Amina Filali and Violence Against Women in Morocco

 Demonstrations in Morocco after the suicide of Amina Filali  Image source...more

Financial Abuse

When dealing with a sociopath, there will always be financial abuse. You can view my entire blog at www.imarriedasociopath.blogspot.com  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

I Married a Sociopath

I spent 20 years married to a Sociopath. I've spent over 2 trying to get away. I'd like to tell you my name and the details of my life but I cannot...I fear I will be sued or physically harmed....more

Domestic Violence: Try as We Might – Those who Love You Can’t Save You...it starts with you

Truths from the Chaos I am just as disturbed as the next person about Chris Brown and Rihanna’s most recent music collaboration and "twee-ffections" to each other. Sure, they do not owe the court of public opinion an explanation. No, they should not have to sneak around behind the public's back to be together or croon endlessly to each other either. It’s just...I would feel better if...I did not have to watch...this cycle play out again. The cycle of domestic violence can happen over and over again in an abusive relationship....more
 @Isabel_Anders @HomeRearedChef I find comfort and peace at the possibility that I might help ...more

Today's post is a response to "A Truck Exploded and Two Were Born"

    I wanted to say thanks for all the kind comments and emails.  I feel like I need to give a short follow up to this story. I think it is important to tell how things turned out with my ex husband. Basicly, I want to tell how the story ended.  Not my story, his. I don't want anyone to think for one second I was some hero because I wasn't. I was weak and young and scared. I was struggling with all the heartache and emotions of being a single mother....more
 @curvywriter  I know you are right, but it is hard to always feel strong and not regret, ...more

Chris Brown Can't Beat Me, or You.

Before I explain how sick to my stomach I felt when reading Tweet after Tweet by women saying, in various ways, we should all stop bitching about Chris Brown, they'd let him beat them all night long, let me make my fondness for rough sex abundantly clear. ...more

"Date Night" Inadequate Sentence in Domestic Violence Case

If a man puts his hands on his wife's neck in anger and throws her against a couch, at least one judge thinks that a date night at Red Lobster, bowling, and some flowers are enough to set things right....more
Very often men who abuse their wives and children are suffering from a depression that can only ...more

5 Ways to Handle the Intense Emotions after Rape

The trauma of being raped can lead to physical as well as emotional pain. It is important for rape survivors to learn effective ways of handling their emotions after their ordeal.Some of the emotional symptoms that rape survivors experience include:Difficulty concentrating - Confusion  - Depression  - Panic attacks -  Mysterious emotional outbursts - Anxiety  - More intense fears often resulting in phobias etc...more

Angels Got my Back

We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another.  ~Luciano de Crescenzo   I am able to go out and greet  the world each day, because I know angels have "got my back".  Probably not the angels you are thinking ab...more

She was battered and broken, but she was beautiful

 Our assignment was to write about something we find beautiful, which is not appealing to everyone.  Can we find beauty in things like death, pain, sadness or hurt?  Our professor said, "Tell me about finding beauty where others see none" and  I instantly thought of my day at the courthouse about a year ago. ...more
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