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Just the mere presence of a gun in a domestic violence situation increases the risk of fatality for women by five times.
While firearms are commonly used by abusive partners to exert power and control, we know that each case is unique and warrants its own specific safety plan.
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It was later that we discovered there was a term for what we were.If we need a term, we consider ourselves “poly-fidelitous,” which is what poly’s call those who love more than one person in a long-term, faithful kind of way.Some people consider themselves polyamorous because they believe they need and/or want to be in multiple relationships at any given time. We all feel we could be satisfied with just one person.In an effort to support survivors in cases where abusive partners have access to firearms, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has developed a tip sheet with frequently asked questions to help survivors navigate their unique situations.To view and download this tip sheet, click the button below.I asked my new acquaintance if she would be willing to let me interview her about that.