Hudson Valley Parent

HVP October 2016

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Page 24 of 39 n Hudson Valley Parent 25 4. Extreme jealousy and posses- siveness by partner 5. Partner's complaints that par- ents don't like him 6. Controls behavior/checking up constantly/wanting to know where partner's been 7. Violent behavior mentioned causally or laughed off as a joke 8. Witnessed partner's temper or violent behavior, like striking or breaking objects 9. Unexplained injuries or expla- nations that don't make sense The pattern is much like diving into water and only realizing too late that what seemed like a great way to cool off is now drowning you - but being too embarrassed or ashamed to call for help. And there are moments when the water lifts you and your face is in the sun and it feels great - until the next plummet. Sometimes, the only way out is swimming lessons and a lifeguard. As a parent, you can provide both. Linda Freeman is a freelance writ- er in Marlboro. Where to turn for help Safe Homes of Orange County 24-hour hotline 845-562-5340 Family of Woodstock 845-331-7080 Grace Smith House, Inc. 24-hour hotline 845-471-3033 National Dating Abuse Helpline and Love is Respect 866-331-9474 or text 77054 CDC's Dating Matters: Strategies to Promote Healthy Teen Rela- tionships datingmatters National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) When life's little "UH-OH" MOMENTS STRIKE We're here to help. 147 Lake Street • Newburgh NY 12550 URGENT CARE Get In. Get out. Get Better! 845-563-8000 Not every health scare requires a trip to the Emergency Room - if it is not a medical emergency, come see us at Urgent Care at Cornerstone Family Healthcare. The wait is shorter and the cost is less! Child Friendly Exam Rooms We Open Early and Close Late • Brand new, state of the art facility • Digital X-rays • iPad station in the waiting room • TVs mounted on ceilings during dental work • Great kid friendly space • Always taking extra time to listen & work through fears

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