domestic violence victims

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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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…

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I Hated My Life…Your Show Saved Me!

Dawson, When I was younger there was an abuse situation between me and my mom.  The whole family knew about it but they just didn’t want to say anything, cuz at the time they were doing foster and they knew if they said anything there would be a investigation and they would get in trouble. She…

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Hope for the Abused

As I have promised, this final blog in my series on abuse gives you specific ways to deal with it. Over the past five weeks, I just scratched the surface of the topic, and revealed the four main kinds: physical, sexual, emotional/verbal, and neglect/abandonment. There is always reason to believe you will begin to heal and…