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Intimate Partner Abuse

How to Talk to a Friend About Her Not-Awesome Relationship

Akirah Robinson | Posted 04.08.2014 | Women
Akirah Robinson

It's not easy to tell a friend that her relationship concerns you, but don't let that stop you from being the caring friend that you are. Instead, consider these five suggestions.

How To Move On After Divorcing A Narcissist

Tracy Schorn | Posted 03.30.2014 | Divorce
Tracy Schorn

Breaking up is hard to do. But it's especially hard after you've divorced someone with a personality or character disorder.

Now Is the Time for Attention to Intimate Partner Violence in LGBTQ Communities of Color

Irene Monroe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

Every Monday morning, "Alex" and I met for breakfast at our favorite dive in Harvard Square. I would notice bruises and cuts on his face, arms, and legs, but I assumed that the black-and-blue marks were par for the course for a guy who played scrimmage football on the weekends.

'It's (Just) the Way That I Love You': Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse in Same-Sex Relationships (Part 5)

Wyatt O'Brian Evans | Posted 11.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Wyatt O'Brian Evans

It's time to focus on the decision to heal. First, though, let's recap what this atrocious, demeaning and potentially life-threatening behavior really is.

'It's (Just) the Way That I Love You': Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse in Same-Sex Relationships (Part 4)

Wyatt O'Brian Evans | Posted 09.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Wyatt O'Brian Evans

It's now time to demonstrate how the victim can make his or her "great escape." But first, let's recap what this atrocious, demeaning and potentially life-threatening behavior really is.

'It's (Just) the Way That I Love You': Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse in Same-Sex Relationships (Part 3)

Wyatt O'Brian Evans | Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Wyatt O'Brian Evans

So what is the complete cycle of IPV/A? According to Segal and Smith, this behavior falls into a common pattern, which begins with abuse and ends with the setup.

'It's (Just) the Way That I Love You': Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse in Same-Sex Relationships (Part 1)

Wyatt O'Brian Evans | Posted 07.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Wyatt O'Brian Evans

I'm passionate about this issue because it's happened to me, and to others I've known. After Alonzo assaulted me one last time, I fought back. And with assistance from my brother-in-law, a cop, I made my "great escape." Finally I entered counseling. I was lucky.

Transgender People Of Color And Domestic Violence

Toni Newman | Posted 03.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Toni Newman

As I engage in the legal system to fight for the rights of transgender individuals, I find that many transgender prisoners, especially transgender prisoners of color, are in personal relationships that are violent and abusive.