Domestic Violence Story Two

In the domestic violence story below a beautiful growth pattern that happens with a few people involved in domestic violence is illustrated. The first stage of the story comes when the person is in the heart of being abused in a domestic violence situation. In the second stage of the story, there is an evolution ... Read more

Domestic Violence Story Five

My name is not important-then again, I am not important. I have been literally swepted into this cloud I have allowed to be enveloped in for three years now. He frightens me, as he moves paper around the desk near me and makes loud drops of various pens, knowing it alarms my soul and makes ... Read more

Dove’s Story

After 14 years, I experienced physical, emotional and verbal abuse from my husband. I decided that enough was enough; and for the sake of my three children who were growing older, I needed to end the abusive marriage. After finally speaking up and saying, "no more!" to my abuser, I was able to get out. ... Read more

FAQ About Domestic Violence Cases

My spouse called the police, but she wants the case against me to be dismissed. Won’t the prosecutor dismiss my case if she refuses to press charges? The myth of a case being dismissed when the alleged victim “refuses to press charges” is one of the biggest misconceptions about criminal law. The fact is that ... Read more

Recognizing Abuse

People engage in abusive behavior to try to get their way when others will not, or cannot, comply with their impulses and other demands.  The violence involved in physical abuse, for example, is a tool by which an abuser forces others to do what he, or she, wants.  Sexual abuse, controlling behavior, manipulation, verbal abuse, ... Read more