Posts Tagged "Abuse Stories"

The Voice of a Sexual Abuse Survivor

The Voice of a Sexual Abuse Survivor

The more I work with domestic violence survivors, the more I realize how many have been sexually abused as children. I am no longer shocked in my counseling sessions when someone begins sharing how their father, uncle, brother or cousin…

Healing from Childhood Sexual Abuse

Healing from Childhood Sexual Abuse

Many who are abused as adults were also abused as children – either emotionally, physically or sexually. The number of people who have experienced this is shocking and tragic. Getting past any of these is difficult, but I can’t imagine…

Domestic Violence Experienced by Men

Domestic Violence Experienced by Men

For six years I have been a domestic violence advocate, helping abuse victims and survivors. The vast majority have been women. Having very little experience with male victims, I have often wondered what their experience might be like. Recently, a…

That Crazy-Making Honeymoon Stage

That Crazy-Making Honeymoon Stage

Have you ever received a letter from your abuser where he* makes every promise you ever wanted to hear? Suddenly, your decision to leave him seems the most stupid and selfish move you have ever made. This was my experience….

How Amy Found Peace

How Amy Found Peace

  Good morning my friends! I am taking an intensive graduate course for the next few weeks. My good friend Amy Daumit, author of Forget Me Not, Learning to Live With Me and For Me and creator of Forget Me Not Advocacy Group, and…

Forget Me Not, by Amy Daumit

Forget Me Not, by Amy Daumit

Today I have the honor of introducing you to someone special who is fighting against domestic violence. Meet Amy Daumit, author of Forget Me Not: learning to live with me and for me, which just came out last week. Amy is the…

What Issues Do You Face?

What Issues Do You Face?

I sometimes hear people say, “Nothing good ever came from the web.” I disagree. I have made friends, learned a ton, and built a support network online. Recently I was contacted by a group called IssuesIFace.com. They found my blog online, and…