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    “Maybe you never considered yourself a bully, a batterer or an abuser before, but maybe you are — to yourself.”

    ― Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

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    “And THAT is how you fall into an abusive relationship: when you start acting in a way so as not to upset the other person or set them off. You’ve given away control of your own life, bit by bit, bit by bit. It’s incremental, until one day, you have hidden so much of yourself you get lost.”

    ― Rose McGowan, Brave

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    “Research about marital relationships in general reveals that husbands are likely to receive more support from their spouse and thus fair far better, while women tend to receive less support and experience greater stress from giving support. These are among the conditions that contribute to the higher rates of depression in women.”

    ― Carol A Lambert, Women with Controlling Partners: Taking Back Your Life from a Manipulative or Abusive Partner

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    One important aspect of living well in the midst of a disappointing relationship is to grieve the losses that come with it. You need to grieve fully your broken dreams and broken heart and allow yourself the gift of healing. Pretending is not going to get you there. Facing your pain, sadness, hurts, and unmet expectations fully will help you embrace your life as it is and use the truth as the center point for the journey.

    ~ Sharie Stines, Psy.D.

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    Re: Quotes about Abuse, Domestic Violence

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel View Post
    One important aspect of living well in the midst of a disappointing relationship is to grieve the losses that come with it. You need to grieve fully your broken dreams and broken heart and allow yourself the gift of healing. Pretending is not going to get you there. Facing your pain, sadness, hurts, and unmet expectations fully will help you embrace your life as it is and use the truth as the center point for the journey.

    ~ Sharie Stines, Psy.D.
    This also applies to separation and divorce.

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    Physicians not immune to intimate partner violence
    Canadian Medical Association Journal
    November 19, 2018

    In Canada, 4% of people older than 15 have experienced physical or sexual violence by a current or former spouse or dating partner in the past 5 years, according to Statistics Canada's General Social Survey (2014 data). About 80% of victims reporting to police are women...

    "Physicians are trained to screen their patients for IPV [intimate partner violence], but few consider that they themselves could find themselves in such a relationship. There’s considerable stigma around it."

    Some abusers control the couple’s finances, and their victims “might have all the trappings of a successful life but not have money.”

    “The more people start talking about it, the more it becomes acceptable to talk about what is going on. I’m hopeful that we can bring it out into the open.”

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    Intimate Partner Violence Experienced by Physicians
    Journal of Primary Care & Community Health
    October 20, 2020

    Intimate partner violence (IPV) is an increasing public health concern. IPV impacts 1 in 4 women and 1 in 10 men in the United States, resulting in $3.6 trillion in costs over victims’ lifetimes. World Health Organization (WHO) defines intimate partner violence (IPV) as physical, sexual or psychological harm caused by an intimate partner or ex-partner...

    IPV was reported by 24% of respondents. The most frequent abuses reported were: verbal (15%), physical (8%) followed by sexual abuse (4%) and stalking (4%)...This is the first survey to our knowledge that confirms that physicians experience IPV at a rate consistent or higher than the national level.

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