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Gratitude

Thanksgiving is the season for gratitude where everyone is thinking about all the blessings that each has. Some of us think of how lucky we are to have family, homes, cars, food and so much more. But many people take it all for granted. And many more grumble about what they want. In fact, many …

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“He was abused as a child. That’s why he hits me.”

All too often, our clients will justify the abuser’s violent behavior.  The victims tell us that the abuser’s childhood was horrible.  He witnessed lots of violence. His mother was beaten in front of him.  He heard the screams. He saw the blood.  His childhood experiences are now his excuse for his own violent behavior. Sometimes the victim feels badly for …

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