Do you ever feel guilty that you left your abuser? Perhaps you question if the abuse was really that bad. Or, maybe you wonder if your children would be better off had you stayed. Did you make up the stories in your mind? Maybe it wasn’t really domestic abuse at all? Maybe you made the… Continue reading Guilt and Confusion
“Put one foot in front of the other, and soon you’ll be walking across the floor. Put one foot in front of the other, and soon you’ll be walking out the door!” In my last post I talked about the first step to healing from the dark pit of depression and anxiety. Those of you… Continue reading Crawling Out of the Darkness – Part 2
Shine your light. Share your journey. When you are courageous, you create a spark that ignites and inspires others to be brave. Each time I tell my story, it begins the same way. “Over the course of several years I have been on a bit of a journey, if you would like to call it… Continue reading My Journey
Your past is just a story. Once you realize this, it has no power over you. Much of this journey has required looking back on and, at points, reliving experiences in my life that were, perhaps, best left forgotten. I won’t lie, this has been very difficult at times. Overall, however, it has been a… Continue reading Reliving the past
I really hope that the reading raises people’s consciousness of domestic abuse and sexual assaults on women. ~Allison Funk~ When something is brought to my attention multiple times in a few days, I tend to pay attention. Just recently I have heard domestic violence/abuse referred to in two ways that I would have never expected;… Continue reading Why the Struggle?
Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. ~ Maria Robinson ~ The New Year is upon us! As the year comes to an end, I am becoming more and more reflective. Not just on the past year, but on the past several years. … Continue reading Let’s agree to thrive and flourish
You know my name, not my story. You’ve heard what I’ve done, not what I’ve been through. Did you know that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month? I’m sure many of you don’t. I was not even aware of this until I started this blog. As a survivor of domestic violence, I find that quite… Continue reading What About October?
“One of the dilemmas domestic violence agencies have been facing for awhile is the fact that there are not enough beds.” ~ Maggie Jones ~ I cannot say this with enough feeling, passion, or emphasis to fully relate the importance of it: IT IS NEVER ACCEPTABLE FOR PHYSICAL VIOLENCE TO BE USED IN A RELATIONSHIP!!!!… Continue reading No Excuses