Tag Archive: abusive relationship

Intimate Partner Violence: Straight or Gay – What is IPV?

DV poster with male face

What is IPV? What do those letters stand for? What does it mean? Are you wondering what it has to do with domestic violence? I.P.V. is the abbreviation for Intimate Partner Violence. The definition of IPV, or intimate partner violence, as shared by the CDC is this: Intimate partner violence—also called domestic violence, battering, or spouse…

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE—DO I STAY OR DO I LEAVE THIS ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP?

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE—STAYING OR LEAVING AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP What a decision! Do I stay in or leave this abusive relationship? For victims, the most difficult, and dangerous, time is deciding upon staying in or leaving an abusive relationship. I’ve been reflecting upon my first marriage, with its domestic violence and resulting divorce. Having been raised in…

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – She had it Coming to Her

So, you don’t believe that mindset still exists, that abusers don’t still use the line, “I wouldn’t have hit her, but she had it coming.”? I recently watched a rerun of a Dr. Phil episode wherein he was interviewing a couple who were separated and dealing with purported domestic violence. The wife related she had…