“The best thing you can do is express your concern in a confidential way,” Sly says of how to approach someone who you suspect may be a victim of abuse. “Tell that what you’ve observed that has caused concern”
“Do it in a non-judgmental way,” she continues. This means to refrain from victim-blaming, which does not help at all. “Leaving is never as easy as it sounds,” Sly explains.
Jersey Battered Women’s Service in Morris County is a full-service domestic violence and domestic abuse prevention agency with volunteer opportunities. Their services include a 24-hour hotline, counseling, safe house, transitional living, children’s services, life skills education, vocational counseling, batterers’ intervention, legal assistance, teen dating violence services and professional training, education and youth prevention programs.
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“We love it here,” Dee Dee says as she recalls getting married to Paul in Lincoln Center. The pair met on the set of a FOX talk show. “I looked at her, and it was all over,” Paul says. “I loved her from the start.”
Dee Dee reveals that she had never seen Goodfellas. “I’m out of here!” Adubato exalaims.
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