may also be familiar with the ne... read more

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    Will It Happen Again?

    Do past behaviors predict future abuse? | Batterers are often considered individuals who terrorize, intimidate, control and abuse their partners. And, they typicall... read more

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    How to Recognize Emotional Abuse

    19 questions that help identify this type of domestic violence  | It’s a common and damaging myth—without bruises, cuts, broken bones, bandages or a black ... read more

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    What is Gaslighting?

    This type of psychological abuse leaves survivors questioning every memory they have | You’re overreacting. It wasn’t that bad. You’re just being emotional. Th... read more

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    Recovering from Life with a Psychopath

    Q&A with Jackson MacKenzie, author of Psychopath Free | Twenty-six-year-old Jackson MacKenzie, one of the founders of PsychopathFree.com, originally self... read more

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    My Experience With Coercive Control

    Author Lisa Aronson Fontes talks about the abuse she endured and why anyone can become a victim | In the last part of our Q&A with Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD, aut... read more

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    More About Coercive Control

    Why women are most likely to be victims of this type of abuse and why they stay | In our continuing Q&A with Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD, author of Invis... read more

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    What is Coercive Control?

    A Q&A with author, activist and professor Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD | The book, Invisible Chains: Overcoming Coercive Control in Your Intimate Relationship, is wr... read more

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    Abuse That's Hard to Recognize: Coercive Control

    Intimate partner abuse that is often disguised as love | Isolation. Threats. Humiliation. Sometimes even physical abuse. These are the weapons of coercive control, a ... read more

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    5 Signs of Elder Abuse

    How to spot it, and what to do about it | When thinking about domestic violence, the image of a young family often comes to mind. But, the truth is, abuse can happen ... read more

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    3 Myths About Survivors of Domestic Violence

    It’s time to stop telling yourself these things | Myth: You deserve the abuse—you did something to provoke your partner. For Real: No one deserves to be... read more

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    Are You the Victim of Financial Abuse?

    Ask yourself these questions | When people think of abuse, what comes to mind is usually physical abuse, followed by sexual, emotional or psychological abuse. Finan... read more

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    How to Speak Out on Domestic Violence

    Training teaches you how to recognize, respond and intervene | In 2013, the Avon Foundation for Women asked organizations to propose what they would do with a $125,00... read more

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    Is the 'Cycle of Violence' Outdated?

    Advocates say look to the Power and Control Wheel to understand domestic violence | Since the Cycle of Violence was introduced in 1979, it’s helped serve as a roadm... read more