When I was going through my 3 1/2 year divorce from my abuser, there were times that all I could do was live from one minute to the next. My life was consumed with the bare basics of survival. I felt alone and wondered how or if I would ever get through it all. Below … Continue reading The Truth of Twelve Years Ago and Who I Am Today
The most talked about topic when it comes to Domestic Violence is 'Why Does She Stay?'. My blog is no exception and I talked about it in several posts including: Questions, Enough is Enough and What Women Lose When They Leave. I have had one more insight recently. As humans, we think on average … Continue reading Why Does She Stay? Another Answer
"I think my daughter is in a domestic violent relationship. What can I do to help her?" "I'm sorry, but there is nothing you can do until she is ready for the help. Do you know if it's physical?" "Not that I know of yet. I think it's just emotional right now. I don't understand … Continue reading What Can I Do to Help Her?
I remember spending moments agonizing about everything I was losing through my divorce and becoming a single mother. The simple things I felt many others took for granted. A sign hanging outside my front door displaying the family surname; HAVING to work full time as I was now my only source of income; not being … Continue reading The Secret Sisterhood of Single Mothers
I sat on the stadium bleachers next to my boyfriend of six months on my birthday in the cool early November afternoon sun. I had just finished performing the half time show with the color guard and marching band at our college football game. The week prior to my birthday had been amazing, it all started … Continue reading Do Your Domestic Violence Survival Skills Measure Up?
I sat in the conference room with my peer managers. We had just finished discussing our workload and plans for the day and started talking about what was going on in our outside lives. This may seem like a waste of time to some, however it's a great way to cultivate team building and creativity. … Continue reading Hashtags to a Better World
When a woman leaves an abusive marriage, she leaves far more than the abuse behind. Let's explore what leaving actually looks like.