“Breaking Free” Blog

Video “Must See”: Stalking Laura

***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”

Run for Your Life

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”

A Call to Action

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”

Anxiety Busters

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”


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