Entries by Jessica Yaffa, LLC

Self-Care in an Abusive Relationship

Self-Care in an Abusive Relationship by Jessica Yaffa, BA, CPC What is Self-Care? Self-care is any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health. Although it’s a simple concept in theory, it’s something we very often overlook. Good self-care is key to improved mood and reduced […]

Men Can Be Victims of Abuse, Too

Men Can Be Victims of Abuse, Too While we are making great strides in creating safe spaces for abused women to come forward, it’s important to remember that men can be victims of abuse, too. Not only do we need to recognize the extent of male victimization, we need to create safe spaces for them […]

4 Ways to Combat Isolation in an Unhealthy Relationship

4 Ways to Combat Isolation in an Unhealthy Relationship If you’ve ever been in an unhealthy, or even abusive, relationship, you know just how isolating it can be. You may have withdrawn because you feel embarrassed, or ashamed, or otherwise don’t want to be judged. Or, you may be withdrawn because your partner is controlling […]

When is it Rape?

When is it Rape? by Jessica Yaffa, Certified Relationship Coach In short, the answer to the question, “When is it rape?” is: Any sexual activity performed without consent of the other person. What is Sexual Consent? Consent is when someone agrees, gives permission, or says “yes” to sexual activity with other persons. Consent is always […]

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Domestic Violence and Same-Sex Couples

Domestic Violence and Same-Sex Couples   Most of what we hear about intimate partner violence refers to heterosexual women, but they are not the only ones who suffer from domestic violence. Statistics show that one out of three women and one out of four men will be subjected to intimate partner abuse in their lifetime. […]

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When Abuse Turns Deadly

When Abuse Turns Deadly And How to Get Help When Suffering from Domestic Violence   Intimate relationships are a central part of our lives. A relationship might evolve as a happy surprise, or something deliberately and lovingly nurtured over time. But, sometimes, even a loving partnership can turn into domestic violence. You may not notice […]