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

If you'd like to read my story please go to 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: 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

Enough! Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act

Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way. ― Martin Luther King Jr. ...more

My Square in the Quilt

PART 1Thirty years ago, I sat all night on the sofa in my upper flat, smoking Benson & Hedges, with my mother's green and orange afghan wrapped around my shoulders, waiting for my addicted, unpredictable, and sometimes violent boyfriend to pull up in front of my house, get out of his car, and use the key I had given him by mistake to come in and kill us all....more

How To Raise Your Children To Be Abusers.

I think it's a fair generalisation to say that no one goes out of their way to try to raise an abusive adult. Yet it happens. More often than people would like to admit. We hear parents of domestic abusers lamenting that they did all they could.  I believe them....more

The Sociopath: I thought it was normal to wonder when my husband would kill me

I'd love for you to read my story at my blog site: ….and I would have thought I deserved it and that my family would be better off without me anyway. I know he wanted to kill me because we would talk about it. I know exactly how he wanted to do it: he would strangle me to feel his power over me and my life. Why in the world did I think that was normal? That desire in him has only increased; I’ve seen it in his eyes....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

Face Your Fears

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror....more
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"Husband & Wife" - Disgusting Webseries!!!

Ladies, have you seen this outrageous content?  I guess Paul Ryan isn't the only one who thinks it's okay to belittle women!!! The name of this disgusting webseries is "Husband & Wife" and episode 2 is entitled, "Hold My Purse, Bitch!!!"  And excuse me, but what's wrong with holding a ladies' purse?  Men should be so lucky!  Do they even know how IMPORTANT all of the things we put in there are? Guess not. If you're as pissed as I am, I say put down the nail polish ladies, strap on your hiking boots and flannel shirts and let them HEAR US ROAR!...more

Rihanna to Oprah: Her Post-Abuse Relationship With Chris Brown (Trigger Alert)

It seems like everyone has an opinion about it. Seeing those photos of Rihanna's bruised, swollen face at the hands of then-boyfriend Chris Brown struck a chord in many of us that continues to reverberate. It's no surprise, then, that three years later the events following Clive Davis's 2009 pre-Grammy bash still continue to surface in the pop culture conversation...On Oprah's Next Chapter, Rihanna opened up to Mama O, confessing, among other things, that she forgives Brown and loves him, although they're not dating at this time....more
For those of you capable of comprehending the depth of human misery as opposed to the ...more