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Married for 32 years to a dominant, self-centered, abusive husband


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I have been married 32 years to a dominant, self-centered and abusive husband. I always try to please him out of fear. He is not a saint and I won’t be surprised if he’s had one-night stands with other women.

Posted: May 5th, 2013 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Headlines,Relationship,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

US woman, Chinese divorce after high-profile case

In this file photo, Kim Lee, center, wife of "Crazy English" founder Li Yang, is surrounded by local journalists as she walks into a court for her divorce trial in Beijing, China. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan, File)

A Beijing court has granted a divorce to an American woman and her Chinese celebrity-entrepreneur husband in a high-profile case that highlighted the often-hidden problem of domestic violence in China.

Posted: February 4th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Battered–then served with a surprise annulment


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I have been the victim of so many gross injustices in my life—first as a battered wife throughout my marriage, and now, without any warning, as the surprised ex-wife in a church annulment!

Posted: July 29th, 2012 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Headlines,Relationship,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

When the House is Not a Home

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Members of the Women’s Crisis Center welcoming Avon Speak Out Against Domestic Violence ambassador Ruffa Gutierrez into the sisterhood. Contributed photo

What do you say to a woman, battered and bleeding, who says through her tears, “Mamabutihin ko pa pong mabugbog kaysa makita ang mga anak ko na walang makain, walang matirhan o hindi makapag-aral.  [I’d rather get beaten up than see my children go hungry, homeless or unable to go to school].” Or what do […]

Posted: July 31st, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

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