Angela Marie Humphrey-Embry

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Should victims of domestic violence be offered witness protection services?

"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 representative for the West Midlands.<p>The domestic abuse survivor she's speaking of – we'll call her Emma – lives in fear of her former partner being released from jail …

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

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. "Whether he will kill the kids, I don't know – but he will kill me, because he has got it in his head that there's no him without me, and there is no me without …

Domestic violence victim wins damages from Metropolitan police

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 is one of the first taken against the force over alleged gross abuse of power by an officer who targeted a vulnerable …

Domestic violence: why did my sister have to die?

"I was meant to pick her up that day for court," says Jeannette Chambers, with a painful smile. She tucks her chin down, gulps for breath, then looks up with fierce intent. She's trying to form the words that will explain how she discovered that her sister and two-year-old niece had been …

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

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 protection of women and family members from domestic violence – was passed by the Lebanese parliament on 1 April. All of the …

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

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 her career, sticking up for her sister – all or none of the above? The recently …

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

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 assistance services last December, hitting around 60 centres across Australia, and causing some family violence programs to be …

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.<p>Cheating is quite common and the reasons are multiple. Rather than reviewing the many reasons people cheat, I'm going to focus on …

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 …

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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 …

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