Posts Tagged ‘abuse’

Escaping Trauma (Examples from the movie “Precious”)

November 23rd, 2009

traumaHave you seen the movie “Precious”?  I found it to be very moving, upsetting and enlightening.  I thought that the main character, Precious, gave us some excellent examples of the negative effects of trauma and abuse – be it physical, sexual, or emotional.

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Intimate Partner Violence

May 11th, 2009

love-handsIntimate Partner Violence, also known as Domestic Violence and Dating Violence, is a very secretive affair.  Folks don’t talk about it, but approximately one in four couples (straight and same-sex) experience it.  (Barnes, It’s Just a Quarrel’, American Bar Association Journal, February 1998, p. 25.)  Most of the times, it remains a secret out of shame and embarrassment.  Other times, partners might not identify the dynamics as abuse or violence.  What ever the case, you don’t have to accept this kind of relationship. 

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Healing from Abuse

November 2nd, 2008

It’s obvious…abuse hurts.  Sexual, physical, emotional and mental abuse causes pain and suffering.  People who’ve been abused often feel shame too.  Our culture doesn’t smile upon the vulnerable and hurt.  In fact, it often judges those who’ve been victimized, no matter whether your a man or woman, gay or straight.

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