Getting out of abusive relationship will always leave you with scars. Sometimes the scars are caused by physical abuse. Luckily, with time, the physical pain that caused those scars tends to fade from your memory (the human body has the wonderful healing ability that tries to prevent you from filing physical pain Continue reading The Cycle of Guilt
A study led by Drexel University researchers suggests that survivors of sexual abuse who seek guidance and support in online forums may be doing so because they find comfort in the relative anonymity the forums provide, which allows them to speak candidly about their experience and be direct in asking Continue reading Survivors of Sexual Abuse Find Support In Online ‘Anonymity’
Back in February, I posted a story about the first of its kind, all-male victims’ shelter in Arkansas. Now Dallas has stepped up to the plate and opened the first men’s shelter in Texas. Way to go, Dallas! Hopefully the start of many more across the United States. In October of last Continue reading Dallas gets men’s domestic violence shelter
Male victims of domestic abuse often avoid reporting attacks because they fear being arrested themselves. More than 700,000 men are thought to experience violence from a partner every year – but new research has shown that they risk counter-accusations. Dr Jessica McCarrick, a senior lecturer in Counselling Psychology at Teeside Continue reading Male domestic abuse victims at risk of being arrested
Escaping Domestic Violence by Women or Domestic Partners While the majority of domestic violence victims are women, abuse of men happens far more often than you’d probably expect. Typically, men are physically stronger than women but that doesn’t necessarily make it easier to escape the violence or the relationship. An abused Continue reading Help for Abused Men
When people talk about setting boundaries they are generally talking about one of two kinds of boundaries: Physical Boundaries or Emotional Boundaries. Physical boundaries govern our need and right to physical space and safety, including needs and rights in sexual interactions with another person. Emotional boundaries, on the other hand, govern Continue reading Got Boundaries?