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To The Woman With The Bruises

Melissa Charles | Posted 03.13.2015 | Women
Melissa Charles

I know what it's like to live with someone who terrifies you. I know what it's like to go to sleep sick and wake up scared. I know you. And I want you to hear me, as one survivor to another: It's not your fault.

The Problem With Covenant Marriages and Fault-Based Divorce

Mark Baer | Posted 01.06.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

On October 30, 2014, I was contacted by a reporter, who asked if I could explain the Arkansas "covenant marriage" law to them. Among other things, if...

Divine Wife-Beating and Three Things God's Wrath Cannot Be

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 12.29.2014 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

God's wrath, properly understood, makes the good news about King Jesus truly moving. That is, we must understand that the wrath of God is most definitely not divine wife-beating, however poetic Piper thinks such a sentiment to be (yikes).

At Least A Third Of All Women Murdered In The U.S. Are Killed By Male Partners

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen & Alissa Scheller | Posted 10.09.2014 | Women

It's a sobering fact. At least one third of all female homicide victims in the U.S. are killed by male intimate partners -- husbands and ex-husb...

5 Myths About Domestic Violence

Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D. | Posted 12.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D.

To be sure, many men who hit or emotionally abuse their partners were themselves abused as kids, but many men have also risen above their brutal childhoods and broken that cycle. Being abused doesn't automatically make you an abuser.

When It Comes To Handling Domestic Violence Cases, States Are Still Falling Short

Pew's Stateline | Teresa Wiltz | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Issue of the Week: Domestic Violence

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 11.15.2014 | Sports
Reese Schonfeld

If assault and battery is to be regarded as a crime, then punishment must be universal.

5 Ways Brain Retraining Inoculates You from a Hostile Ex

Dr. Kate Roberts | Posted 09.14.2014 | Divorce
Dr. Kate Roberts

For those of you that are divorced and who have to live with the reality of a bullying or hostile ex; one who refuses to love your children more than he hates you, brain retraining may be your way to freedom.

"Hidden Away" Is a Saturday Night Howler

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 09.24.2013 | TV
Jackie K. Cooper

TV Review Jackie K Cooper ...

WATCH: I Defended A Stranger From Spousal Abuse At The Grocery Store

Posted 06.26.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Violent altercations in public can pose a difficult challenge for bystanders. When to step in? And how? Taking action in these situations is not easy,...

What I Share With The Cleveland Women Held Captive

Virginia Sullivan | Posted 07.17.2013 | Fifty
Virginia Sullivan

Years ago, I escaped from 18 years of an abusive situation -- and I know that it isn't chains that hold you. I was not tied in a basement. I could have found a way to escape. But my chains were mental and proved to be a much stronger binding than any physical restraint could have been.

Angela Davis and the Culture of Domestic Violence

Dion Rabouin | Posted 12.03.2012 | Black Voices
Dion Rabouin

Perhaps the most destructive part of the problem is that no one is proposing ways to stop it from happening. There are programs for men who have been abusive, and programs for women who have been abused, but what about programs for men before they become abusive?

Has Gov. Jerry Brown Defended and Promoted Women and Girls in California?

Lindy DeKoven | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics
Lindy DeKoven

To the women and girls of California: Are we going to stand by and let our commission die? Who will advocate for us if the agency is eliminated? And who will help the poorest among us?

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.

Mirkarimi Facing New Domestic Violence Allegations

Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.24.2012 | San Francisco

Things just keep getting worse for Ross Mirkarimi. San Francisco's newly elected Sheriff is now facing a second domestic abuse complaint--this tim...

Sheriff To Face Domestic Violence Charges

AP | TERRY COLLINS | Posted 03.14.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — Prosecutors on Friday charged San Francisco's newly sworn-in sheriff with three misdemeanors, including domestic violence, relat...

The 4 Most Dangerous Types Of Exes

Mark Banschick, MD | Posted 02.29.2012 | Divorce
Mark Banschick, MD

Divorce is a loss -- a death of sorts. Under the stress of loss and uncertainty, most people regress and become more irritable, needy or impulsive.

Seeing Red

Randi Miller | Posted 02.26.2012 | DC
Randi Miller

There is always a next time. It always happens again. And no, they are really not sorry. Red flags should be easy to see, but apparently, in spite of...

U.K. Man Rigs Up Homemade Electric Chair For Divorce-Seeking Wife

Posted 09.06.2011 | World

A British man has been sentenced to 10 years in jail after he rigged his wife up to a homemade electric chair after she asked him for a divorce. A...

Brazilian Uses Poodle To Attack Wife

AP | Posted 08.22.2011 | World

SAO PAULO -- Police in southern Brazil say a jealous husband hit his wife in the head with a pet poodle. Inspector Thais Norah Sartori Postiglione sa...

Why Pastors Struggle With Confronting Domestic Violence

John Shore | Posted 07.09.2011 | Religion
John Shore

I hear from a disheartening number of women who write in to relate their stories of pastors who, in one way or another, advised them to stick with their abusive husbands. How could these good, well-intentioned men give advice that's so egregiously wrong?

Turkey Grapples With Dramatic Rise In 'Honor' Killings | Alexander Christie-Miller | Posted 06.15.2011 | World

A drastic rise in reported "honor" killings and fatal domestic violence in Turkey has sparked a vigorous debate about the government's recent attempts...

Love You More: A Mystery Novel That Makes Sense

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Love You More is some of Lisa Gardner's best writing to date. Her plot is amazing in its intensity and its complexity.

9 Things Women Must Do Before Divorce

Jeffrey A. Landers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Jeffrey A. Landers

I talk with women facing divorce on a daily basis and the emotions they are dealing with are all over the board. But there is one common thread--they ...

Charlie Sheen: 'Network 2011'?

Amy Spies | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Amy Spies

Just like the Network newscaster Howard Beale, Sheen felt unsupported and unappreciated by his network employer and lashed out. Beale had been coldly fired; Sheen felt he'd been dissed.