What Poly Prep, Lance Armstrong and Dance Moms All Have in Common

I just finished watching Friday Night Lights for the umpteenth time, a movie that is, in my opinion, one of the best movies ever made. The acting is superb, the music is haunting, and the editing is flawless. Even if you hate football you have to like this movie, it is that good. And, as is the case with any great sports story, the best part is the end, the part where everyone plays their heart out, leaves it all on the field....and loses....more

Dear Dr. Romance: How Can I Stop a Stalker?

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Julianne Hough and Responsibility

In February's issue of Cosmo, singer/dancer/actress Julianne Hough reveals that she "was abused, mentally, physically, everything" while a student at Italia Conti Academy of Arts, an elite boarding school in England. She says the abuse started when she was 10 years old, and says it got worse "when I started hitting puberty, when I started becoming a woman and stopped being a little girl."...more

New Social Network for Survivors of Abuse

Update: The Dandelion is live!Hello everyone! The time has come to put this blog to bed. It has served it's purposed, but I have moved on to bigger and better things! I've had an idea brewing in the back of my mind for awhile now, and I'm finally making it a reality....more

Therapy through Blogging

I've decided that blogging might be a cheaper alternative to therapy.  Since my divorce from the quintessential narcissist in 2006 I have struggled with putting my experience behind me.  Overall, I thought I was doing alright with it.  After about a year, my night terrors ceased and things seemed alright.  I moved on, afterall.  I remarried a wonderful man and asside from financial struggles, lead a very happy home life.  My son has an awesome relationship with his stepfather and he has grown into a normal, well adjusted teenage boy.  That, in itself, is a...more

You Might Be Married to A Sociopath If.....

If you'd like to read my story please go to www.imarriedasociopath.blogspot.com. As you think back you cannot recall your partner ever accepting responsibility (i.e. broken relationships, jobs, financial hardship, or even a broken down car)....more

I Married A Sociopath: Living with PTSD

To read my complete blog: www.imarriedasociopath.blogspot.com I have had my son on a full time basis, with thanks, for over 6 months and have continued to pay Peter child support. Part of my support is for day care services, and working over full time I need after school care; technically I have been paying double for the 6 months....more

Helping Abuse Victims - Start by Stepping Away from Facebook

This showed up on my Facebook feed a few days ago."If you are in a relationship that is abusive towards YOU and you leave or make them leave and then take them back, then you get what you deserve. If you are in a relationship that is abusive towards your CHILD and you leave and then take them back, you DESERVE to be beaten like a dog!!!! Allowing your child to be abused because you are afraid of being alone, makes you a piece of SHIT!!!!!"......more

The Niche Witch

To Readers- this is a very rough, raw unedited version of my diary. TRIGGERS are present so be cautious, but be proactive in your healing. My flashbacks that I have experienced evoked an emotion that I was very familiar with, complete and utter terror! Flashbacks may be very painful, but I assure you that by confronting them and telling yourself you are not that person anymore, you are beautiful, strong, and by God as my witness no one will ever do that to me again!! You are confronting your past so you can move forward. Healing is about change and confronting that devil head on. ...more
Please read my post about sexual abuse. I am an adult survivor, and swear to God as my witness, ...more

The Emergance of Anonymous

Just to be clear, this isn't my first time blogging.  I started my blog about 4 years ago, in the face of infertility.  I had no idea where I was heading at that point, but I knew that I needed an outlet for the myriad of emotions that were constantly running through my brain.  After failed chlomid, IUI, and IVF, my blog became my solice, a place that I could be truely honest with myself.  Fast forward four years, and my life has drastically changed.  About 8 months ago, I realized I had enough, and left my husband.  I left my home, my furry babies, my job, my ...more