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  • For older women, domestic abuse often isn't physical

    Jess Stonefield, Diverse Elders Coalition|Nov 1, 2018

    "Well - he doesn't hit me." It's a phrase I hear when talking to older women through Humble Warrior, a free compassionate listening service aimed at providing support to those in distress. While the women recognize they are miserable in their marriages, they often believe that if they aren't being hit, they have no legitimate reason to leave. Somewhere along the line, they've come to accept that emotional, verbal and financial abuse are just part of the marital package. Indeed, for many older...

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