Entries in Domestic Violence (5)

Wednesday
Apr132011

Q&A from "The Ex Files: How and why to get along with your former mate"

How and why can Exes *avoid* the expense and pain of court for custody issues? How can you set boundaries without legal involvement? Or handle things when the other parent is a no-show, or the child doesn’t want to see him or her? Do kids *really* need two parents—and how to make that happen? Do the rules need to be the same at both houses? Read on!

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Wednesday
Mar302011

Q&A from "Ignorance or Ignore-ance? How to prevent abuse"

Wise Readers,One woman’s intuition gave her panic attacks—and she blamed her gut, not her guy! WHY do women ignore what they know? How is abuse different in homosexual relationships? How do abusers groom and pick their targets? And how can you *really* prevent child sexual abuse? (Hint: If you’re relying on the school district or institutions to do this—think again.) Read on!

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Tuesday
Mar222011

Ignorance, or Ignore-ance? How to prevent abuse

My new boyfriend Lee says his ex abused him and had him unjustly arrested for it; how do I tell the difference between an abusive man and a man who really was a victim? Dear Crystal,It’s easy to see the source of your confusion. In a realm where guilty and innocent alike proclaim, “I didn’t do it,” trusting Lee’s mere words makes no sense at all. Yet what else have you to go on? Lots—if you’ll trust the right sources.

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Wednesday
Mar162011

Q&A from "When Men Batter Women"

Abusers: How do they fool cops, courts, counselors, and YOU? Why do women have such a tough time leaving? Should we be telling abused women to Get Out Now? Don’t women abuse men, too? And what do Love Science readers who have liberated themselves from abuse say?

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Monday
Mar072011

When Men Batter Women: How Abuse Ends

Dear Duana, Sam slaps, shoves, pins me down, screams in my face, taunts me that I have no friends. He says he has to hit me because I don’t express my anger…. Will the violence stop on its own? Can I do anything to stop the abuse? What should I do?

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