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Gay Man Details The Physical And Mental Anguish Of His Abusive Relationship

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 10.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Conversations about abusive relationships among same-sex couples often go untold, but one survivor opened up to HuffPost Live to share his harrowing e...

6 Early Warning Signs of an Abusive Relationship

Pamela Jacobs | Posted 10.21.2014 | Women
Pamela Jacobs

But while abuse often escalates to physical violence, it does not start out that way. In fact, abusers are often charming, attentive, and sweet in the beginning of a relationship.

Who Says Financial Abuse Has to Be Romantic? 10 Signs You're in a Financially-Abusive Relationship With Friends and Family

Patrice C. Washington | Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Patrice C. Washington

We've learned that domestic violence victims typically stay in abusive relationships for two reasons: fear and finances. And before most suffer physic...

Your Story Doesn't End in Pain

Paul Perkins | Posted 10.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Perkins

Don't be like me and go years without resolving an injury. Listen to your pain and engage it. And don't forget to ask for help along the way. You will find healing and it will leave you stronger.

Decoding Excuses For Abuse

David Adams | Posted 10.17.2014 | Women
David Adams

It is important for everyone to become more savvy about abuser's excuses because many people unwittingly reinforce them in how we respond to the abuser's "explanations" for his/her violence, and to understand what taking real responsibility means.

How Rude! Alex J. Packer's New Teen Guide to Good Manners Is a Must-have Book!

LuxEco Living | Posted 10.14.2014 | Books
LuxEco Living

By Nancy Chuda founder and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving and co-founder of Healthy Child Healthy World "Hallelujah! Finally a book for all ages...

The Memories From One Act of Kindness Can Last a Lifetime

Kindness Blog | Posted 10.10.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Over 30 years have passed, since this particular act of Kindness was shown towards me, yet I can still clearly remember what happened and remain deeply thankful to the person who helped the little boy that I once was

5 Myths About Domestic Violence

Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D. | Posted 10.06.2014 | 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.

Pouring Salt on the Wound: Psychologists Identify the Effects of 'Institutional Betrayal'

Paul G. Mattiuzzi | Posted 10.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul G. Mattiuzzi

The risk features involve power, privilege and prestige, the value placed on group membership, the prioritization of group loyalty, the impulse to protect an image, and an institutional sense of righteousness and entitlement.

The Next Big (Small) Thing for #TheStitch...

Matt Pipkin | Posted 10.02.2014 | Impact
Matt Pipkin

While sharing about BLVR's investment in us, I shared my personal story of being sexually abused by a family friend when I was six, keeping it secret until after graduating college, and about the heavy toll it took on my life.

Spanking as Child Abuse

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 10.01.2014 | Impact
Harry Leibowitz

Why is physical punishment not acceptable when visited on adults and acceptable when visited on children?

I'm No Longer A 'Good Girl'

Robin Korth | Posted 09.25.2014 | Women
Robin Korth

My life was all about how I fit into other people's lives -- as mother, sister, daughter, wife, teacher, student and friend. I didn't know I was allowed to have my own life. As a good woman, I am a full partner in my own life.

Is Quiverfull the Logical Conclusion of Christianity?

Jeremy John | Posted 09.23.2014 | Religion
Jeremy John

I believe that there are two strains within Scripture, an original egalitarianism that comes from Paul and Jesus, and a later attempt to squelch the social controversies that arose from that egalitarianism via the Nicene Council.

Compassionate Cops Pool Their Own Money To Help Homeless Family Of 6 Get Off Streets

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 09.22.2014 | Good News

One of the best ways to earn a person's trust is to lend them a helping hand when they least expect it and need it most. While Kim Washington hesit...

My Abusive Relationship: My Metamorphosis

Lani Buess | Posted 09.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Lani Buess

I questioned why I continued to stay. Was it habit? Some sadistic sense of comfort? Did I think we'd change back into the people we once were? I'm not a weak person. I grew up in such a loving home. My parents have a beautiful marriage. What's wrong with me?

#WhyIStayed: A Voice For Victims Of Domestic Violence

Posted 09.18.2014 | Dr. Phil

Beverly Gooden discusses the social media movement surrounding #WhyIStayed.

Adrian Peterson's Foundation Goes Offline To Protect Charity Partners

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.18.2014 | Impact

Programs benefiting from Adrian Peterson's charity are suffering because of the recent accusations of child abuse against the NFL star. The All Da...

How To Stay Safe After Leaving An Abusive Relationship

Posted 09.23.2014 | Dr. Phil

Know the plan for staying safe after leaving an abusive relationship.

An Exit Action Plan For Leaving An Abusive Relationship

Posted 09.18.2014 | Dr. Phil

Follow these steps to safely leave an abusive relationship.

Shades of Blue

Shelly Lopez Gray | Posted 09.19.2014 | Women
Shelly Lopez Gray

A part of me wanted to sit in the bed next to that patient and hug her until she could finally let go and allow herself to cry with sound that could give depth to her grief. I wanted to get hysterical. I was so angry that anyone could hurt someone so vulnerable. But I knew I had to stay focused.

Safety Planning for Leaving an Abusive Relationship

Avital Zeisler | Posted 09.15.2014 | Women
Avital Zeisler

I want to you to be safe and away from the pain and anguish of an abusive partner. Please take these safety tips into consideration as you get yourself ready to leave. You are entitled to be free from abuse, no matter how unworthy you have been told you are or made to feel.

The Real Questions We Should Be Asking About #WhyIStayed

Megan Foo | Posted 09.15.2014 | Teen
Megan Foo

Scrolling down these tweets, I couldn't help but wonder: how many more women bear the same brunt of intimate partner violence? How many more women struggle to break the vicious cycle of violence and reconciliation that keeps them holding on to abusive relationships?

Out of the Closet on Domestic Abuse: Why I Stayed, Why I Left and Why I Choose Now to Tell My Story

Michele Hunt | Posted 09.12.2014 | Impact
Michele Hunt

It is for my daughter Nicole and women, girls and boys around the world, that I choose the most powerful form of communications on earth to come out of my closet. I want anyone and everyone who is enduring abuse of any kind to please know -- You Are Not Alone!

Behind Elevator Doors: It's Time for All Men to Stand Up Against Domestic Violence

Victor Rivas Rivers | Posted 09.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Victor Rivas Rivers

We should acknowledge that the movement to end violence against women and domestic violence was championed and led by women. The news this week brings a reminder that it's time for men, all men, to be a part of the solution.

One Hour on the Sidewalk

Abby Klinkenberg | Posted 09.11.2014 | Women
Abby Klinkenberg

As a woman, I exist solely to be commented upon -- unsolicited opinions, either positive or negative (their stupidly contrasting judgments only further show the caprice of the male gaze), are mandatory conditions to which I tacitly agree upon entering the public sphere.