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    How to End Your Victim Mindset

    An important step to healing your psyche after escaping domestic violence | The physical wounds of domestic violence often heal well before the emotional ones are e... read more

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    The Survivor's Playlist

    With your help, we compiled a list of songs that empower and inspire | Music can be like an empathetic friend, voicing the thoughts and feelings we have cooped up i... read more

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    5 Meditations to Try

    This power practice has the potential to calm and center survivors and victim advocates | Have you ever been told to just breathe when you’re feeling an... read more

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    Running for Her Life

    One survivor tells how running helped her heal after almost losing her life to domestic violence | Liane Daniels took up running in high school, but life got in the... read more

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    An Investment in Independence

    The Women’s Independence Scholarship Program helps survivors find success through education | Money can’t buy happiness. But when generous financial assistance come... read more

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    Tapping Out of Trauma

    How thought field therapy can reduce fear and anxiety in survivors | Being a survivor of domestic violence is an emotional business. Whether you’re still being abus... read more

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    Exclusive Webinar, Chat by Domestic Violence Expert Lundy Bancroft

    Bancroft wants to share new information with survivors and professionals on the reasons why abusers do what they do | For the first time ever, acclaimed speaker, co... read more

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    Volunteering to Heal

    Could helping others help you? | Pictured above: Audrey Mabrey, right, with a fellow survivor. Audrey Mabrey’s husband wasn’t abusive during their marriage. ... read more

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    Stop a Flashback in Its Tracks

    Grounding techniques can bring you back to the present | It can happen in an instant. A scene on television, a couple fighting or a whiff of cologne is all it takes to... read more

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    Online Virtual Therapy

    We try out two Internet therapy sites to see if they really do have healing powers | Talking through trauma with a therapist is something survivors of domestic viol... read more

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    You Can Stop Apologizing Now

    What it means when you can't stop saying ‘I’m sorry’ after escaping abuse | Heartfelt apologies can go a long way. “I’m sorry what I said hurt your feelings.” ... read more

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    Break the Silence

    A survivor’s retreat in San Diego helps women begin their healing journey | “But no one believes me.” “I can’t make the nightmares stop.” “Will I ever b... read more

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    When the Work Is Too Much

    5 ways to avoid burnout when you advocate for domestic violence survivors | Jessica Teperow, director of prevention programs for the Massachusetts-based organization R... read more

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    Building Resilience After Trauma: Lessons from Chile

    Inspiration for those feeling burdened by the life's mishaps | Picture that you live in a little coastal village in Chile. Maybe you fish or sell homemade empan... read more

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    10 Ways You Can Help Prevent Domestic Violence Where You Live

    Want to do something to help, but not sure what? Start here. | More than one-third of women and one in 12 men have experienced intimate partner violence in their li... read more