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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

DVAM Challenge 9: Share a Message of Support

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Understand your importance as a friend. What you say and do can really make a difference in someone's story. If a loved one confides in you that they are experiencing abuse, believe them and be there for them.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month

DVAM Challenge 8: For Frustrated Friends & Family

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Watching someone you love experience domestic violence can be very disheartening. If the person you care for is not reacting the way that you want them to -- for example, leaving the situation – it’s easy to become frustrated.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month

DVAM Challenge 7: Helping a Loved One

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Helping a friend or family member who is in an abusive relationship can be challenging. If you have noticed that your loved one’s relationship is unhealthy, remember that they need your support.
National Domestic Violence Hotline Blog

What Makes Teen Dating Abuse Unique

Teen dating abuse can be as serious and scary as violence within an adult relationship. The abuse faced by teens can manifest itself in a variety of forms including physical, verbal and digital.
National Domestic Violence Hotline Blog

RHOBH: “But Now We’ve Said It”

On tonight’s episode “Tempest in a Tea Party,” a heated discussion amongst the wives about loyalty and friendship turned into an unexpected intervention for Taylor Armstrong about her marriage.
National Domestic Violence Hotline Blog

RHBH: Taylor Shares Fears About Marriage With Friends

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In last night’s episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, we see the end of the trip with the housewives to Camille’s ski property. In a conversation between Taylor and Kyle, Taylor shared the anxiety she was experiencing about her failing marriage.
National Domestic Violence Hotline Awareness

What Makes Someone Speak Out Against Domestic Violence?

Have you often wondered what makes a person speak out against domestic violence? Is it because they themselves or a family member were abused by an intimate partner? Or did they see the injustice that the abused face and want to speak out to offer support and help?