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
Tags » Battered Women
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
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