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Archive for November, 2007

Emotional and Verbal Abuse Can Be Symptoms of a Dangerously Abusive Relationship

Friday, November 16th, 2007

By Dr. Jeanne King, Ph.D.

Verbal abuse and emotional abuse may be the signs; NOT the syndrome.

It is friend, NOT enemy. It is not something to get upset AT, but rather something to grab your attention and seek to understand more.

I liken it to frequent awakening in the middle of the night, or to the chills or constipation.

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Why Does She Stay?

Monday, November 5th, 2007

By Dr. Jeanne King, Ph.D.

In the story I commented about the other day, I find a statement that I hear far too often.

Ramsay says, “To this day, I will never understand why mum stayed with him. She deserved so much better and so much more; it still pains me to remember how badly he treated her.”

Once entangled, deeply entangled–especially with children involved–leaving can pose greater imagined threats than staying. And so, many women stay because they long to avert what they feel is the bigger danger. We find this more with women who are the economically unempowered partner in the relationship. (more…)

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Domestic Abuse from the Child’s Eyes as an Adult Survivor

Saturday, November 3rd, 2007

By Dr. Jeanne King, Ph.D.

Each time I read a story like this, “Ramsay: No one should suffer abuse like my mum,” I think to myself: early detection is the absolute best intervention and prevention of domestic abuse.

Famous chef and restaurateur Gordon Ramsay writes of his own experience wittnessing domestic abuse and the many losses that came with the package.

LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) — “No child should ever have to live in fear in their own home. A home should be a place where you feel safe and loved; when I was a kid, our home was anything but that.” … For the complete story

If you or someone you know struggles with domestic abuse, seek to properly identify it before it causes serious harm to them and to their children.

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