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What is Emotional and Psychological Abuse?

Posted by on Oct 15, 2018 in Book, Domestic Violence, domestic violence month | 0 comments

Abuse comes in many different forms leading to different consequences and reactions. Abuse ultimately is always about power and control. The partners’ goal is to maintain power in the relationship and figure out how to control the other person. One definition of emotional abuse is: “any act including confinement, isolation, verbal assault, humiliation, intimidation, infantilization, or any other treatment which may diminish the sense of identity, dignity, and self-worth.”1 The perpetrator’s goal is to always undermine the self-worth and dignity of the one they are abusing. Often the...

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What is Verbal Abuse?

Posted by on Oct 8, 2018 in Book, Domestic Violence, domestic violence month | 0 comments

Abuse comes in many different forms leading to different consequences and reactions. Abuse ultimately is always about power and control. The partners’ goal is to maintain power in the relationship and figure out how to control the other person. Verbal abuse is when a person forcefully criticizes, insults, or denounces someone else.[1] Characterized by underlying anger and hostility, it is a destructive form of communication intended to harm the self-concept of the other person and produce negative emotions.[2]  While those definitions are very accurate descriptions, it doesn’t encompass the...

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What is Financial Abuse?

Posted by on Oct 1, 2018 in Book, Domestic Violence, domestic violence month | 0 comments

Abuse comes in many different forms leading to different consequences and reactions. Abuse ultimately is always about power and control. The partners’ goal is to maintain power in the relationship and figure out how to control the other person. Financial abuse is one of the ways an abuser gains control of the situation. Financial abuse occurs when one intimate partner has control over the other partner’s access to economic resources, such as their source of income, credit cards, etc. This form of abuse is often prevalent and very subtle. The partner slowly works their control over the victim...

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Purple Thursday #purplethursday

Posted by on Oct 10, 2015 in Domestic Violence, domestic violence month | 0 comments

Purple is the color of Domestic Violence Awareness month and on October 22nd you can show your support by wearing purple. The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) is asking people to raise awareness by painting USA purple. This is a great way to tell others why ending DV is important to you and your community. Support comes in many forms. You can change your profile photo on social media accounts, make a donation to your local shelter, be there for a friend experiencing DV or tell your story. On October 22nd make a difference. Wear Purple. You’ll be glad you did. #purplethursday...

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Domestic Violence Awareness month

Posted by on Oct 26, 2014 in Book, Domestic Violence, domestic violence month | 0 comments

Domestic Violence Awareness month

Next week is the start of Domestic Violence Awareness month. The goal is to bring awareness and to help end domestic violence. Understanding the basics and helping to break the cycle of abuse is greatly needed in this country. My story started innocently and built slowly before turning violent. Our first date was over seven hours long. Seth was easy to talk to, pleasant to be around and very charming. We started with dinner at an Italian place, then we went hiking at one of his favorite places, then saw a movie. This is an example of his charming ways. It gives you a glimpse of how an...

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