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A "must-listen-to" podcast for parents from Bill Mitchell, author of “When Dating Hurts”, who lost his daughter, Kristin, in June 2005. 1 in 3 WOMEN suffer serious physical violence from intimate partners in their lifetimes. Typically, it happens between 16-24 years of age. It doesn't need to happen. Bill interviews people with keen insights into dating violence: • Counselors from domestic violence agencies • Law enforcement professionals • Parents of children who were either lost or survived dating violence • Actual survivors of DV Share this with those who need to hear it.

WHEN DATING HURTS Bill Mitchell

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    • 4.8 • 68 Ratings

A "must-listen-to" podcast for parents from Bill Mitchell, author of “When Dating Hurts”, who lost his daughter, Kristin, in June 2005. 1 in 3 WOMEN suffer serious physical violence from intimate partners in their lifetimes. Typically, it happens between 16-24 years of age. It doesn't need to happen. Bill interviews people with keen insights into dating violence: • Counselors from domestic violence agencies • Law enforcement professionals • Parents of children who were either lost or survived dating violence • Actual survivors of DV Share this with those who need to hear it.

    Lauren - Dating Violence (while in High School) and Marital Abuse Survivor

    Lauren - Dating Violence (while in High School) and Marital Abuse Survivor

    Lauren is about 30-years old. Hers is a cautionary tale that needs to be heard by everyone.

    In high school, Lauren fell in love with Max. She didn't know what she was getting into. Abusive guys, like Max, become well-practiced at the manipulation and grooming their targets. Lauren mistook his behavior as love.

    It was not. It was a classic example of dating abuse.

    Like many innocent young women, Lauren stayed in the relationship far too long. When it ended, she met a man she would later marry. They have two daughters now. You will hear how that relationship turned out as well. It was not good.

    Set aside some time and listen to Lauren's story. Then invite others to hear what can really go on in high school and after. You probably will want to take notes.

    Bill Mitchell
    WhenDatingHurts.com [https://www.whendatinghurts.com/]



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    • 1 hr 14 min
    J R Waltemyer - Victim Assistance Coordinator at Office of Victim Advocate

    J R Waltemyer - Victim Assistance Coordinator at Office of Victim Advocate

    We met J R Waltemyer in the summer of 2019, and he remains a valuable contact for us at the Office of Victim Advocate (OVA) in Pennsylvania. OVA is the state agency with the authority and duty to advocate for the rights and needs of crime victims.

    OVA accomplishes their mission through victim services, which includes post-sentencing notifications of offender status and movements within the Department of Corrections and the parole system; restorative justice programs that promote resilience and healing; and they are currently developing new initiatives around crime prevention.

    OVA envisions a Pennsylvania in which justice thrives. They collaborate closely with fellow state agencies and community groups to develop and promote trauma informed programs.

    You will find this episode useful if you want to know how the system works to help all survivors of violent crimes. 

    Bill Mitchell
    WhenDatingHurts.com [https://www.whendatinghurts.com/]



    An Opportunity for You:
    I use a company called Zencastr (it's a weird spelling, I know) to record and host all my episodes on the WHEN DATING HURTS podcast. I have used their intuitive products for over two years now. They have made the management and delivery of our podcast's messages easy.   

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    • 49 min
    Janine Latus - Sister of Domestic Violence Victim (also a Survivor, Herself)

    Janine Latus - Sister of Domestic Violence Victim (also a Survivor, Herself)

    I read Janine Latus's 336-page book, "If I Am Missing or Dead", years ago. I finished it in two days. It was that compelling a read. I reached out to her many times since then, and she has always answered me.  She is so special.

    Janine has been called "...the most compelling speaker on sexual assault and relationship abuse I've ever heard." I believe that is spot on. 

    Why is that? She knows it because she has lived it.

    Janine has come face to face with domestic abuse starting as a young girl. As much as she tried for this not to happen to her again later in life, she ended up in an abusive relationship that nearly cost her her life.

    The most-cherished person in Janine's life, her sister Amy, also fell prey to domestic violence. Amy trusted a man who took complete advantage of her. They way Janine tells this will take your breath away.

    Janine Latus has given countless speeches before diverse audiences. She is nationally-known as a powerful force for bringing lifesaving information to those who need it most. 

    Set aside an hour and listen to this episode with Janine Latus. I promise you it will be time invested wisely.

    Bill Mitchell



    An Opportunity for You:
    I use a company called Zencastr (it's a weird spelling, I know) to record and host all my episodes on the WHEN DATING HURTS podcast. I have used their intuitive products for over two years now. They have made the management and delivery of our podcast's messages easy.

    Podcasting has grown exponentially. There are podcasts on just about everything. And podcasting advertising has been the fastest growing channel in that time.

    Interested in investing in Zencastr? Go to WeFunder.com/Zencastr [https://wefunder.com/Zencastr]to claim your slice of the future of podcasting!

    This is the perfect time to get onboard with Zencastr. They have made podcasting easy and attractive to podcasters. Why not benefit from their success?

    • 1 hr 14 min
    What You Should Do Before Leaving Your Abuser ! ! !

    What You Should Do Before Leaving Your Abuser ! ! !

    One of our well-informed WHEN DATING HURTS listeners sent me an email with a list of things you must do before leaving your abuser. In this episode, you will hear about the kinds of items a domestic violence counselor will tell you while figuring out an escape plan to safety.

    This is a short episode but one of our most valuable. You might have a pen and paper handy so don't miss anything.

    Share this episode with friends and family who might need to hear it. You never know when someone is suffering in an unhealthy relationship today and needs to start preparing for a safe escape. 

    Bill Mitchell
    WhenDatingHurts.com [https://www.whendatinghurts.com/]



    An Opportunity for You:
    I use a company called Zencastr (it's a weird spelling, I know) to record and host all my episodes on the WHEN DATING HURTS podcast. I have used their intuitive products for over two years now. They have made the management and delivery of our podcast's messages easy.

    Podcasting has grown exponentially. There are podcasts on just about everything. And podcasting advertising has been the fastest growing channel in that time. 

    Interested in investing in Zencastr?
    Go to WeFunder.com/Zencastr [https://wefunder.com/Zencastr]to claim your slice of the future of podcasting!

    This is the perfect time to get onboard with Zencastr. They have made podcasting easy and attractive to podcasters. Why not benefit from their success? 

    • 9 min
    Rosy - Domestic Violence Survivor from UK

    Rosy - Domestic Violence Survivor from UK

    "Rosy" is a listener from London, UK. She first came across our podcast when listening to an episode on the This Is Actually Happening podcast. It led to her listening to the WHEN DATING HURTS podcast and hearing interviews with abuse survivors.

    Rosy has spent most of her late 20's and early 30's recovering from the dating abuse she experienced. The WHEN DATING HURTS podcast has helped her in understanding her experiences.

    Rosy was in an abusive relationship (on and off) from the age of 19 until about 26. She found it hard to leave even after experiencing periods of happiness without him. Part of what kept her in the relationship was feeling unable to cut him off due to mutual friends, abandonment issues that stemmed from her childhood, and generally being subject to emotionally abusive tactics.

    This is Rosy's interview on WHEN DATING HURTS.

    Bill Mitchell
    WhenDatingHurts.com [https://www.whendatinghurts.com/]


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    • 1 hr
    Brenda - Domestic Violence Survivor Eerie Abuse Story

    Brenda - Domestic Violence Survivor Eerie Abuse Story

    Brenda heard one of my interviews and reached out to me via email. When I learned what she could bring to our listeners, we set a time and created this episode.

    Brenda's story has twists and turns. You will hear the many insidious ways her abuser would not give up when she expressed no futher interest in him. He was going to maintain control over her no matter what.

    This WHEN DATING HURTS episode will hold your attention while you learn more about ways to break free from the iron grip of domestic violence.

    Bill Mitchell

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    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
68 Ratings

68 Ratings

JulieAnnSoeataertKing ,

Very compassionate and helpful

This is a very compassionate and informational podcast. Bill is so sweet to all- I’m so sorry anyone had to go through these things.

ks488 ,

Let us hear more from each guest.

This is an excellent and informative podcast. Bill clearly shows compassion and empathy for the storytellers. My only suggestion is to please let your guests speak without interruption. I think it’s normal to make interjections here and there when having a casual dialogue but in this context, I wish the interviewee could fully answer the question. If the guest is answering the question, it’s often difficult to hear their response because the host is either speaking over them or answering the question for them while they’re trying to relay the answer. Besides this, i’d highly recommended.

MaverickAbundance ,

I’m so impressed and grateful!

I can relate to J.D. so much! I experienced a very similar situation. With my partner being on drugs and drinking excessively. Yet he was telling me and everyone that I was the one with the problems. He finally set me up to be arrested for beating him up. The 22 hours I was away from my 4 month old twins and 2 year old. He stole all of the money in my account, my kids accounts and yes under the mattress. Luckily I had more than 2 more accounts. It’s just insanity and I feel like talking about it, no one believes me. So I appreciate J.D. sharing his story. After everything my X did, I KNOW his next attempt to get to my money was to kill me. My nanny told me she was terrified to show up and I would be buried in the back yard.

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