Dealing with Domestic Violence

Domestic violence can affect anyone of any age or gender. Whether it's physical or psychological, domestic abuse is destructive for both the battered and the batterer. Its tendency to be passed down over generations makes it all the more important that we develop effective methods for combating abuse.

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Recent Posts on Domestic Violence

So Your Partner Is Controlling. Now What?

By Andrea Bonior Ph.D. on February 05, 2016 Friendship 2.0
Here's how to figure out what to do when you discover your partner meets the criteria.

Rape is Not (Only) About Power; It’s (Also) About Sex

By Noam Shpancer Ph.D. on February 01, 2016 Insight Therapy
The common explanation that ‘rape is not about sex’ is long on ideology, but short on accuracy.

Evidence Mounts: More Porn, LESS Sexual Assault

By Michael Castleman M.A. on January 14, 2016 All About Sex
Several natural experiments show that as access to porn increases, rates of sexual assault DECLINE.

10 Tips for Co-Parenting with a Narcissist

What can you do to cope when you are co-parenting with a narcissist?

Back to the Good Ole Days - Part 2

By Kathryn Seifert Ph.D. on January 10, 2016 Stop The Cycle
The "Good Ole Days" are not all they are "cracked up" to be.

How to Use Couple Counseling

Deciding to go to couple counseling can seem a bit overwhelming. Some guidelines on how to start and what to expect

Trauma Survivors at Risk for Future Abusive Relationships

When offenders are caregivers, children often blame themselves, and love and abuse can become interconnected.

7 Tips for Coping With A Paranoid Partner

Living with a paranoid person can take a toll. False accusations and delusional fears are not easy to manage, especially in a person who is otherwise functioning fairly well.

So You're In a Relationship with a Narcissist, Now What?

Part 3 of a 3-part series on how to cope when you are in a relationship with a narcissist.

8 More Signs You're With a Narcissist

Eight more signs you may be in a relationship with a narcissist.

10 Signs You Are In a Relationship with a Narcissist

Are you in a relationship with a narcissist? Here are 10 telltale signs.

Relationships: Keeping a Great Partner

If you want to be in great shape, you have to work out regularly. If you want to keep a great relationship, you have to work at it.

How Do Indian Women Fare In An Arranged Marriage?

The newest available data paints a rather gloomy picture & offers few solutions.

Pamela Smart: From Cheerleader to Celebrity Monster

By Scott A. Bonn Ph.D. on December 14, 2015 Wicked Deeds
Sensationalized media depictions of Smart before, during and after her 1991 trial have transformed her into a celebrity monster in the popular culture.

How Verbal Abusers Rationalize Their Behavior

Regardless of how the abused person tries to change herself to make the relationship better, she will fail.

Recovery After a Controlling Relationship

Recovering from an abusive and controlling relationship is difficult. Here are some tips to ease the process.

The Seeds that Give Birth to Terrorism

By Kimberly Key on December 04, 2015 Counseling Keys
In a terrorist-filled society, here are some things to help in understanding its origins and what can possibly be done. Is the future worth it?

How to Fight Without Breaking Your Marriage

Fighting with your partner can actually bring you closer.

Do Video Games Really Cause Violence in Adolescents?

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on December 02, 2015 Media Spotlight
A new research study published in the journal Psychology of Media Culture takes a comprehensive look at different risk factors of violence, including playing video games.

What is Emotional Abuse?

Emotional abuse undercuts a person’s foundational self-confidence and love of self and replaces them with confusion about self-worth, value, justice, mercy, and love.

The Scientific Truth about Giving Thanks: Just Do It!

Karen did not intend to be physically and emotionally abused by her husband, but life had other plans. Being coerced into dressing up in provocative outfits and posting her photo on the Internet shamed her sense of decency and deeply disturbed her values of fidelity and modesty. As a result she fled the marriage, using all available funds to pay an attorney.

Risky Behavior and Victimizers: Two Issues, Not One

A teen passes out drunk at a frat party and is raped. A woman whose husband beats her goes back to him repeatedly, despite having the ability to leave. Lately, anyone who even brings up the subject of risky behavior by people like this are accused of "excusing" the victimizer and "blaming" the victim. Nonsense. Though connected, these are two separate issues, not one.

Radicalization of Young Muslims

By Kathryn Seifert Ph.D. on November 28, 2015 Stop The Cycle
Radicalization is a growing and terriffying problem from Paris to Canada and around the world. The radicalization process has been well studied by scholars and much is known about it. Publicising what is known can help us put prevention strategies in place. Risk reduction is found in interventions in violent homes and communities, reaching out to disinfranchised youth.

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Building Resilience After Trauma: Lessons from Chile

Don’t go it alone. Create order out of the chaos. Nurture hope. Commit for the long-term because recovery takes time. And reclaim your dignity through helping others. Wise advice whatever the trauma, wherever one lives.

It Wants to Happen

Feminism is stepping out of the shadows as many celebrities, intellectuals and politicians heartily and intelligently endorse full human rights for girls and women.It is everywhere on the planted it is happening.

How to Begin Saving Your Marriage in Five Steps

It doesn't always take two to save your relationship. In the beginning, it can start with one person making serious change.

Abusive Partners Can Change!

There is hope for people who have abused their partners. Here's what they need to learn in order to change.

My Mother Thinks I Want to Have Sex With Her Boyfriend

What to do when your mother sees you as a rival.