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Should victims of domestic violence be offered witness protection services?

Survivors usually bear the financial and emotional costs of creating a new identity; and if they have children and need to flee, then the task can be particularly difficult<p>"She's put a letter on file with us. It says: 'If you find me dead, this is who it is,'" says Dianne Whitfield, a Rape Crisis …

Domestic abuse survivor: 'Injunctions won't stop my ex'

Gillian fears her former partner will track her down on his release from prison. She is preparing to leave her home and build a new life for herself and her children<p>Gillian is calm as she states what she believes will happen when her ex-partner is released from jail. "He will kill me," she says. …

Domestic violence victim wins damages from Metropolitan police

The woman was sexually exploited by a constable answering her 999 call for help after a violent attack by her then partner<p>A victim of domestic violence has won her case for damages against the Metropolitan police after being sexually exploited by a constable answering her 999 call for help.<p>The case …

Domestic violence: why did my sister have to die?

After years of abuse, Jeannette Chambers' sister Christine tried to leave her partner. One night he let himself into her house, murdering her and their two-year-old daughter. Christine had called for help dozens of times: why didn't the police do more to protect them?<p>"I was meant to pick her up …

Why does Lebanese bill on domestic violence fail to tackle marital rape?

Long-awaited bill originally drafted to protect women from violence has, bizarrely, endorsed a 'marital right to intercourse'<p>Until last week, there was no legislation protecting women from domestic violence in Lebanon, a country that exonerates rapists who marry their victims.<p>A landmark bill – the …

Solange and Jay-Z: it's simply not the same if a man is hit by a woman

Men are bigger than women. And they're not routinely the least bit scared of us<p>Who knows what prompted Solange Knowles to lash out at her brother-in-law, Jay-Z, in a lift at the Met ball, held back by a bodyguard, while her sister, Beyoncé, passively observed? Was Solange drunk, frustrated about …

Funding cuts mean 'more women will remain in violent, abusive relationships'

Lawyers speak out about $43m cut from legal assistance, causing family violence programs to be scaled down or scrapped<p>Federal funding cuts to community legal centres will mean more women stay in abusive relationships, lawyers warned on Thursday.<p>More than $43m was cut from funding to legal …

Why Do People Cheat on Their Partners?

Cheating is quite common and the reasons are multiple. Rather than reviewing the many reasons people cheat, I'm going to focus on one of the main one -- self-abandonment. Self-abandonment leads to an inner emptiness that results in a person seeking to be filled up externally.<p>For example, Celine …

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Marriage Problems That Lead To Divorce After Decades

<i>By Laura Seldon for GalTime.com</i><p>When Ann Morgan James’ husband asked her for a divorce just two months shy of their 18th wedding anniversary, she was blindsided. The California author says she was fully aware the couple was having trouble, but believed they could make the relationship work. Her …

10 Signs You're At Risk Of Being Dumped

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6 Reasons Pickup Artists Absolutely Don't Make The Best Husbands

The pickup artist (PUA) community is notorious for treating women like prey to be caught, using a form of calculated verbal manipulation. But YourTango writer Matthew Hoelscher wants you to know that these dudes would totally make awesome life partners!<p>Hoelscher argues that PUAs have "truly …

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The 17 Most Important Ways Partying Changes in Your Late 20s

Shots! Shots! Shots! = Hard pass.<p><b>1. What used to be "pregaming" is now the whole party.</b> A night is no longer split into pregaming, going out, and the after-party. Nor, after that, the hotel lobby. You can have a few drinks at your house and feel perfectly satisfied instead of like, "This is the …

We're Loving Rita Ora's Cover of Beyoncé's "Drunk In Love"

Shhh... Don't tell The Beygency.<p>Imagine "Drunk In Love," stripped down, acoustic, <i>and</i> sans Beyoncé'. It's a scary premise off the bat, but when you swap out Queen Bey's vocals for Rita Ora's mezzo-soprano tones, it's actually quite lovely — just don't tell The Beygency we think so.<p>Ora hit French …

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10 Maya Angelou Quotes That'll Make You Love Life and Get Sh*t Done

Inspiration straight from a legend<p>Maya Angelou, the renowned poet and author, passed away this morning at age 86. Celebrate her life and honor her legacy with these 10 motivational quotes—they're guaranteed to stir up feelings of determination, pride, and compassion.<p>"Success is liking yourself, …