Do Anger Management Courses Actually “Fix” Domestic Abusers?
Domestic violence is often defined as abusive behaviors against intimate partners. The abuse can be physical, sexual, verbal, and/or psychological. It is also against the law in North Carolina. According to the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 63 homicides were committed in North Carolina due to domestic violence in 2021. In the United States,…Read More
My Ex-Boyfriend Took Out Credit Cards in My Name: HELP!
We recently read a story about a woman who lived with her partner for nine years. The woman found out her boyfriend at the time had taken out two credit cards in her name without her permission. He said he would pay off the debts when she confronted him about it. He did for some…Read More
Understanding Coercive Control, and How it Leads to Domestic Abuse
Domestic abuse often involves verbal, physical, and sexual abuse. However, it can also include manipulative, grooming-like behaviors that can create a situation that is challenging to leave. This is called “coercive control,” and it is often a precursor to physical or sexual abuse. Coercive control is defined as behavior that is strategic, oppressive, and terroristic.…Read More
Domestic Violence Is Not Always Physical
At this point, most people are familiar with the term domestic violence. Hearing it conjures up thoughts of bruises, broken bones, and wondering how damage like that can so easily remain hidden. Other facts that people are just beginning to understand is that not all domestic abuse is suffered by women, nor is it just…Read More
Coronavirus and Domestic Violence: Your Options
Everyone is aware of, and has been affected by, the COVID-19 pandemic spreading throughout the world. As a result, North Carolina and other states across the nation have enacted stay-at-home orders, designed to slow the spread of the virus and keep our citizens safe. Other than essential work and activities, most of us are staying…Read More
Help for Victims of Domestic Violence during an Outbreak
In order to flatten the curve of COVID-19, North Carolina has taken some drastic but necessary steps, such as the closing of all schools. One such step was to reduce the number of people going to local courts by postponing as many cases as possible in district and superior courts, starting March 16th. For many…Read More
Be a Survivor: Divorce Based on Domestic Violence
Domestic violence has become such a significant crisis in the United States that the entire month of October is dedicated to its awareness. For those who are battered, it can seem like an impossible situation to escape. The National Domestic Violence Hotline reports that “More than 1 in 3 women (35.6%) and more than 1…Read More