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“Why did you stay?” It’s a question that often feels like blame to victims of domestic violence. You might as well be asking, “What’s wrong with you?” What’s wrong is that quite often the perpetrator has set a trap. Understanding why a victim stays in an abusive relationship is lesson No. 1 for understanding the dynamics of domestic violence. […]
How do you connect with older family members and friends? What do you do for fun? We asked you to share your activities and anecdotes as part of the piece “Ending isolation: Here’s a way to connect, protect Maine elders.” Check out these three great responses: — “Volunteering at the theatre…ushering, etc. Many times with a […]
In the wake of a recent suicide of a local teacher following an investigation of sexual exploitation of a minor (as reported by the BDN), the community of Bangor is reeling. As details unfold, parents and concerned adults have many questions about how to keep the children and teens in their lives safe from harm. […]