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Relationship Violence

He Hit Her But...

Michael Frazier | Posted 11.08.2014 | Black Voices
Michael Frazier

I am deeply concerned with how there is a deep-rooted pattern of violence in our culture that dismisses specific groups of people. In this case, I am speaking directly to the "othering" and dismissal of women, and or girls.

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.

One in Four Dating Teens Feels Abused and Harassed Through Digital Technology

Janine Zweig | Posted 04.29.2013 | Impact
Janine Zweig

Digital abuse and harassment threatens the psychological and physical well-being of many, many teen boyfriends and girlfriends every day. And the scariest part is that these kids rarely ask anyone for help, even their friends.

Can Relationships Really Make You Crazy?

Susan Saper Galamba | Posted 04.23.2013 | Crime
Susan Saper Galamba

Regardless of whether or not Oscar Pistorius is guilty, something obviously went terribly wrong in his relationship with Reeva Steenkamp.

What's The Cure For Domestic Violence?

Melissa Carter | Posted 10.01.2012 | Crime
Melissa Carter

Domestic violence. We all know what it is, and plenty of money and volunteer time have been spent helping victims of that trauma try to heal. But what we have never really made strides in is stopping it before it happens.

Breaking My Pattern Of Victimization, Violent Relationships, And Domestic Abuse

Jincey Lumpkin | Posted 05.08.2012 | Gay Voices
Jincey Lumpkin

I've written about how the pressure to live up to my mother's expectations led me to struggle with suicide after I came out. What I have not talked about is the link I see between the overzealous reprimands I received as a child and my adult choices of violent, co-dependent partners.

How I Convinced Myself To Stay In A Violent Relationship

Cindy Abel | Posted 04.01.2012 | Gay Voices
Cindy Abel

Deeply closeted, we did our best to disguise our relationship. That tension only contributed to what became an abusive situation. In my codependent state, I rationalized her private rage even as she threw things at me: it was my fault; I shouldn't have answered her that way.

Shatter The Silence: An Undeclared War On Women

Satpal Singh | Posted 02.26.2012 | Religion
Satpal Singh

For every woman that dies, hundreds keep suffering without any recourse, without any let up in violence. They remain alive, but are not 'living' by any dignified definition of the word.

Learning From My Tale of Abuse

Lea Lane | Posted 10.02.2011 | Women
Lea Lane

For over one year, I was in and out of an emotionally and physically abusive relationship. How could I have been so self-destructive and stupid? Judge for yourself, and I hope, learn from it.

Mass. Teen Football Player Charged With Murdering Ex-Girlfriend

Posted 09.05.2011 | Education

Nathaniel Fujita, a former high school football player in Wayland, Mass. was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday in the death of his 18-year-old ...

The Exact Words That Could Help A Friend In An Abusive Relationship

Glamour | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

By Liz Welch Glamour More than half of all young women we surveyed have experienced abusive behavior in a relationship. That means someone you kno...

10 Surprising Signs You're Dating An Abusive Guy

Liz Brody | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Liz Brody

There are definite danger sings a guy is an abuser before he ever raises a fist -- and they start with you just having a funny feeling in your pit of your stomach. Here are a few other red flags.

Joe And Jill Biden: Relationship Abuse Is 'Worse Than Being In Prison'

Glamour | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

By Liz Brody and Wendy Naugle Glamour Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, have a stake in the issue of relationship abuse: He w...

Relationship Violence: The Secret That Kills 4 Women A Day

Liz Brody | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Liz Brody

Why is relationship violence still so frighteningly common in 2011? And how can we help? The answer starts with two simple words: Tell Somebody.

Shocking Number Of Young Women Have Experienced Relationship Abuse

Glamour | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Very little data exists on the extent of relationship violence among young women. To fill that void, Glamour commissioned an exclusive Harris Inter...

Join Glamour's 'Tell Somebody' Campaign To Put A Stop To Relationship Violence

Cindi Leive | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cindi Leive

Right now, four women a day are killed in the U.S. by a partner they've loved. Let's stop accepting this violence as the way the world works, and make our own world a little better, and safer, today. Who's with me?

Word to your Mother

Nathan Havey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Nathan Havey

This Mother's Day, you have the opportunity to give a precious gift to your mother. You can give her respect. Sign the pledge and give respect today.

Make A Father's Day Declaration

Nathan Havey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nathan Havey

I invite you to join me in making the following declaration: I declare here and now I believe in respect. I am a person ready to take a stand agains...

Last Call to Help End Relationship Violence

Nathan Havey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Nathan Havey

If ending relationship violence were as easy as downloading a song, would you do it? It's your last chance to download Ne-Yo's exclusive song "Heroes" to raise money for the RESPECT! Campaign.

Why I Do What I Do & Why It Is Worth It

Michelle Renee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michelle Renee

You, the survivor, are the reason I keep going and forge ahead with nothing but heart and soul and a vision for positive change in the lives of those who have suffered at the hands of another so violently.