abuse · domestic violence

When You Feel for Your Abuser

Abusers are people too, and if you’re an empath you have likely given them thoughts and feelings they don’t necessarily deserve. In the past few weeks, I’ve read a number of posts and had a couple of conversations that revolve around the feelings involved with leaving abusive partners.  I’m not referring to the feelings we… Continue reading When You Feel for Your Abuser

Guest Author · Teen Dating Violence

Teen Dating Violence – Amanda’s Story

Hi I’m Amanda and I’m a domestic violence survivor. I experienced domestic violence when I was teen. And this is my story. I was young and in love, or what I thought was love. We had started out as friends. And he was a great friend to me. We chatted online all the time talking… Continue reading Teen Dating Violence – Amanda’s Story

Letter Series · Uncategorized

A Letter to Parents, Teachers, and Other Adult Types

Dear Adult Types, You are the mothers, fathers, teachers, aunts, uncles, and roll models. You are the ones that are supposed to know what is important and what is not. The ones who our children and teenagers look to when they don’t have the answers. The ones responsible for molding our young people into responsible,… Continue reading A Letter to Parents, Teachers, and Other Adult Types

Teen Dating Violence

A Letter to Teens

Dear Teen, Did you know that February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month? I know, it sounds so depressing and I realize statistics are not the most interesting thing. But, bare with me a moment if you will. You are at that age where you are finding yourself. You are hanging with friends, living life… Continue reading A Letter to Teens

domestic violence · growth · healing

Why is this happening to me?

“Why is this happening to me?” It is the question of self-doubt and self-pity. The question of a victim. Asking this question is the realization that we don’t have control over our lives and lacking the faith required to be ok with that. This question is the bane of my existence.   It haunts me… Continue reading Why is this happening to me?

poetry

The Cancer

A killer is kept in silence, something not to be discussed. Its darkness attacks too many who are surrounded with shame and disgust. Countless lives are lost and tortured souls are crushed, But the killer is left to roam free, to infect our silent society. The cancer grows bigger than most, although ignored in large… Continue reading The Cancer

domestic violence · Stalking

Who Is Watching You?

Stalking. Stalking is a pattern of behavior that makes you feel afraid, nervous, harassed, or in danger. It is when someone repeatedly contacts you, follows you, sends you things, talks to you when you don’t want them to, or threatens you. I’ve noticed, in my experience, that stalking is often joked about and taken lightly.… Continue reading Who Is Watching You?