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Holidays; Surviving & thriving.

The holidays can be a time of increased stress with abusers taking that out on their partner. For those who succeeded in leaving and have shared custody, it can be disquieting to deal with timing and logistics. Gift buying can swing from joy to frustration or even anger as you try to prepare for your ex purchasing expensive gifts to influence the children.

The holidays can be a time of increased stress with abusers taking that out on their partner. For those who succeeded in leaving and have shared custody, it can be disquieting to deal with timing and logistics. Gift buying can swing from joy to frustration or even anger as you try to prepare for your ex purchasing expensive gifts to influence the children.

Statistics reveal that many communities experience a drop in the number of calls for domestic abuse assistance. Counsellors do not believe incidents of abuse decline during holidays, but rather, “…survivors don’t want to disturb family cohesiveness on these days, or can’t find a private time to make a call for support, advocates say the decline in calls isn’t necessarily an indication that violence ceases on these days .”

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Supporting a domestic abuse or sexual assault survivor during the holidays.

“It’s not always easy to know what to say when someone tells you they’ve been sexually assaulted, especially if they are a friend or family member. For a survivor, disclosing to someone they care about can be very difficult, so we encourage you to be as supportive and non-judgemental as possible.” Tips talking survivors sexual assault With the holidays here, one excellent way to share your support is by giving “Wyoming Secrets” or “30,000 Secrets” to a survivor. “Wyoming Secrets”, “30,000 Secrets” and “Santa Barbara Secrets” due in late 2018, … Continue reading

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