When Silence Hides ViolenceAuthored on July 1, 2021
In this month's episode of Into You, I speak to TEDx speaker Andrew Pain, a male victim of domestic violence. Andrew shares his story of hiding the emotional and physical abuse he was facing at the hands of his ex-wife, how he believed he needed to "man up," and why he feared leaving the relationship may mean losing his children.
Andrew highlights the importance of boundaries in a relationship, and why having people you trust who can offer you an outside perspective can be crucial. He also speaks of the stigma and shame surrounding being a male victim of domestic abuse.
Follow Andrew's journey and find out what he learned along the way about romantic relationships and about himself.
Andrew's TEDx Talk
When Love Turns LethalAuthored on June 3, 2021
This month on Into You, we're getting serious as we delve into the dark depths of domestic abuse. I speak to two-time TED speaker and the author of Crazy Love, Leslie Morgan Steiner, about the roller coaster romance she had with her abusive ex-husband. Leslie was beaten, strangled and held at gunpoint on numerous occasions by a man who claimed to love her. She tells the story of how she fell into this relationship, how the abuse unfolded and what made it so hard to walk away from.
Leslie also smashes many stereotypes and misconceptions around abuse and highlights the importance of "breaking the silence" about this chilling subject.
Powerful, informative, captivating and authentic, Leslie's story has a lesson for everyone.
Watch Leslie's TED Talk
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