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Is Your Relationship Healthy and Safe?

“He’s been verbally abusive for several years, but this last time he became violent,” 28-year-old Nancy told her True Care Advocate. “Although I changed the locks on the house, he still comes by to see the kids, and I’m concerned for both my safety and theirs.” Nancy was pregnant by her abusive husband and sought … Continued


Is Your Partner a Gaslighter?

There’s lighting up cigarettes. There’s gas that lights our furnaces. Then there are gaslighters, and they aren’t the people who smoke cigarettes or those who light the furnace pilots. So then, what is a gaslighter? Gaslighting – A Form of Abuse A gaslighter is a person who psychologically abuses another, using statements such as “You’re … Continued


Campus Safety Awareness Month: Tips for Staying Safe

A female college student, whom we’ll call Grace*, met a man while attending North Carolina State University, with whom she began a romantic relationship. For the first few years, all seemed perfect – then she moved in with him and the darkness quickly overshadowed her. Suffering through emotional, physical, and sexual abuse during the short summer … Continued


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