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Cheryl Burke Reveals Childhood Sexual Abuse and the 'Scariest Moment of My Life' on TLC's Breaking the Silence

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Cheryl Burke Reveals Childhood Sexual Abuse and the 'Scariest Moment of My Life' on TLC's Breaking the Silence

Originally posted 08/30/2015 11:35PM

Cheryl Burke shed new light on the molestation she experienced as a child during TLC's documentary Breaking the Silence on Sunday.

"I still go through times when I'm down," Burke revealed. "I don't feel like I'm that strong woman that people think I am today."

Added the the former Dancing with the Stars pro: "I'm only human, and sometimes the stuff I've gone through, I think about all the time, and it just brings me back."

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Jessa (Duggar) Seewald Says Sexual Abuse 'Shouldn't Be a Taboo Subject' on TLC Documentary Breaking the Silence

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Jessa (Duggar) Seewald Says Sexual Abuse 'Shouldn't Be a Taboo Subject' on TLC Documentary Breaking the Silence

Originally posted 08/30/2015 11:10PM

Jessa (Duggar) Seewald and Jill (Duggar) Dillard appeared on TLC's documentary Breaking the Silence Sunday, seeking education to address the aftermath of the abuse they faced at the hands of brother Josh Duggar more than a decade ago.

The Duggar sisters' mother Michelle also participated in the sexual abuse prevention training seminar given by Darkness to Light, one of the nation's leading organizations for abuse prevention, in the wake of confirmation this past May that Josh, now 27, molested five underage girls when he was still a teenager. (His two sisters came forward as two of the victims during a conversation with Fox News's Megyn Kelly in early June.)

"I was so glad that my girls and I were able to do this together and that we could just be a support and encouragement to each other to be able to gain more information about this important topic," said Michelle, 48.

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"It's amazing to understand that there are so many people that deal with this exact same thing in their own families," said Jill, 24. "So just being educated is very good."

Jessa, 22, noted, "I feel like this should be a discussion people are having, even regularly. I think that it shouldn't be a taboo subject, that we should be bringing awareness to child sexual abuse and talking about this."

The seminar was especially meaningful for Jessa, who is expecting her first child on Nov. 1, and she said she learned "things I can do to be more aware, things I can do to set up boundaries and safeguards for my child and children, hopefully, in the future."

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Our Little Family Sneak Peek: See the Hamills' Adorable Grocery Store Mischief

Originally posted 08/25/2015 08:30AM

The Hamills are back!

The five-member family, who all have a form of dwarfism called Achondroplasia, return in TLC's Our Little Family for a second season filled with summer fun.

In an exclusive sneak peak at the new season, "lenient" dad Dan takes son Jack and twins CeCe and Cate to do the family grocery shopping – and adorable mayhem abounds.

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Clinton Kelly Helps Singles Find Style and Romance in Love at First Swipe

Originally posted 08/24/2015 09:00AM

As PEOPLE previously reported, former What Not To Wear host Clinton Kelly is returning to TLC as one half of a dynamic fashion and online dating duo – and now we can exclusively offer a First Look at the series, which premieres on Oct. 2.

In Love at First Swipe, Kelly and and Real World alum Devyn Simone help romance-challenged daters rehab their online image by teaching them Internet dating basics and doling out tips on how to build the perfect profile. After the intervention, 100 potential dates will view each lady's profile, and she'll get to select one interested man for a night out.

In this exclusive sneak peek at the premiere, Kelly and Simone help new widow Paige, and ... well ... let's just say the real-life friends have their work cut out for them thanks to Paige's eccentric style, corny posts and goofy photos.

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WATCH: Terra Jolé and Joe Gnoffo Have One Last Hurrah Before Tying the Knot on Terra's Little Family

Originally posted 08/19/2015 02:20PM

All new parents need a break once in a while!

And in an exclusive clip from Tuesday's episode of Terra's Little Family, Terra Jolé and Joe Gnoffo get a pretty spectacular break when they embark upon their first getaway without baby Penelope in Chicago.

It's all for good reason: They're having their bachelor and bachelorette parties!

"You can't do anything that will send you to jail," Jolé tells Gnoffo about ground rules for the weekend. "I'm okay with you having a stripper, but no sex. No cheating of any kind!"

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Little People, Big World Sneak Peek: Zach Roloff and Tori Patton Separate His Divorcing Parents for Their Wedding

Originally posted 08/18/2015 06:15PM

When it comes to wedding planning, no detail can be overlooked – especially details that involve potential interactions between soon-to-be divorced parents.

In an exclusive clip, Zach Roloff and Tori Patton are just one month shy of their big day and must attend to another "little annoyance" of wedding preparation – their seating chart.

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Inside Bringing Up Bates Star Michaella Bates and Brandon Keilen's Country Wedding: Get All the Details!

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Inside Bringing Up Bates Star Michaella Bates and Brandon Keilen's Country Wedding: Get All the Details!

Originally posted 08/18/2015 12:05PM

The Bates family is known for doing things big, so for eldest daughter Michaella's wedding to fiancé Brandon Keilen, nearly 800 guests joined the family to help celebrate the couple's big day.

"I've waited for this for so long, and I'm so excited," Michaella tells PEOPLE of her country hometown affair held at Wallace Memorial Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee.

"The theme is cherry blossoms because he proposed when they were all in full bloom," she says of the decor. "And a lot of logs to give it a rustic, country hometown look."

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FIRST LOOK: TLC's Documentary Breaking the Silence Gives Voice to Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Originally posted 08/13/2015 05:55PM

Following the cancellation of TLC's hit series 19 Kids and Counting the network has partnered with two of the nation's leading sexual abuse prevention organizations to create a new documentary addressing the issue.

Breaking the Silence teams up TLC with RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) and Darkness to Light (D2L) a nonprofit organization that works to empower people to prevent child sexual abuse and will share the stories of survivors of sexual abuse.

In an exclusive First Look clip from the one-hour special Erin Merryn opens up about being a two-time survivor and discusses her passionate fight to end abuse with Erin's Law legislation, which requires sexual abuse prevention education in public schools and has already been passed in 26 states.

"Like so many survivors, I ended up keeping it a secret for years," she says. "Now, as a mother with my own child, I want to make sure my children know how to speak up."

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Inside My Giant Life Star Haleigh Hampton's Wedding: Get All the Details!

Originally posted 08/11/2015 11:50AM

Even though TLC's My Giant Life star Haleigh Hampton, 22, was only engaged for three months, the 6'7" professional volleyball player got everything she wanted for her big day.

"Saying yes to Bryan, 31, was the best thing I've ever done, and I'm so excited to be his wife," Hampton tells PEOPLE of her June 25 wedding in Los Angeles.

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WATCH: Whitney Thore Races and Romances in New Season of My Big Fat Fabulous Life

Originally posted 08/06/2015 10:00AM

Bigger, better … and even more fabulous than ever.

That's how Whitney Thore, the star of TLC's My Big Fat Fabulous Life, would likely describe how things are going for her in this exclusive first look at the show's second season. After all, there's a new house, new challenges and possibly even a new romance on the horizon – how could she not be excited?

"The fact of the matter is, my life is the best it's been in a long time," Thore says, and between performing on the Greensboro Grasshopper baseball field and flying out to Los Angeles for a dance party with the Dancing Man, she's not lying.

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