Category: Abuse

Will He Kill Me If I Try To Leave? A Tool To Assess Your Danger

Posted by Delaine - December 29, 2010 - Abuse, Surviving
threat to kill domestic abuse  Will He Kill Me If I Try To Leave? A Tool To Assess Your Danger

According to security expert Gavin de Becker, who was a recent guest on Oprah, six women die every day in the United States by the hands of their spouse or boyfriend. When is an abused woman at her greatest risk? When she attempts to leave him. And Becker wants women to know that a FREE […]

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“Love The Way You Lie” Spotlights Domestic Abuse

Posted by Delaine - August 11, 2010 - Abuse, Surviving
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The most dangerous time for a woman in an abusive marriage is when she tries to leave him - that’s when close to 50% of violent crimes are committed, including homocide.  And to drive this point home, American rapper Eminem (with Rihanna) doesn’t mix words in his dramatic new release, Love The Way You Lie.  The rage, the regret, the control […]

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Her Ex-Husband is a Bully – and Her Kids Now Bear the Brunt End of It

Posted by Delaine - September 9, 2009 - Abuse, Children, Co-Parenting, Parenting, Single Dads, Surviving
bully ex divorced mom kids  Her Ex-Husband is a Bully – and Her Kids Now Bear the Brunt End of It

Her ex was at her house doing pick up of their kids the past weekend when it happened. She and her three kids were over at the school yard finishing a quick game of soccer in the snow. Suddenly, her eldest son, now eight, tripped her daughter by accident. “Kyle,” she said to him, “You have to avoid […]

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POWER: A Scary Reason Why Some Exes Bow Out On Time With Their Kids

Posted by Delaine - September 3, 2009 - Abuse, Children, Co-Parenting, Dealing with the ex, Parenting, Surviving, Trying to Get Along
ex abuse power  POWER: A Scary Reason Why Some Exes Bow Out On Time With Their Kids

Does this scenario rings any bells? Sue is the primary caregiver of her two children.  Her ex, Brian, is a part-time dad who pays child support and takes the kids every second weekend and one evening/week.  When they first got separated, Brian was very concerned about his limited access to the kids; he wanted them […]

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Why Must She Doubt Herself Throughout Her Divorce?

Posted by Delaine - February 27, 2009 - Abuse, Dealing with the ex, Surviving
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Lena, 32,  is grappling right now; her head is swimming, her stomach’s in a knot.  She’s scared, she’s angry with her ex, but above all, she’s frustrated with HERSELF.  Why?  Because she’s still have trouble saying/admitting that her ex-husband behaves like a selfish, immature bully, even though that’s exactly what he is.   She can’t stand thinking this way about anyone; it seems […]

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