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Traits of a Psychopath and a Sociopath | A Look Inside the Mind of Your Attacker

Would you know the difference between a psychopath and a sociopath if the traits were in a list? More importantly, would you know how to spot those signs in a person before finding yourself in physical or emotional danger? A candid look at the traits of a psychopath vs. a sociopath and how to defend yourself against both.
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How To Help A Friend Who Is A Domestic Violence Victim

It’s tough to watch a friend who is in an abusive relationship go through the chaos, emotional turmoil and physical injury. It’s even tougher to keep supporting them when they choose to stay. It can be emotionally draining, extremely stressful and even taxing on your own relationships while you to try help a friend navigate the storm. Never fear, there are some healthy ways that you can support your friend who is experiencing domestic violence while still honoring your personal values and boundaries.
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Exposing Domestic Violence Patterns | The Cycle Of Abuse

Understanding how these toxic relationships operate and the early danger signs is vital to educating and empowering women to protect themselves from becoming a victim of domestic violence. There is a pattern. A very predictable pattern. It’s called The Cycle of Abuse.
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Is He Dangerous? 10 Things To Look For In His Personality

Is there a way to tell if a guy is dangerous before you get too involved? No fear ladies. We’ve spoken to some experts in the field and have some great ways to sift through it all and how to tell if the guy you are dating is dangerous. Many of these can be observed on the first date (and even better so, since that is when we’re usually on our best behavior).

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Have a 911 Emergency Operator at Your Fingertips 24/7 with the Mace Alert 911

Mace has created a direct connect to 911 operator panic button with no monthly service fees and we think it's awesome!
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Developed by Dr. Lenore E. Walker in the 1970's. The Cycle of Abuse model has been applied in counselling worldwide as the approved application model of the cycle of abuse in domestic violence.