Be a Better Advice-Giver

Sometimes, listening is better than instructing  By domesticshelters.org When a friend or loved one confides in you that they’re being abused by an intimate partner, your gut instinct is probably to advise them to leave—sooner, rather than later. But most domestic...

Forbidden Food

When abuse includes forced starvation and malnutrition November 29, 2017  By domesticshelters.org One of the great things about being an adult versus a kid is we get to make our own choices. We can wear what we want, go where we want and—possibly most exciting—eat...

Ways for Adult Survivors of Abuse to Cope During the Holidays

For many survivors of childhood abuse, the holidays can be a horrible time of year filled with anxiety and depression. This can occur for a variety of reasons. But the important thing is to be prepared, instead of allowing yourself to get blindsided by all of the...

But, I Love Him

Is love enough to overcome abuse? It’s true, he hurts me. He’s controlling, and it’s starting to really get me down. I should just leave. But, I love him. If you’ve ever had that conversation with yourself, you’ve probably wondered how it’s possible to love someone...
How to End Your Victim Mindset

How to End Your Victim Mindset

An important step to healing your psyche after escaping domestic violence July 07, 2017   By domesticshelters.org The physical wounds of domestic violence often heal well before the emotional ones are even fully understood. Even after months, years or decades, a...

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