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Getting to know me: The End of Monster

Monster was back in the trailer…it was early in the morning, so we all went back to bed. As I laid down, praying Monster would just go to sleep, I noticed my suitcase was sticking out a little from under the bed. 2,031 more words


The battered man

I have treated plenty of abused and battered women in my day, far more than I ever wanted to.

There’s a certain pattern of thinking and behavior that goes along with being an abused woman that becomes so familiar you can spot it in minutes: the tendency to minimize the seriousness and damaging effects of the abuse; to confabulate explanations for the bruises and abrasions which defy logic; to assume blame for the abuse even in the face of firm remonstration from sympathetic parties not to assume blame; to protect the reputation and dignity of the abuser by refusing to report the abuse to the authorities, and in some cases even by refusing to acknowledge that the other party is, in fact, an abuser. 676 more words


The Kindness of Strangers

Every once in a while I will look back on posts I have written, usually when I notice a random page has been accessed, and when I read the comment section I’m always taken aback.   1,490 more words

Domestic Violence

Annual Fundraiser: Safe at Home Softball Tournament June 7

Safe at Home Co-Ed Softball Tournament, the S.H.A.R.E., Inc. Domestic Violence Program annual fundraiser, will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, June 7, 2014 at the Joslin-Needham Softball Complex in Brush, Colorado. 59 more words

Domestic Violence

We left the movie theatre that day, Monster was being very nice to us both… you know that saying about the calm before the storm…You better believe it! 2,106 more words


Silver Anniversary

Last month was my 25th wedding anniversary.  There were so many emotions swirling inside of me that day, actually that entire week, that I was unable to even come here in that time frame and sort them out.  1,102 more words

Domestic Violence

A Poem...From the Story I Found Glory

The subject of domestic violence is near to my heart. The effects and impacts are far reaching. The victims are many, excuses, there are none. Everyone has choices to make. 808 more words