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Is narcissism making you suffer? Discover the key signs of this manipulative abuse

September 24, 2020

Perpetrators of domestic abuse often have narcissistic personality traits. The type of manipulative abuse associated with narcissism can be highly damaging and is deliberately confusing. Understanding this type of abu...
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Stalking Awareness

April 22, 2020

Stalking during corona lockdown National Stalking Awareness Week is 20th to 24th April this year. There has never been another point in history when the stalking of domestic abuse survivors has been more prevalent and m...
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Coercive Control

September 25, 2019

It was one of those cases where I got a chilled feeling when the lady who’d just been referred to me was describing her situation with her husband. I completed a risk assessment form (DASH) which we as outreach workers...
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Economic Abuse Awareness

August 8, 2019

ECONOMIC ABUSE AWARENESS In this article, PayPlan’s CEO, Rachel Duffey explores the challenges of recognising clients who are experiencing economic abuse and what this means for debt advisers. It is estimated that ar...
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Social Isolation

May 1, 2019

Human contact including love, friendships, intimacy, family and a feeling of belonging are vital human needs. Psychologist Abraham Maslow talked about a hierarchy of human needs and suggested the need for social contact...
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Never too old

July 25, 2018

Domestic Abuse in Older Women This is one of four blogs focussing on domestic abuse in Older Women leading up to International Day for Older Persons on 1st October 2018. Domestic abuse is often wrongly considered to ...
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Does he tell you you’re crazy?

January 24, 2018

Have you heard of gaslighting? It’s a term that comes from a 1938 stage play called Gas Light in which a woman suffers systematic psychological manipulation by her husband. Film adaptations of the story were release...
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Use Day of Older Persons to think

October 1, 2017

Today (Sunday, October 1) is the International Day of Older Persons; a day designated by the United Nations back in 1990. The day is given a theme each year and for 2017 it is: “Stepping into the Future: Tapping ...
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“Am I going crazy?”

July 10, 2017

A question often asked by a woman on her first phone call to us. The answer to this question could begin a new hope inside her, determine that she is not crazy and help her see a future. Domestic abuse is often emotio...
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Domestic abuse – some things old, some things new

May 15, 2017

After 16 years of hard work, dedication and achieving success for Broxtowe Women’s Project (BWP), founder member Andrea Lucy-Hirst has decided to step down from the management committee. A conversation with her reveals...
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    When he uses the child to abuse you.

    Abusive fathers will use their children in a variety of different ways to perpetuate domestic abuse. Using children is highly effective as a way of exerting power and control over their intimate partners or former partners.

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