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The Cycle of Abusive Relationships

Joseph Rauch | Posted 07.22.2012 | College
Joseph Rauch

Being abused as a child is unfortunate but does not doom one to add chapters onto the history of abuse if the pattern and logic of abusive behavior can be recognized and presented to the abuser and/or victim.

Going to Therapy with my Mother

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 07.16.2012 | Women
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

"Don't let your life be all about men the way mine has been," my mom said on the long distance line as I sobbed about my latest tortured love affair circa 1991.

Teacher Placed On Leave After Father Wired Son To Record Abuse

AP | Posted 04.30.2012 | Education

CHERRY HILL, N.J. -- A southern New Jersey teacher who oversees a classroom where a father says his autistic son was verbally abused by adults has bee...

Tackling Shame: 'Shame's Primary Power Is to Make Us Afraid of Being Vulnerable.' Part I

George Molho | Posted 06.24.2012 | Healthy Living
George Molho

The beauty of vulnerability is in its expression. Its power resides in embracing it. By being unafraid to be vulnerable you will shrink shame, make a feast of fear and starve insecurities.

Remembering Who You Really Are

Linda Durnell | Posted 06.24.2012 | Home
Linda Durnell

We can choose to change our thoughts, words, actions and feelings to create the changes that will transform our lives.

Is Criminalization of HIV Transmission Effective? Swedish Case Reveals Why the Answer Is No

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 06.24.2012 | World
Marianne Mollmann

The highly publicized use of the criminal law in Sweden to punish those living with HIV for being timid about their health status does not make it easier for anyone to disclose.

Father Sends Son To School With A Wire, Records Verbal Abuse From Teachers

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 04.26.2012 | Education

When Stuart Chaifetz sent his 10-year-old son to New Jersey's Horace Mann Elementary School wearing a hidden audio recorder, he couldn't have predicte...

Man Put Little Girl In Dryer, Burned Boy's Feet As Punishment: Cops

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 04.17.2012 | Crime

A Wisconsin man was charged with six felonies last week after he allegedly put a 4-year-old girl in the dryer several times for wetting the bed and pi...

Am I Holding Back The Women's Movement?

Amy Shiner | Posted 06.16.2012 | Women
Amy Shiner

If I understand my feminist friends correctly, choice is the primary right that the women's movement worked so hard to gain.

Father Chained Son's Neck To Pole For Skipping School, Police Say

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.30.2012 | Crime

Sok Thoeun, a 40-year-old man from Batt-ambang, Cambodia, is being pursued by authorities after reportedly beating and chaining his 13-year-old son, S...

Will My Husband Change His Ways?

Agi Smith | Posted 06.26.2012 | Divorce
Agi Smith

I consider myself a very smart woman in life, just apparently dumb in love. I have a great job, a degree from a good school and two wonderful children. Yet I can't seem to get my marriage right.

'Predator' Teacher Sentenced For Raping Student 300 Times

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 03.29.2012 | Crime

Former Massachusetts teacher Christine McCallum was sentenced to 29 months in prison and 10 years probation for raping and drugging a 13-year-old stud...

Spousal Abuse: The Military's Silent Epidemic

Kim Rabb | Posted 05.26.2012 | Impact
Kim Rabb

Domestic abuse in the military is the best kept secret and is a silent tragedy. Due to frequent moves, the majority of military families live on one income. Their only source of financial security for the family is the active duty soldier.

Not Just a Fluke, Rush's Remarks Sting

Marjorie Gilberg | Posted 05.05.2012 | Media
Marjorie Gilberg

I am proud that Break the Cycle had the opportunity to work with Sandra. As often seems to be the case, we have learned much more from Ms. Fluke than we could ever teach her.

Military Trial Date Set For Soldier's Suicide After Hazing

AP | By PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 02.29.2012 | Crime

WASHINGTON -- The military has set a date for the first trial in the death of a young private who investigators say shot himself after weeks of hazing...

STUDY: Adults With Disabilities More Likely To Be Abused Than Non-Disabled Adults

Posted 02.29.2012 | Impact

Adults with disabilities are at a higher risk of getting physically and sexually abused than than non-disabled adults, a new study published by the La...

Whitney Houston, One Amazing Crack Ho: An Open Letter to John and Ken

Erin Harper | Posted 04.23.2012 | Black Voices
Erin Harper

Until now, I have not written about Whitney Houston, largely because so many others have. However, when I learned that Los Angeles radio hosts, John and Ken of KFI AM 640 had referred to Ms. Houston as a "crack ho", I could not remain silent.

Is Divorce Only For The Rich?

Judith Acosta | Posted 04.22.2012 | Divorce
Judith Acosta

With less expendable income, there are less expendable marriages. Our new economic realities may be forcing yet another belt tightening -- or heart tightening -- process: People can no longer afford to get divorced.

"I Hope My Suffering Was Not In Vain"

Esther Joseph | Posted 04.18.2012 | Books
Esther Joseph

Just laying there, all I wanted was for the pain to stop. I was convinced dying was my only way out. My hope is that, by offering a voice and a face to the cause of ending abuse, my own suffering was not in vain.

"We Did Nothing Wrong" -- Retired Cardinal Takes Back Apology For Abuse

AP | By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 02.07.2012 | Religion

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Retired New York Cardinal Edward Egan is facing criticism from representatives of clergy sexual abuse victims for a recent intervi...

Childhood Abuse Led To Adult Hoarding For Carrie

Posted 01.24.2012 | TV

There are many reasons people hoard, but in Carrie's caase on "Hoarders" (Mon., 9 p.m. EST on A&E), her illness stemmed from a sense of worthlessness ...

Joe Paterno Remembered for Being "Human"

Danny Groner | Posted 03.24.2012 | Sports
Danny Groner

Amid the outpouring of emotion that's followed has been this message that Paterno was not a god and just a human being who made some mistakes. The tributes have largely focused on the good that Paterno did in his life.

Is Our Military Addicted to 'War Porn'?

Matthis Chiroux | Posted 03.16.2012 | Politics
Matthis Chiroux

Our military is addicted to war porn, and this fact may ultimately usurp any legacy of honor or glory the military may cling to. No longer can the world be duped by the government-controlled facade of the U.S. soldier as a liberating force for good.

Sandusky Case Triggers Surge In Calls Alleging Sexual Abuse

Reuters | Ian Simpson | Posted 02.21.2012 | Crime

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Child molestation charges against a former Penn State football coach have sparked an unprecedented awareness ...

Nevada Abused By Siblings On 'America's Supernanny'

Posted 02.19.2012 | TV

Deborah Tillman has seen a lot of things over the years, but nothing could prepare her for the sibling cruelty she witnessed this week on "America's S...