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How to teach children violence is wrong when one parent is abusing the other It’s a complicated situation: teaching your children violence isn’t right while they simultaneously witness, or have witnessed, domestic abuse between their parents. Jud...

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Every parent knows the telltale signs of a good ol’ temper tantrum: There’s often screaming, tears, maybe some flailing of arms and legs as they lay on the floor of a public place. But when these angry outbursts are frequent and bring with them violen...

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4 ways to start taking care of yourself better today Emerging from an abusive relationship presents the opportunity to shift from a surviving mode to a thriving mode. During this period of transition, independence and practical everyday challenges happen ...

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Why getting the giggles can help your body heal after trauma The last thing most survivors of trauma feel like doing is breaking out into uproarious laughter. Living through trauma, like domestic violence, may bring with it a fleeting sense of euphoria an...

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The important first step of labeling childhood domestic violence Despite being known as the “Rock” (the other one), fitness expert Roger Lockridge, above, has long struggled with feeling anything but solid. From the very start, his family foundation w...

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Kids not witnesses, they are victims we don’t talk about I grew up living with domestic violence. So did my mom. So did her mom. So did 40 million other adults in the U.S. So I asked some of them, “In your life, can you remember a time when do...

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Four steps to becoming an advocate for domestic violence survivors You’ve survived a waking nightmare. And now that you’ve emerged a free person, you have a desire to help others who may be still living nightmares. Perhaps you want to simply raise awa...

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Recognizing and treating seasonal affective disorder After the holidays end, things may no longer seem merry and bright. Without the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, the influx of family and the near-constant sugar high from all those gingerbread ...

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Law professor and DV survivor says there are at least 50 reasons a survivor may not be able to leave an abuser Sarah Buel, JD, clinical professor of law at Arizona State University, has worked for more than 30 years with domestic violence survivors and th...

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What to do when your abuser tries to turn your children against you Abuse is multifaceted. An abuser will use whatever tactics he or she can to hurt you physically, emotionally, psychologically, sexually. Sometimes what hurts the most is a form of emotion...

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