Enticement—the Feel-Good Stuff—Is Part of Abuse

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Kristin Carmichael explains how apologies, gifts, promises, and better behavior are not the end of abuse but part of the cycle that keeps victims trapped.

Hope Wins! An Ancient Lesson About Overcoming Fear

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How can we learn to nurture hope over fear?

The Man In The White Hat

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Steven Downey talks about life, his wife, and working in a Woman’s Shelter.

Raising Compassionate Boys: Healing Mistakes

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“The wound is the place where the light enters you” ~Rumi (on parenting?) One morning when my older son was 6 year old, he would not get out of bed until 7:45–30 minutes before school started. Then he wouldn’t eat his eggs since he was distracted by his Pokemon cards, so I threw the cards […]

Whether Men Haze Bison or Humans, The Explanations Are Oddly Similar

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Haze (v): (1) Drive in a specific direction while on horseback; (2) Force to perform strenuous, humiliating, or dangerous tasks

Psychological Abuse is the First Warning: Run, Get Out

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A checklist of signs of psychological abuse as well as a list of the effects psychological abuse can have on the victim.

A Single Threat Of Violence

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Dennis Milam Bensie discusses a relationship of a different time period, but an issue still very present in our current culture.

Men Too Are Victims of Domestic Violence

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How to recognize domestic violence against men and what to do about it

You Can Be Stubborn and Struggle, or You Can Seek Help

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Curt Moyer explains how, before he sought therapy, he’d spent a lifetime pushing people away.

“Chris Brown is SUPPOSED to be convincing us beyond any shadow of a doubt that he will never do something like he did to Rihanna ever again.”

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This is a comment by Grey Aiken on the post “Chris Brown’s Twitter Deactivated After Tweet War with Comedy Writer”.

The Power of the Personal in Politics

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With our voices united we could turn stories from male survivors of childhood sexual abuse into action.

Boy P.O.W.

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An abused boy with the courage of a prisoner of war.

“Until someone has experienced my horrors, no one has the right to tell me to forgive.”

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This is a comment by W.R.R. on the post “Why Forgiving Others Makes Life Better For You”. Trigger warning: contains references to child sexual abuse and rape.

“There are no excuses left to justify the lack of support for men.”

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This is a comment by Archy on the post “David Beckham, Jeremy Lin and Eli Manning: Taking a Stand Against Violence Against Women”.

CDC’s National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey

Trigger warning for rape, abuse, sexual violence, and stalking. The CDC has recently released the results of a new, national, methodologically sound study about the prevalance of sexual violence and rape. Statistics, commentary, and angry ranting below.

Harrowing Tale of an Abused Man

Trigger warning for description of abuse. From Tumblr: She complained that I had upset her by wanting to talk when she had told me she didn’t want to talk. As I began to feel uncomfortable, I said, “You’re saying it’s my fault you can’t express your emotions responsibly like an adult?” She said, “Yes!! It’s […]