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Recovering From Emotional Abuse

Recovering From Emotional Abuse

It is never too late to seek assistance in your recovery from emotional abuse. Never think that you cannot just walk away from the abuse and begin a new, healthier life. This transformation is unlikely to occur overnight, or even in a relatively short time, but it can happen. It can happen through the support of your friends and family, as well as commitment and effort on your part. Take responsibility for your life and beginning rebuilding. Emotional abuse is…

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Gender Inequities Promote Violence Against Women

Gender Inequities Promote Violence Against Women

Gender-based violence is a widespread problem throughout the entire world. Statistics show that up to one-third of women have been coerced into sex, beaten or otherwise abused. This is often at the hands of someone the woman knows — a husband or even other family members. Astonishingly one-quarter of women have experienced abuse while pregnant. This gender-based violence is a reflection of the inequalities that exist between the genders. The victims security, dignity, health and autonomy are ultimately compromised because…

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Tips For Dating After An Assault

Tips For Dating After An Assault

You may feel some hesitation to either start a new relationship or resume a current one after a rape. Don’t feel like you need to move swiftly; perhaps you should just feel comfortable in activities with close friends. Waiting for a bit may help you overcome some uncomfortable feelings. Dating by its nature can be uncomfortable and the potential intimacy can be even more so. Here are a few things you can do to help your anxiety level. –Make decisions…

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Defining Domestic Violence

Defining Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is generally defined as different types of abuse that happen in homes between couples or families. Many of us, when we think of domestic violence, see a picture of a man abusing his wife or girlfriend. Oftentimes, however, women are also abusers with men as their victims. So in truth, violence perpetrated with a family member could be considered domestic violence. There are many forms and variations of domestic violence. You may see emotional or psychological abuse, property…

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Recovery Steps After an Assault

Recovery Steps After an Assault

Healing both mentally and physically after a sexual assault can be a difficult path to navigate. You don’t have to do this alone; there are support groups and friends and family that can help. And don’t force yourself into a set timeframe for completion. You may begin to feel depressed in the days following the assault. These feelings may bring feelings of confusion as well. This can be especially prevalent if you have people around you tell you to “Just…

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Regaining Your Sexuality After Rape

Regaining Your Sexuality After Rape

Rape is an experience that cannot and should not be minimized; however many professionals say that victims should attempt to get back to a normal way of life including a healthy sexual outlook. Because self-image and self worth are affect by rape, as well as ignoring one’s sexuality it is important to address this. Many rape victims report they are experiencing tendencies of promiscuity or frigidness. One of the first things to address is to heal any physical scars or…

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Helping Victims of Family Violence

Helping Victims of Family Violence

One of the most prevalent crimes in America today is that of family violence. According to statistics, more than 16 percent of American couples have experienced a physical assault. While it is not always involved, emergency responders such as police officers and emergency room physicians will say that it is involved in a very high percentage of these incidents. The family is considered to be an organization that if there are indications in violence in any part of that organization,…

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Supporting a Rape Victim as a Friend

Supporting a Rape Victim as a Friend

Rape is a crime that happens far to often to both men and women. If someone you know has been raped your friendship can be a very important part of the healing and recovery for that person. The first thing you need to do is believe the person. Unfortunately, rape is often not reported because, in addition to the shame, many victims do not feel that they are being believed. Recognize that your friend trusts you very much in order…

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Tips For Teens to Avoid Date Rape

Tips For Teens to Avoid Date Rape

Presently, acquaintance or date rape is the most common sexual assault crime. Many people believe that acquaintance rape is not as serious. Others believe this type of sexual assault is not a real rape. However, this is incorrect because any sexual assault is very serious. No one ever asked to be raped. No one deserves to be raped. No matter the relationship between the perpetrator and victim it is a felony. Acquaintance rape is just as devastating as an assault…

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Healing After Childhood Abuse

Healing After Childhood Abuse

Many adults who experienced sexual abuse as children may have some issues and conflicted feelings toward sexuality and sex. From one side, it is complete a natural thing to feel attracted to your partner, or potential partner and part of this is to express these feelings sexually. The other side is that there are painful feelings and memories that can be experience when having sex. Childhood abuse survivors often are conflicted by the act that caused so much pain in…

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