Things People in Abusive Relationship Need to Remember

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I have been working with people for over 25 years who have been in abusive relationships. The abuse my clients dealt with most often took place within their families of origin, with their partners or spouses, as well as in highly controlled religious communities and abusive work environments. While many of my clients were finally able to break free, there were … Read More

Top Reasons People do NOT report Sexual Harassment

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So many people, of all ages and genders, deal with the pain of sexual harassment. It runs the gamut from being an annoyance and nuisance, to being intimidating, overwhelming, or downright terrifying . It is one of the most under-reported behaviors, along with sexual abuse, physical abuse, and neglect. The victims of the sexual harassment are often aware that their … Read More

Things that Kill Intimacy:

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Maintaining a relationship is a difficult thing to do, especially when you need to try to speak openly about potentially uncomfortable subjects.  One of the parts of a relationship that goes downhill quickly when communication is challenging is intimacy. After working with couples for over 26 years, I have found that those conversations are often easier than expected. The fear … Read More