“Breaking Free” Blog
***TRIGGER WARNING!*** Situational domestic violence re-enactments. I stayed quiet. It helps NO ONE, not you and not the abuser. Silence is acceptance to an abuser. They will abuse again, in whatever they way they know. I stayed quiet as a teen about being raped. I was kept silent by fear. Later I kept quiet aboutContinue reading “Video “Must See”: Asking For It”
***TRIGGER WARNING!*** Stalking and coercive abuse in the movie, also violence. This film came out in 1993 as “I Can Make You Love Me.” It’s based on the true victimization story of Laura Black, from the mid-1980’s. I was able to watch it for free on IMBd TV, but I’ve also added the link above;Continue reading “Video “Must See”: Stalking Laura”
Moving forward from abuse, to me, means continuing to grow and improve. My abusive Ex constantly told me “no one will ever want you” and “you’ll never amount to anything or be anyone of consequence.” Lies, lies, and more damned lies! Abusers like to verbally berate their victims so that they won’t leave. Sadly, asContinue reading “Run for Your Life”
WARNING: This book contains abusive and violent situations. If you use reading as an escape, as I do, you must read this book! It was written by Chris Bohjalian and came out earlier in 2021. It is set during the time of the Salem witch trials, but within the confines of 1662 Puritan inhabited Boston,Continue reading “Book Review: Hour of the Witch”
I have been assisting a survivor, who had recently gotten out of abuse, so I advised her to call the National Domestic Violence Hotline and ask to speak to a counselor. She was in one state, while I was in another. After a while, she contacted me back to ask if it was normal toContinue reading “A Call to Action”
I have a few current victims that I am assisting and lately, there has been a lot of fear of “Can I do this all by myself???” One of the top five reasons people stay in abusive relationships, is simply because they do not know how they’re going to make it financially. I totally getContinue reading “Survival [Beast] Mode”
I was technically married for 26 years, to a very abusive man, but escaped after 24 and a half years. I feel that this had tainted my perception of men — I know NOW that he was the exception, not the rule, but your perception is your immediate reality, ultimately. My Ex claimed to loveContinue reading “Perception VS Reality”
I have a traumatic brain injury (TBI), although on the condition’s scale, mild in comparison. I can still walk and talk — it only affects my ability to think clearly and retain memories. Sometimes putting sentences together and coordination of motor skills get challenging, but very infrequently. Still, it’s a cross I have to bear.Continue reading “Anxiety Busters”
I am currently in a research study for my sciatica and had to go on Saturday to get an MRI. I was dreading it, let me tell you… Nearly two years ago, I had to go for an MRI to check my brain and ended up freaking out. I had no idea that I wasContinue reading “Light at the End of the Tunnel”
I am trying to find more ways to advocate, but trying to do it as cheaply as I can. I was given a second chance and helped by people. I am wanting to give back, as well as help to educate on domestic violence. Everyone has to have a purpose. I think this one isContinue reading “Mission Possible Funding”
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