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Recovering From Narcissistic Abuse Without Validation

Recovering From Narcissistic Abuse Without Validation

One of the tragedies of narcissistic abuse is that victims never get the validation so desperately needed from their abuser(s), to help them recover from narcissistic abuse.

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Older Women As Victims of Domestic Violence

Older Women As Victims of Domestic Violence

 It can be difficult to think of older women as the victims of domestic violence, spousal abuse, rape, or emotional abuse. My grandmother suffered into her 70s.

Intimate partner violence has been called the “hidden variable” in the lives of older adult women (65 and older). In our youth-driven culture, it can be difficult to think of older women as the victims of domestic violence, spousal abuse, rape, or emotional abuse, chiefly because it is uncomfortable for us to consider the elderly as romantically and sexually active. These are younger women’s problems, goes the popular attitude, and media and social services directed at victims of IPV seem to concur. If you’ve ever thought this way, you’re not alone. Studies have shown even physicians are reluctant to ask older women about domestic violence, particularly sexual abuse.

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Cyber Bullying is Dangerous: What Parents Need to Know

Cyber Bullying is Dangerous: What Parents Need to Know

Although cyber bullying is not seen by many parents as being as serious as face-to-face bullying, it can be more dangerous as it creates the possibility of a wide-spread and more severe attack on an individual. The effect of bullying can be devastating and cyber bullying can result in peer group exclusion, victimization, and public humiliation of a child or adolescent.

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