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3 Steps to Escape an Abusive Relationship

She sits at her computer looking back over her shoulder, frightened he’s going to walk in the room and discover she is searching for a shelter. She’s curled up on the couch wondering if he is going to come home in one of his “moods.” Will today be a good day or should she be…

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8 Signs Your Dating Relationship Is Unhealthy

Dating Violence – 8 things that are NOT okay in Dating Relationships Did you know that violence in teen dating affects 1 in 3 adolescents in the U.S.? This is NOT okay. Do you know if your dating relationship is unhealthy? Let’s talk about it. I ask myself – how can this be that one in…

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Dealing With Abandonment

I’ve written blogs about physical, sexual, and verbal/emotional abuse, but there is one more kind of abuse I’d like to address…neglect and abandonment. What Is Neglect and Abandonment? You can be considered neglected or abandoned when you don’t know where your parents are, if they have left you alone, or have failed to maintain contact…

Abuse in Relationships Can Turn Into Tragedy

It’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month and it’s a good time to remember that domestic violence is very real and affects a lot of people.  If you think domestic violence won’t affect you then this may change your mind.  We hear from people all the time that are involved in abusive relationships and in those volatile relationships…

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50 Shades of…Stay Away

50 Shades of…Stay Away A guest blog post by: Dave Anderson, Director of Rescue at TheHopeLine. There has been much anticipation around the recently released (February 14, 2015) movie entitled 50 Shades of Grey. Some say it is a love story, others refer to it as a couple’s movie, while still others say it is…