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Identifying Abuse

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    Is the 'Cycle of Violence' Outdated?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

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    He's Forcing Me to Get Pregnant

    Reproductive coercion is domestic violence, and it’s not OK | Abusers use many sinister forms of violence to control their victim. For some, their abusive partners ... read more

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    New App Detects Dangerous Relationships

    Not sure if it’s abuse? Check the app | The idea might seem a bit absurd—someone can actually be in an abusive relationship and not even recognize it? Unfortu... read more

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    Can Abusers Change?

    Once an abuser, always an abuser? Signs that recovery is possible | It’s a hotly debated topic with no easy answer. Can people change? Sure, we all change as we matur... read more

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    Are You a Good Partner?

    Recognizing the warning signs of an abuser in yourself | You may not even notice the little things you’re doing that are adding up. Do you ever criticize your partn... read more

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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-pres... 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

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    Abusive Red Flags Everyone Should Know

    The signs that your partner could turn violent | One in three women will experience domestic violence at some point in their lifetime. According to the Violence P... read more

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    This Is What Abuse Looks Like

    Spotting the signs, red flags and warning signals of abuse could save your life | Sometimes the hardest part about getting help when you’re with an abuser is recogn... read more

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    A Deadly Cycle

    The four stages of abuse can happen over and over— until you stop them | There's a certain script domestic violence follows and survivors know ... read more

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    Profile of an Abuser

    Is it possible to spot an abusive partner before you get involved? | No one ever plans to venture out into the dating world and choose an abusive partner.... read more