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Domestic Violence Victims Turned Away

  Uploaded: Fri, Jan 20, 2017, 9:07 am County turns away 2,500 requests every year, advocates say by Sue Dremann / Palo Alto Weekly Erin O. stands outside the Los Gatos Library on January 16, 2017. She lost her home, children and finances after her partner froze access and lived…

“Why Do I Love My Abuser?”

  We hear from many people who are in abusive relationships, and even those who have left relationships, but say that they love their abusive partner. They wonder, “Why do I love someone who has hurt me so much?” It can feel strange, confusing and even wrong to love someone…

Please Read Audrey’s Story…

What A Vicious Burn Attack Taught This Woman About Inner Beauty   Photo: Courtesy of Audrey Mabrey. Beauty is most often cast as fun, frivolous, and vain. And though in the larger picture, things like mascara, blush, and lipstick indeed seem lighthearted — it is the business of appearances, after…

Domestic Violence in Affluent Marriages

Opening up about domestic violence, either to the police or one’s friends and family, is often difficult and frightening for many survivors. Many feel a sense of guilt and shame, as though some amount of responsibility for the abuse falls on their shoulders. This can be for myriad illogical reasons:…

“Closure” on NFL’S Domestic Violence Inquiry?

Jan 16 (The Sports Xchange) – Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott wants to see “closure” on the NFL’s domestic violence inquiry related to the assault accusations made by his ex-girlfriend over the summer. Elliott, the league’s leading rusher this season as a rookie, was accused of a second domestic…

Mariska Hargitay Speaks Out

Mariska Hargitay: ‘SVU’ helped change society’s views on rape By Tashara Jones January 12, 2017 | 10:00pm Modal Trigger Mariska Hargitay at TV Guide’s “Law & Order: SVU” party AP Mariska Hargitay says the best thing about having spent 18 years on “Law & Order” is that the show has helped…