For more than 40 years, researchers have studied Intimate Partner Violence, providing insight into the problem and offering solutions for decreasing the epidemic of intimate partner homicide. With increased awareness, laws and services, intimate partner homicides of males in the U.S. have significantly decreased since 1980. However, homicides of women are increasing, intimate partner violence in teen dating relationships is on the rise, and more than half of all mass shootings in the U.S. have been linked to domestic violence. We recommend that you watch the film before commenting to gain a better understanding of the conversation!
Sandra L. Brown, MA is the Director of The Institute for Relational Harm Reduction & Public Pathology Education (saferelationshipsmagazine.com). She is referenced as the ‘pioneer of the psychopathic/narcissistic abuse field.’ Her book Women Who Love Psychopaths/Narcissists was the seminal book on the topic of psychopathic and narcissistic relationships from which the field began. The Institute has since continued to produce the largest studies, data collections, and research on the relational dynamics and the survivor’s trauma and personality. Sandra is the current president of The Assn for NPD/Psychopathy Survivor Treatment, Research & Education (survivortreatment.com) and the creator The Living Recovery Program an online trauma reduction for survivors of psychopaths/narcissists.