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Ask Carolyn: July 5, 2018 Carolyn Woodruff

Today’s Ask Carolyn addresses the marriage of minor children in the United States and a domestic violence situation involving parents who won’t allow their 20-year-old to move out.   Dear Carolyn, I am concerned about an article I recently read concerning underage girls as young as 12 and 13 years old marrying older males in South …

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Recognizing Abusive Relationships Carolyn Woodruff

Dear Carolyn, I am married for the second time. My first husband, who I divorced, was physically and verbally abusive. I got out. The problem is I am right back in a miserable, abusive relationship—although quite different. This second husband (and might I add my last husband) is quite controlling on most every aspect of …

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Cyberstalked by the Ex-Spouse Carolyn Woodruff

Dear Carolyn: My ex-spouse is harassing me with emails and text messages. This ex is saying very mean, nasty things and calling me names. It just won’t stop. I hate to give up my cell phone number and my email address, as it would be quite complicated to change. I feel threatened. It’s like I …

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Confronting Child Sexual Abuse Carolyn Woodruff

In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, today I’m posting an excerpt from Ask Carolyn 2 that addresses one survivor’s struggle with the secrecy of childhood sexual abuse and her search for closure.   Dear Carolyn, I am now 32, and my sister is 35. We were both molested by our stepfather. Our mother “knew,” …

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5 More Crazy Divorce Stories Venn Crawford

One of my most popular posts last month was about crazy divorce stories, including the incredible saga that was the Wee Man’s Chronic Tacos custody hearing. Since so many people have been enjoying them, I’ve dug around the internet and found five more crazy divorce stories to delight and appall you. Fighting Dirty An ex-wife …

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30 Years of Abuse: What Weinstein’s Violence Reveals Venn Crawford

On October 5, 2017, The New York Times released an article exposing decades of sexual abuse perpetrated by Harvey Weinstein, a well-known film producer and powerful player in Hollywood. After the article’s publication, a stream of new accusations surfaced, and journalists dug deeper, discovering a network of employees and private investigators who gathered information on …

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Call the police if you overhear physical abuse and fear the victim is in danger.
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What if Someone I Know Is Being Abused? Venn Crawford

Last week we discussed the damaging nature of emotional abuse, as well as the cycle that abuse follows. We emphasized the importance of understanding the cycle of abuse in recognizing and combating domestic violence, but how can we tell when someone is being abused, and what do we do? First off, the individual being abused …

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