Abuse

Teen Abusive Dating Relationships

Abusive Dating Relationships – Fix or Flee?

Abuse is not Love. FACT: 1 in 3 teens know a friend or peer who has been hit, punched, kicked, slapped, choked or physically hurt by their partner. That adds up to over 2 million women 25 and younger who are being abused by their boyfriends. One female abused by her boyfriend is too many. Two million…

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…

Abbie’s Story – Coping with Sexual Abuse

I grew up in a home where I was sexually abused by my father on a daily basis until the age of 19. I was also abused by my step grandfather from the age of 6-17. I always blamed myself and would tell myself that I deserved this.  I was always told that I was…

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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…