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  • You Belong to Me: The lasting trauma of male survivors of childhood sexual abuse 05 March 2019

    Watching the new documentary, "Leaving Neverland," about Wade Robson and James Safechuck revealing their childhood sexual abuse (CSA) at the hands of pop singer Michael Jackson is disturbing and sad. The men in the documentary are brave. 

    One in six boys are sexually abused.

    Males can be—and are—sexually used or abused, and it has nothing to do with how masculine they are. If a boy liked the attention he was getting, or became sexually aroused during the abuse, or even sometimes wanted the attention or sexual contact, this does not mean he wanted or liked being manipulated or abused, or that any part of what happened, in any way, was his responsibility or fault.

    And yet men worry they will be blamed—and sometimes are—for the CSA that happened to them. 

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  • Every couple can manage the roller coaster of life's challenges: Learn how to sustain a happy, healthy relationship 04 March 2019

    It's the rare couple who claims they don't have a few bumps or bruises from time to time in their relationship. Understanding and anticipating that life will throw a few curve balls along the way is essential if couples want to sustain a strong, loving relationship for the long-term.

    Here is the scenario: a couple faces a conflict. How do they overcome it? Do they fight fair? Do they compromise? Do they walk away and the problem never gets resolved

    In a strong, solid relationship, couples will have learned how to navigate through their conflicts without doing harm, and, ultimately, improving their relationship.

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