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Emotional abuse is just as painful. 

When I was younger I heard people speak about my mum. How ‘beautiful’ and ‘youthful’ and ‘relaxed’ she was. I always wondered what had happened to her as I watched her battle with her own self esteem, anger and anxiety. 1,698 more words


Jekyll Island Club Resort - A Writer Retreats

Last week, I retreated to Jekyll Island Club Resort where I completed my book about growing up in an abusive home, having a transgender father who hid his truth until he reached his seventies, and finding a way to forgive… 695 more words

Rants And Raves

Reclaiming Yourself from Domestic Abuse: Self-Care 9

This series of blogs expands on Self-Care 1 where I discussed how essential self-care is to recovering from the damage done to us by Domestic Abuse.  691 more words

My First Date

I went on my first date, yesterday.

I wasn’t afraid of him. He was much bigger than I, and I still was not afraid, that is how mild mannered he is. 440 more words

Kristy Manzanares, Sotheby’s International luxury realtor: When Double Lives Kill

Kristy Manzanares a 39 year old Utah Sotheby’s International Realty realtor’s promotional photo luring in clients for Sotheby’s International Realty

Kristy Manzanares a 39 year old house wife and mom of three who shows up to her crappy realtor’s position in down-and-out-Utah, when she feels like it… 308 more words

Kristy Manzanares

A Tale of Two Survivors

Dia Rekhi @ Chennai, Jun 24

Bruises take time to heal but scars, they fade but rarely disappear. For women who are victims of domestic abuse but also burn victims, it is not just the trauma of physical abuse but the mental agony of dealing with burn scars that takes a heavy toll on them. 1,242 more words

The Madras Check