1 in 3 women experience serious physical violence from an intimate
partner during their lifetimes. 33% is just terrifying.
Typically it happens between the ages of 16-24, but dating violence can be harming someone's 12-year old daughter, a 30-year old niece, or one of your co-workers.
It could be happening right now, and you don't know about it.
Dating violence is prevalent in every community, zip code, county, state, over all parts of this country. Forget all of your preconceptions and stereotypes. It is everywhere.
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 in paperback and eBook on Amazon.
The WHEN DATING HURTS podcast series
When Dating Hurts podcast plays on all popular podcast players, We have a great list of guests lined up to be interviewed over the coming weeks.
Our episodes include domestic violence counselors, law enforcement professionals, parents of victims, and actual survivors of abuse.
Only through awareness and education can we save our innocent children from the dating abuse epidemic. So we cover the entire dating violence spectrum.
Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes. It's easy. Just head to your favorite podcast player and put in: When Dating Hurts.
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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
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Donate any amount you'd like. I suggest starting with $5 per month. Every penny will be spent in getting lifesaving advice about dating violence to parents and children. That's what I do.
In 2021, I created the "must-listen-to" WHEN DATING HURTS podcast series. The response has been so strong, I cannot wait to interview the next guest.
I include guests with keen insights into dating violence:
• Counselors from domestic violence agencies
• Law enforcement professionals
• Parents whose children were lost 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 20 days after her college graduation. I've dedicated my life to sharing all I've learned so parents can detect and ward off prevent dating violence. "Saving lives" is my daughter's legacy.
I'm using "a parent's worst nightmare" to save others from a similar fate. Besides the podcast, there is also the WHEN DATING HURTS book (on Amazon).
Why do I need your support?
Maintaining and promoting the entire WHEN DATING HURTS effort comes with expenses. Your assistance assists me in doing more to dial down dating violence.
My aim is to encourage innocent young adults to recognize and escape from the miserable devastation of dating violence. I know what I'm talking about.
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My daughter, Kristin, and I thank you.