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Vanessa’s story: No one can make you leave; you have to do it for yourself

Vanessa’s story: No one can make you leave; you have to do it for yourself

BETHESDA, Maryland, October 22, 2014 — Vanessa* is a survivor of domestic violence and pathological abuse living, fighting for her children and healing in The United States. I was very young when I entered the relationship. I was 21 when I met him. Before meeting him, I was social and outgoing. I was living at

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Behold the new 2014 Mazda 6 – one formidable sedan to consider

San Francisco, October 21, 2014 — The car market is very competitive and extremely emulous, the Koreans upped the ante with the new Hyundai Sonata & the Kia Optima, followed by the Japanese with new models such as the Honda Accord and Nissan Altima.  Not long thereafter, Ford released its just-minted Ford Fusion, Lincoln with its MKZ and Chevy

FLICKR/ Amanda Lockwood

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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PAIRED: Slow-cooked food and Lodge Cast Iron

SEATTLE, October 14, 2014 — For the first time on Paried, we’re excited to announce a giveaway sponsored by our friends at Lodge. One caller will win a 5 quart dutch oven, cook book and silicone handle holders, shipped directly to them from Lodge*! Listeners can dial (914) 803-4460 to ask your questions and for a chance

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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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