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Domestic Violence by Proxy – How to Heal the Lingering Legacy of Trauma, Tragedy and Terror

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

by Dr. Jeanne King, Ph.D.

Being shoved out of your children’s lives is a violation like none other. Rallying your kids up to be the pistol that carries the bullets blasting your heart open is equally horrific.

In fact, this method was one practiced by Hitler in tormenting the Jews. Literally, …the children were ordered to shoot their parents in cold blood. I can hear the sound of those rifles now.

When this trauma is yours, you know how it colors your entire life. In every fiber of your being, you hold a piece of its reality. It’s your trauma. It’s your tragedy and it inspires your terror.

How do you see it for what it is? And how to you grow beyond it?

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Domestic Violence Counseling – Will You Please Fix My Husband, for Crying Out Loud!

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

by Dr. Jeanne King, Ph.D.

Oftentimes men and women in abusive relationships seek therapy primarily to “fix” the other person. He may say, “Will you fix her?” Or, she may say, “Please fix him.” But that’s not the way it works in domestic violence counseling.

The Therapy Fix

While it may be accurate that the things one says about the other are indeed true…or appear to be in play in their relationship, this doesn’t mean that a third party can wave a magic wand and make those things go away.

To read the complete article, please visit Domestic Violence Counseling – Will You Please Fix My Husband, for Crying Out Loud!

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Domestic Abuse and Alcohol Abuse – Who Is Abandoning Whom?

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

by Dr. Jeanne King, Ph.D.

Domestic abuse counseling is fertile ground to reveal and sort out marital misconceptions within oneself and between each other. In cases of alcohol abuse, couples frequently show up in domestic abuse treatment with false beliefs about one another. And these beliefs are often the trigger for their domestic disputes, or the rough spots that prevent long-term relationship repair.

In domestic abuse couples treatment, we have the opportunity to sort out what is true and what is not. The process is transformational for the individuals and for their relationship.

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