Leaders and Celebrities Who Grew Up With Domestic Violence

Posted on 11/21/14

Leaders and celebrities who grew up

Did you know that some of the most accomplished and celebrated people grew up living with domestic violence? As we begin to look at the unsung gifts of adversity, I want to acknowledge those in the spotlight who have overcome

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Do You Feel Alone After a Childhood of Domestic Violence?

Posted on 11/18/14

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  Life after a childhood of domestic violence can feel very lonely. Such children learn early on that it can be safer to isolate themselves, plus they develop the belief that they cannot trust others – and so they keep

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Why Children Stay Silent About Domestic Violence

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Why children stay silent about domestic violence

Those who have never experienced domestic violence may sometimes question why a child would stay silent when living in such a home. Children don’t usually talk about it, though. They are afraid they may get into trouble. Or they fear

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Why We Need Some Name Calling Right about Now

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Name-calling is often a sign of bullying. When growing up with domestic violence, however, it is the lack of naming that is damaging. What if defining that complex experience could actually help you heal it? For example, as society came

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Believing the Lie That It’s Safer to Be Alone

Posted on 11/17/14

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Children who grow up with domestic violence often learn the lie that it’s safer to be alone. They learn that when you let others into your heart or your home, that they can hurt you if they want to. Such

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The Unsung Gifts of Adversity

Posted on 11/10/14

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No one wishes to have had a difficult or painful childhood. Such adversity scars people for life. Yet if you grew up living with domestic violence, you were forced to develop skills, awareness and abilities that can set you up

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Why We Feel Alone: No One Talks About It

Posted on 11/7/14

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It is common to feel alone when growing up with domestic violence. No one talks about it. We grow up believing our experiences are normal, and that our feelings are wrong, or they make us weak. The good news is

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Are You a Child of Domestic Violence?

Posted on 11/3/14

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Do you know if you are a child of domestic violence? Don’t be surprised if you’re not quite sure, or if your mind attempts to discount any “trouble” you may have experienced at home while growing up. Unfortunately, few people are

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