Negotiating with a Sociopath: The Submission Principle

For my entire blog: “Death doesn’t come until the end of my guests’ visits here, after I’ve grown weary of them. It’s always so fascinating to see their disappointment.” “Disappointment?” “Exactly. Disappointment. They imagine that if they please me, they’ll live. They adapt to my rules....more

Financial Abuse

When dealing with a sociopath, there will always be financial abuse. You can view my entire blog at  I started my master's degree at 29. My X husband already had two. We paid full tuition for his two degrees and had, at that time, almost 100,000 dollars in school debt....more

Wake up, People! Domestic Violence is an Epidemic!

While the intent of my blog is to chronicle the journey of surviving and healing after abuse, it's worth speaking about the main catalyst of my blog in the first place. Domestic Violence. I doubt I would be blogging if I hadn't been assaulted.  Here are the facts: On the average, more than three...more
Yes, it is tragedy that our population doesn't realize it's abuse unless we are put in the ...more

Sexual Assault Within The Australian Football League Scandal

Recently a team in the Australian Football League (AFL) the  Collingwood Football Club won the Grand Final (which is like the Super Bowl). During the after game celebrations at a South Melbourne apartment two Collingwood players were allegedly involved in a sexual assault in which no charges have yet been laid.  Ex-AFL player Peter “Spida” Everitt commented on the allegations on his twitter page; here are the tweets that have sparked much debate:...more

Forever 21

This morning finds me unsettled, jumpy, worried about things that I know are up to the fates and ultimately out of my control and that I only have the power to be proactive about.  I try very hard not to succumb to the worry, the what-if's in this life, because there is already so much of that surrounding me. With this state comes a reminder this morning, via Facebook, that today is Kristin's birthday.Kristin, who will forever remain 21....more

Oprah Winfrey''s Double Standard on Domestic Violence

I am not an Oprah fan….. ...more