Some parents engage in domestic abuse by influencing their children to fear, dislike or distrust their other parent. What happens next is a cascade of losses.
Two poems that were originally excised from ‘Ariel,’ Plath’s seminal poetry collection, vividly channel the painful experience of losing an unborn child.
Family courts’ hostility – both in the US and abroad – toward claims of paternal or spousal abuse has been widely reported. Now there’s an in-depth study that documents that hostility.
Calls to police and hotlines by domestic violence victims increased during the pandemic. This translates into an expanded number of families that will need help even after the pandemic.
Planning is the most important phase in preparing to leave a violent relationship — and that includes financial planning.
Que sera, sera? Well, maybe not. Nothing says that women have to accept the status quo. Doris Day spoke out about wife-beating in an era in which it wasn’t accepted. Surely there are lessons.
Rob Porter’s ex-wife Jennifer Willoughby wrote movingly about staying in what she described as an abusive relationship. Her experiences are echoed in studies of abused women across the country.
Years after their trials, he got in touch with the victims he thought he had helped. They described feeling ‘dumped’ by the system.
Women make up a major portion of the Canadian workforce. That’s why employers need to step up to help those in domestic abuse situations.