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You know, prior to marriage…the times when you really enjoyed your boyfriend/ girlfriend’s company? Dating your spouse is a way to create a sacred space for the couple outside of their children.
As parents, we are providers, teachers, chauffeurs, nurses and so much more to our children.
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They are about domestic violence, which has come to be known as Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). According to the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (2010), more than one in three women and more than one in four men in the United States have experienced IPV in their lifetime.
Sexual intimacy does not have to have occurred for someone to be considered an intimate partner.
What has not changed over the course of the years is the co-occurrence of substance use/substance use disorders and IPV.
SAMHSA’s Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series 25, published in 1997, noted studies as far back as the 1970s that indicated alcohol or drugs contribute to, facilitate, precipitate, or exacerbate IPV in some way.
What many of us may not realize is that the definition of IPV has evolved over the years.
Since the CDC first created its IPV definition in 1999, it has grown to include stalking behaviors, sexual violence in more ambiguous social contexts, and unwanted behavior over the internet and mobile technology.