domestic violence

Happiness in Abuse

  “Wake up! Wake up! Ho Ho came!” he yelled happily while shaking me awake. “Ho Ho” was our friendly name for Santa Claus. But, I wasn’t a child. I was a married woman with no children. I rubbed the sleep out of my eyes and looked around the dark room. The sun wasn’t even… Continue reading Happiness in Abuse


A Victim’s Tortured Mind

Try not to imagine why a victim stays, but rather, try to actually put yourself in their shoes. What happens when your abuser becomes your world? What does it feel like? I’m talking about the day to day emotions that wrack your body. What are the thoughts, the expectations, the realities of the world in… Continue reading A Victim’s Tortured Mind


Healing is an Ongoing Process

Just when I think I have a grip on my past, I learn something new.  I came across two articles this week, both of which dealt with the mind games and brainwashing that occur in an emotionally abusive relationship.  Now, it wasn’t that I didn’t know that he manipulated and slowly transformed me into giving… Continue reading Healing is an Ongoing Process