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Dr Phil and Domestic Violence: Only Women Can Be Abuse Victims

January 25, 2011 3 comments

There’s a new article on www.Shrink4Men.com that explores a recent episode of the Dr Phil Show in which Dr Phil refuses to acknowledge the fact that men can be the victims of abuse, too. The couple featured on the show are in a mutually abusive relationship. The wife freely admits to physically assaulting her husband and destroying his property. Instead of holding her accountable, Dr Phil minimizes her violent behavior by calling it a relationship issue while simultaneously condemning the husband for his abusive behavior.

Here’s the link:

Dr Phil and Domestic Violence: He Just Doesn’t Get It

Kind Regards,

Dr Tara J. Palmatier, PsyD

DARVO: Deny, Attack and Reverse Victim and Offender

January 19, 2011 2 comments

There’s a new article on www.shrink4men.com that discusses DARVO, a phenomenon that occurs in abusive relationships when a husband or boyfriend attempts to hold his abusive wife or abusive girlfriend accountable. Instead of holding herself accountable, the abusive woman denies her abusive behavior, blames her husband and then makes herself out to be the victim. The post also offers advice on how to protect yourself from it.

Here’s the link:

Presto, Change-o, DARVO: Deny, Attack, and Reverse Victim and Offender

Kind Regards,

Dr Tara J. Palmatier, PsyD

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