…I kiss him softly on his lips before I leave the room momentarily to grab something from the kitchen. I turn to look at him before turning the corner to the hallway, and he smiles so big as he watches me walk all the way to the kitchen. Gone no more than sixty seconds, I walk back to the room and his door feels locked; I realize he locked me out on purpose; I must have taken too long in the kitchen. I lightly knock on his door. He opens it, only to have for me rage all over his face; his own eyes look angry..dark..dead…as if he has become someone else entirely… Continue reading “Here I Go Again”
I would like to highly recommend a book on domestic violence I recently finished which helped me realize how many types of emotional abuse there are, as well as to make me realize just how severe the abuse is I’ve been dealing with. Certainly a lot of domestic violence situations are much worse than the victim realizes or is willing to accept based on their current knowledge of what constitutes abuse. Continue reading “Stop Bullying Me!”
Why should a reported, known domestic abuser be allowed to have a gun? The National Network to End Domestic Violence states, in regard to advocating for domestic violence legislation, that
Year after year, we call upon Congress to enact gun safety legislation that enhances safety for women and families by closing existing gaps in federal firearms laws and expanding background checks. A number of Members of Congress are advocating for an important background check bill that would help keep firearms out of the hands of dangerous abusers.
Ask your member of Congress to show his or her support by joining the call for action on this life-saving legislation by clicking here
In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October please the following:
- wear purple
- place a purple banner on your website or blog
- post a purple Domestic Violence Awareness Month image on your social media sites
- try get everyone you know involved, send them to this blog!
- educate your children about domestic violence and what it means, and give examples depending on their ages
- GET INVOLVED! <—–click there!