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Archive for January, 2014

Abusive Relationship Dynamics – When an Offer Becomes a Curse

Friday, January 24th, 2014

by Dr. Jeanne King, Ph.D.

“I’m offering ‘such and such,’ and if you do not accept my offer…I’ll just continue offering it to you until you do.” Sound familiar?

Some people think domestic abuse is about the mean things people do to you. They believe it is all about the hitting, slapping and name-calling. But that is the icing on the cake… That is the outward manifestation of one’s effort to regain control felt-to-be lost.

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Domestic Violence Fighting and the Scorched Earth Strategy at Home and in Divorce Court

Monday, January 13th, 2014

by Dr. Jeanne King, Ph.D.

“Scorched earth” refers to a military strategy, which involves destroying anything that might be useful to the enemy while advancing through or withdrawing from an area. (Wikipedia)

The first time I heard this term was 17 years ago in divorce court while entangled in legal stalking with a court-documented child and spouse abuser. At the time I didn’t really understand the concept, but counsel kept referring to it as the opposition’s strategy.

To read the complete article, please visit Domestic Violence Fighting and the Scorched Earth Strategy at Home and in Divorce Court

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Do You Think Domestic Abusers Can Change?

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

by Dr. Jeanne King, Ph.D.

Many people will tell you that abusers don’t change. Some will say that they can’t change. I’m here to tell you that I see positive change in many people who previously abused their domestic partners.

I’ve seen these people evolve into loving, caring and responsible men/women. They tell me that they love the new options they have integrated into their lives. These patients have shown me that learned battering behavior can be unlearned.

To read the complete article, please visit Do You Think Domestic Abusers Can Change? 3 Cornerstones of Abusive Behavior Change

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