domestic violence

Even now, I hesitate to call my child’s behavior abusive. But it’s impossible to avoid the parallels between my situation now and how I felt when I was being abused by my partner.

When Your Child Is Abusive

Yelling. Throwing things. Name-calling. The only thing that holds me back from calling my teenager’s behavior abuse is that they are my child. Read...
Anonymous of Role Reboot    |   11.13.17   |   SHARE
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I’d spent so long normalizing my relationship, that to accept that it was wrong, even though I always knew it deep down, meant dismantling the foundation on which the last eight years of my life had been based.

When It Ended: On Escaping Domestic Abuse

I didn’t stay because I was afraid he would hurt me if I left. I stayed because I thought if I could find the right combination of behaviors, then I Read...
Rebecca Houghton of Role Reboot    |   10.18.17   |   SHARE
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New Bill Forces Rape Victims To Ask Permission For Abortion

The new Arkansas Bill H.B. 1566 requires women to get permission from the biological father before getting an abortion. This includes incidents of Read...
Liza Walter   |   07.11.17   |   SHARE
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The crack of the whip on flesh is a sound I won’t easily forget. (image courtesy of the author)

I Attended A Whipping Ceremony In Ethiopia

I walked with my husband and our guide into the whipping ceremony. I knew what I was about to see, but I was woefully unprepared for how I would feel. Read...
Brittany L. Stalsburg    |   05.4.17   |   SHARE
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No one want to admit to victimization.

Ask Erin: A Man Asks "Was This Domestic Violence?"

She’s made all the mistakes, so you don’t have to…Ask Erin is a weekly advice column, in which Erin answers your burning questions about anything at Read...
Erin Khar   |   01.20.17   |   SHARE
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Don't ever go back to abuse. (Image Credit: Thinkstock)

Ask Erin: Help! I’m Still In Love With My Abusive Ex

She’s made all the mistakes, so you don’t have to…Ask Erin is a weekly advice column, in which Erin answers your burning questions about anything at Read...
Erin Khar    |   12.23.16   |   SHARE
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At the time, no one could tell me why I was suddenly visiting the ER on a monthly basis. Image: Thinkstock

Having A Rough Childhood Can Affect Your Health As An Adult

Prescribe, refer, repeat — that was the drill for several years. It wasn’t until I started to explore the impact of childhood adversity that I saw Read...
Diana-Ashley Krach    |   06.28.16   |   SHARE
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I have a hard time believing that men can be victims of domestic violence, and I know that my stepfather Joe is at the root of my problem. Image: Lechon Kirb/Unsplash.

My Abusive Stepfather Made Me Think Men Can't Be Victims Of Domestic Violence

Although I hesitate to admit it, I have a hard time believing that men can be victims of domestic violence, and I know that my stepfather Joe is at Read...
Dawn Clancy    |   06.14.16   |   SHARE
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