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How Can I Help a Friend Get Out of an Abusive Situation?

A 24 year old girl I met a while back is having problems with her children's father. She's told me that he has threatened her before, but has never admitted to him actually hitting her. He also has a history of drug abuse and violent behavior. I want to know if there is anything I can do to help her? Read more [...]

How Can We Make a Father Stop His Hurtful Behavior to His Teenage Daughter?

My step-daughters father has recently begun to pressure her to come live with him. When she tells him "no" he will proceed to pout, sometimes weep, and when that doesn't work he will resort to giving her the silent treatment and eventually begin yelling at her and accusing her of not really loving him. This just really breaks her heart! What can we do? Read more [...]