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Ursula’s story: Know the signs and accept that you are being abused

Ursula’s story: Know the signs and accept that you are being abused

BETHESDA, Maryland, October 21, 2014 — Ursula* is a survivor of domestic violence and pathological abuse living, raising her child and healing in The United States. My relationship started off wonderful. I thought I had met the man of my dreams. He was nice, charming, always buying me gifts and we had this crazy chemistry.

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Ebola plunges America into an epidemic of stupid

WASHINGTON, October 20, 2014 – A Maine teacher who visited Dallas for a conference was told to stay home for 21 days. School district administrators explained on their website, “the district and the staff member understand the parents’ concerns. Therefore, after several discussions with the staff member, out of an abundance of caution, this staff

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Teresa’s story: He was a sociopath, not a good guy with a few bad demons

BETHESDA, Maryland, October 20, 2014 — Teresa* is a survivor of domestic violence and pathological abuse living, raising her son and healing in The United States. I met Sam shortly after I had moved back to my home state. I was in a bad place and sought comfort in his simplicity. When we first began

FLICKR/ Leighton Pritchard

Sofia’s advice on domestic violence: “Take off the blindfold. Knowledge is power.”

BETHESDA, Maryland, October 19, 2014 — Sofia* is a survivor of domestic violence and pathological abuse living and recovering in The United Kingdom. Before the relationship, I was vulnerable. I had just lost my father and come out of a long-term relationship. I wanted marriage and children. During the relationship, for the first few years

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Obama picks Ron Klain, political hack, as Ebola czar; do you feel safer now?

WASHINGTON, October 18, 2014 — President Obama, concluding that the threat of Ebola in America is a managerial and political problem rather than a public health issue, appointed Ron Klain as his Ebola Czar. Not Dr. Ron Klain, epidemiologist. Not Ron klain, MD, infectious disease specialist. This Ron Klain: @WendyDavisTexas really making her case in #TexasDebates against

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Rachel’s story: Betrayal, abuse at the hands of a narcissist

BETHESDA, Maryland, October 18, 2014 — Rachel* is a survivor of domestic violence and pathological abuse living, thriving and raising her children in The United States. I must have been weak and needed help, because Mr. Right (wrong) rode up in a nice car and “saved” me from my lonely life and “fixed it” so

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