Sometimes I feel like one of those people who are trying to talk on their cell phones with only half a bar of service. They shout and ask questions and repeatedly say “hello?” in order to determine if they have lost their connection or not. 224 more words
Tags » Hyper-vigilance
Over the past few weeks of speaking against men’s violence on twitter, I have connected with some new people online. A couple of these are women who, like myself, have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a result of their own experiences with men’s violence. 898 more words
On the surface, victims of abusers are excellent at pretending.
We can pretend we are happy when we aren’t, we can say whatever we think needs to be said to escape a slap, a hit, an emotional or verbal bang, whatever it is…..we get masterful at knowing what is going to “flip” the abuser. 252 more words