Living Through Abuse

Living Large in A Small House Podcast – Season 9 Episode 10

On this podcast, my guest is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. I asked her to join me for a couple of reasons. Not only is October National Domestic Violence Month, but I’ve also been sharing on my blog a part of my life when I was in an abusive relationship. I felt it was important to talk with a professional to give us the best advice on this subject. 


  • Different types of abuse in Relationships
  • Potential Signs of Domestic Violence
  • When or Should you intervene if you think a friend or family member is being abused?
  • If you are in an abusive situation is it common to not tell others?
  • Can abuse extend to others in the family?
  • What are the ramifications for children living in a violent household?
  • Resources?
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Show Notes:

Some of the Things We Referenced

  • If in immediate danger, call 911 for emergency assistance.  If not in immediate danger, contact national and local DV victim service agencies for support (safety planning, child custody laws, orders of protection, and more).  
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline.  Call 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) or text “START” to 88788 for confidential assistance from trained advocates.  The hotline is open 24/7 and has interpretation services for 200+ languages.  Website:
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline.  1-800-656-4673 (HOPE).

More local information:

  • Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence.  806 South College Street, Springfield IL 62704.  Website  Phone 1-217-789-2830 (Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm).   
  • Illinois Domestic Violence Hotline 1-877-863-6338
  • Turning Point, Inc.  11019 US-14, Woodstock IL 60098.  Phone 815-338-8081.  Website:  
  • WINGS Program, Inc.  Phone:  847-519-7820.  Website:  DV 24-hour hotline 847-221-5680  

Podcast with Lori Corrigan: Holiday Stress


Founder of Foundations 4 Life Counseling & Wellness Center

Read about how the Podcast came to be HERE

I hope you enjoyed this episode of the Living Large Podcast


You can find last week’s episode HERE

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