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Teaching Boys about the Dangers of Abusive Women, Part 1


There’s a new article on www.Shrink4Men.com which is the first part of a series that discusses what we should be teaching boys and young men about women and intimate relationships, with a particular emphasis on teaching boys the warning signs and pitfalls of becoming involved with abusive, entitled and controlling women.

Here’s the link:

Teaching Boys and Young Men about Women and Dating, Part 1

Kind Regards,

Dr Tara J. Palmatier, PsyD

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Dr Tara J. Palmatier provides confidential, fee-for-service, consultation/coaching services to help both men and women work through their relationship issues via telephone and/or Skype chat. Her practice combines practical advice, support, reality testing and goal-oriented outcomes. Please visit the Shrink4Men Services page for professional inquiries.

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  1. Stacy
    March 28, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    My 17 year old son is in a abusive relationship. He has told me that he has tried to end their relationship several times and she has cut herself, punched his truck, banged her head against the back glass of his truck, punched him, tried to get him to hurt her. She also calls him or texts him all the time.She gets mad if his friends try to talk to him. He is very depressed, but he want end the relationship and now Im the bad guy for trying to keep them apart. I’m very scared for him, I just dont know what to do?

  2. saddened heart
    March 18, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    I’m pretty sure after reading this website for a few days, that my son married a Cluster B. We all (including my son) were taken in by her. They have not been married but about a year and a half, and during this time there have been red-flags flying at times that we all just let go by because it was a “stressful time,” or she had to “raise herself,” or just anything that we would just let it go. Now, my husband and I, because of a recent incident in which she totally showed her true self, and in looking back on the other incidents, believe that our son may be facing a lifetime of emotional abuse. What can we do to help him from being a victim of this “victim…”

    • shrink4men
      March 18, 2011 at 4:30 pm

      Hi saddened heart,

      Unfortunately, there’s not much you can do accept to be there for your son if and when he decides he’s in an abusive relationship and wants to get out. If you criticize her and he tells her about it, she will forcibly estrange him from you. I hope for everyone’s sake he doesn’t have children with this woman, as any grandchildren will be used as hostages.

      If you set healthy boundaries with this woman when you have to interact with her, you will be accused of being controlling and your son will be punished if he doesn’t take her side. I hope your son comes to his senses. I encourage you to register with the new Shrink4Men website and seek support from the other people who have been in similar situations.

      Best,
      Dr Tara

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