Abuse

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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…

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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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…

Coping with sexual abuse

Coping with Sexual Abuse

You Can Be Whole Again I’ve decided to tackle one of the most difficult kinds of abuse there is: sexual. While any kind of abuse is damaging and wicked, sexual abuse is exceptionally destructive because of the twisted mixture of its physical, emotional, and spiritual elements. Most people refuse to talk about it, but all…

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Talking About It – Can Help!

We all have things we deal with…problems, conflict, abuse in our lives.  It’s hard to know who to talk to, who will listen and not judge, who will offer good advice and not just say the first thing that pops in their head., who will understand but not let your issues affect the way they…