1 in 3 women experience serious physical violence at the hands of an intimate partner during their lifetimes. Typically, it happens between the ages of 16-24, but can happen to any woman at any age. It could be happening to someone you know, and you don't know about it.
I've spoken out about dating violence over 100 times at high schools, colleges, private companies, community groups, and police academies.
I've given TV, radio, podcast, and webinar interviews on it. I discuss the life-altering emotional and physical injuries that are possible unless we are aware—and we act. WHEN DATING HURTS explains the warning signs that can help us to detect a relationship that can be harmful. And I explain "the template every abuser follows". It is lifesaving information. It will bring you clarity on this issue.
I share guidance gained from conversations with domestic violence counselors and law enforcement professionals. I've spoken with victims and survivors. Most of what I've learned is from our lives after the loss of our daughter, Kristin. It is not theoretical. It is real.
Had we seen a book like this, Kristin would be alive today. What you will read can save someone's life. The more you know, the safer you—and those you care about—will be. We can enlighten your family's future.
WHEN DATING HURTS is available on Amazon in paperback and ebook.
WHEN DATING HURTS podcast
When Dating Hurts plays on all popular podcast players. Episodes include domestic violence counselors, law enforcement professionals, parents of victims, and actual survivors of abuse.
Through awareness and education we can save our children from the dating abuse epidemic. We cover the entire dating violence spectrum.
Subscribe so you don't miss new episodes. Head to your podcast player and put in: When Dating Hurts. Encourage your friends to listen. Everyone needs this information.
See our PODCAST page for the full list of podcast episodes.
When Dating Hurts podcasts is carried on Apple podcasts, Google podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, and many more.
Board of Advisors with Clery Center for Security On Campus
Board of Advisors with Cabrini University's Jordan Center for Children of Trauma and Domestic Violence Education
Donate any amount you'd like. Let me suggest starting with $5 per month. Every penny is spent in bringing lifesaving advice about dating violence to parents and children.
In 2021, I created the "must-listen-to" WHEN DATING HURTS podcast series. The response is so strong, I can't wait to interview my next guest.
I include guests with keen insights into DV:
• Domestic violence agency counselors
• Law enforcement professionals
• Parents who lost children to dating violence
• Parents whose children survived dating violence
• Actual survivors themselves
We lost our daughter, Kristin, in 2005 when she was murdered by her ex-boyfriend days after her college graduation. I've dedicated my life to sharing what I've learned so parents can detect and ward off dating violence. Saving lives is my daughter's legacy.
Why do I need your support?
Maintaining and promoting the entire WHEN DATING HURTS effort comes with expenses. Your assistance helps me in doing more to dial down dating violence.
My aim: encourage innocent young adults to recognize and then safely escape from the miserable devastation of dating violence. It's what my daughter was not able to do.
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It's easy to do and helps so much.