Abuse Isn’t Always Physical!

July 15, 2013domestic violence

Most people realize there’s abuse, when they’re being hit, cut, slapped,  etc.  What about the more subtle forms of abuse, though? Do you recognize it as abuse when your activities are restricted, when you have to account for every minute you’re gone, when it’s made difficult for you to see your friends and family, when … Read More

October Is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 29, 2012anxiety, couple's therapy, depression, domestic violence, empowerment, marital therapy, parenting, relationship issues

Almost two years ago, I wrote a 4 part series on domestic violence.  I wish I could say that the violence has diminished since then, but it hasn’t.  I want to run that series again, so that hopefully others who need the information will have it.  Victims of domestic violence can be women or men, … Read More

When Love Brings Pain — Part 2

January 31, 2010anxiety, depression, domestic violence, self-care

If you’re in an abusive relationship, or know someone who is, it’s important to know about the cycle of violence. (To read “When Love Brings Pain –Part 1,” please click here to get an overview of abuse, and how to keep yourself, or someone you love, safe from domestic violence.) All too often, people who … Read More