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Yes, Men Can Be Abused By Women

by on January 24, 2020

Matt was ashamed and embarrassed. For years, he tolerated physical, mental, and verbal abuse from his wife, yet he told no one. Knowing he would not strike back at her, she hit him, twisted the truth, threw things at him, called him every name in the book, physically blocked him from leaving the room, and… (more…)

Dangerous Attractions in Relationships

by on January 17, 2020

Every wonder what causes an immediate attraction and that eventually turns dangerous? How is it that two people who seemed to have such a strong initial connection, now seem to be doing more harm than good to each other. Sam finally discovered that she kept dating the same type of abusive person over and over…. (more…)

12 Traits of Dark, Sinister, Ominous Boss

by on December 27, 2019

There are bad bosses. The type that gets promoted without any managerial, interpersonal, or organizational skills. There are even scary bosses. The type that is unnecessarily threatening, overly aggressive, or ignorant to the point of causing others harm. But then there are the dark, sinister, or ominous bosses. This type is in a category all… (more…)

12 Ways to Help a Friend Who Is Being Abused

by on December 20, 2019

Nancy and Marcie have been best friends since college. The turmoil of college bonded them as they believed that once they were in careers, married, and had kids, life would become easier. While it was for Marcie, Nancy’s life became a nightmare. It took a while for Marcie to realize what was going on with… (more…)

Gaslighting: How a Parent Can Drive a Kid Crazy

by on December 14, 2019

When a parent physical abuses their child, it leaves marks and outbursts of anger in the child. When they verbally abuse their child, it strips them of self-confidence and instills fear. When they sexually abuse their child, it destroys the possibility of intimacy and healthy sexuality. But when a parent mentally abuses their child by… (more…)

The Deadly Progression of Abusive Text Messages

by on November 29, 2019

“I know, you just have to do it like you said.” Michelle Carter at 17-years-old sent this text message to her boyfriend just before he committed suicide in 2014. It was one of many text messages that she sent encouraging him to perform the act. In 2017, she was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for her… (more…)

13 Ways to Support a Domestic Violence Victim

by on November 23, 2019

Margaret was a respected physician in her community with a successful practice, numerous accolades for her work, and patients who loved her empathetic demeanor. Yet, despite her accomplishments, she had a personal secret that she covered up under her clothing, her bruises. It wasn’t too long after the wedding that her husband began hitting her…. (more…)

What is Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy?

by on November 1, 2019

Kelly Gant, a Colorado mother, was charged with 13 criminal counts for the 2017 death of her 7-year-old daughter, Olivia. Olivia was a Make-a-Wish recipient in which she was dressed up as a “Bat Princess” so she could rescue Disney princesses from their villains. Her mother claimed that Olivia had a terminal illness that attacked… (more…)

What is Munchausen Syndrome?

by on October 31, 2019

Bill’s medical doctor sent him into counseling after several test results verified that his pain was not physical. Over the course of several sessions, Bill’s therapist began to discover the underlying reason for his pain. He has accumulated grief in several parts of his body. As a child, Bill was told that he could not… (more…)

How to Talk to a Person Who Has Been Raped

by on October 19, 2019

The numerous sexual assault cases that stemmed from the MeToo movement has reignited old stereotypes about rape and abuse. Some new acquaintances of mine, who were unaware of my vocation, commented on their dissatisfaction with the outing of several public figures. Rather than argue my position, I chose to listen to a barrage of ignorance… (more…)

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