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Help for Abused Mothers is a local and online learning opportunity to help mothers who are or were in abusive relationships learn tools to help them go from surviving to thriving.
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Hope for Abused Mothers: Never Give Up! You Were Meant to Thrive!
Many years ago, my former spouse put his hand on my shoulder, pressed it down, and bitterly asked, “Are you still growing?” Such a powerful metaphor for his massive need to control, limit, and define me. I would like to answer that question today and say, “Yes,...
Risk Factors For Intimate Partner Violence
“Loving husbands don’t treat their wives that way,” stated my counselor after I described some of the abuses I was experiencing in my marriage. That session took place many years ago, but I still remember it as a moment of awakening. It was in that moment, I...
Feelings are a crucial part of being human. Without feelings, we would be a shell with no person inside. Those of us who were violated, learned to turn off our feelings in order to survive. If we had felt the full range of emotions at that time, it may have...
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