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Category Archives: Abusive Relationships

How to report abuse – you don’t have to go on record before you are ready

But you can still document the evidence to use later If you have suffered sexual abuse, intimate partner violence, or any other type of physical abuse, reporting it can be as traumatic as the experience itself. As the Netflix drama/documentary … Continue reading

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Coercive control – spotting the signs

Most victims of sexual assault know their attackers…and it often starts insidiously Along with the rest of the country, we at SD Law were outraged and heartbroken by the spate of violent attacks on women that marked this past winter. … Continue reading

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Divorcing a narcissist

Beware of the pitfalls particular to divorce from a narcissist In our last post we talked about the characteristics of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) and we described some coping strategies that may help to make life with a narcissist bearable. … Continue reading

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Abusive behaviour – How to Recognise Abusive Relationships

It’s not always easy to tell victim from abuser Abusive behaviour – During the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children, our attention turns to domestic abuse and intimate partner violence. South Africa still has a … Continue reading

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Narcissistic abuse – What is it and how do you handle it?

Narcissistic abuse We’ve written a lot about narcissistic control and abusive relationships in the past (click here). Why do we keep revisiting this topic? Because as divorce attorneys we see a disproportionate number of narcissistic personality disorder cases. Unsurprisingly, for the … Continue reading

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Domestic Violence | Out of Control? End Domestic Violence

Understanding domestic violence At Simon Dippenaar and Associates we feel strongly about domestic abuse and gender-based violence (GBV). We know that domestic violence is not perpetrated exclusively by men against women, and there are men who suffer emotional and even … Continue reading

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Abusive relationships – why do some stay in them?

We all know someone in an abusive relationship, or someone who has been in one. Maybe you have a colleague who regularly comes to work with bloodshot eyes, and smudged mascara. You are fairly certain that she’s being abused by … Continue reading

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You don’t have to put up with online harassment

Barely a day goes by without some new scandal making the rounds on social media. Usually it involves a celebrity and is generally an exaggerated account of a minor social gaffe. It is soon made to go away by the … Continue reading

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