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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE—Developing a Safety Plan 101


Simplification is usually the best way to go. So, you are not contemplating leaving just yet, but you are consistently in fear, being verbally abused and beginning to think this is not the way you want the rest of your life to go. You have options and alternatives. For those who read this blog regularly, … Continue reading

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – WHY DO I NEED AN EXIT PLAN IF I’M NOT READY TO LEAVE?


Many who are current victims of domestic violence feel preparing an exit plan (or safety plan) is premature, since they are not ready to leave the abusive relationship. After all, he hasn’t thrown any punches yet. Let me ask you this: Why do you get a flu shot if you don’t already have the flu? … Continue reading

Reporting Abuse under Threat of Death – The Ultimate Dilemma


In a very few months I have seen two news stories involving battered women who refused to press charges or give a statement against their abuser. Both incidents ended with the report of at least one death. In both circumstances, the law enforcement officer asking the victim if she cared to file a report or … Continue reading

Victims of Domestic Violence – Do You Have a Safety Code?


  Victims of domestic violence are constantly bombarded with the question, “How do I stay safe?” Domestic violence is a prison that holds its victims behind what seem inescapable bars. Every which way a victim turns they hear, “Why don’t you just leave?” or “Well, he has been so good for over a month,” or … Continue reading

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