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
A heartbeat. A catching breath. A note in a song. That is all the time it takes for memories to come flooding back. If those memories are for good, a smile can creep across your face. If those memories cause you to falter, however, they have no place in your current situation. I can’t walk… Continue reading Healing Strength
Body image. Can I just say that it is a very real struggle? This week has proven to me, once again, that no matter how far along I feel I am in my healing, something comes up to knock me down a few pegs and remind me that there is still much to learn. … Continue reading The Struggle is Real
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
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
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
“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?
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
Sunlight fades as darkness rolls in, My heart falters at the memory of him. I cannot recall the last tears of pain, Although my eyes brim at the sound of his name. Why are these demons so hard to release? They taunt me to remind me there may never be peace. The shadows of hate,… Continue reading The Ghost
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?