Posts Tagged "Safety Planning"

Escaping Your Abuser with Your Pets

Escaping Your Abuser with Your Pets

When planning to escape an abuser, there are many things to consider. Where will I live? What will I eat? Will I be able to find a job? What will happen to my kids? Contacting your local domestic violence center…

Fighting the Strategies of a User

Fighting the Strategies of a User

All users aren’t abusers, but all abusers are users. If you are in the beginning stages of a relationship with one of these people, they will try some common tactics to real you in. I will share some strategies you can…

Helping Employees with Domestic Violence

Helping Employees with Domestic Violence

  Employers often don’t realize that domestic violence is affecting their business. Domestic violence reaches every facet of our community, including the workplace. According to DomesticShelters.org*, domestic violence causes victims to lose 175,000 days of work per year in the United States….

I Am So Thankful for DomesticShelters.org

I Am So Thankful for DomesticShelters.org

Have you ever heard of DomesticShelters.org? I truly hope so. If you follow me on Facebook, you probably have because I am one of their biggest fans. DomesticShelters.org began two years ago, through a partnership of the National Coalition Against Domestic…

More About Protection/Restraining Orders

More About Protection/Restraining Orders

In my last blog, I shared my story of taking out a restraining order against my abusive ex-husband. For me, that was definitely the right thing to do. Should every abuse victim get a restraining order? Not necessarily.  According to Domesticshelters.org, sometimes…

Breaking Free from Financial Abuse

Breaking Free from Financial Abuse

Are you considering leaving your abuser? If so, one of the factors that might keep you stuck in the abuse is lack of finances. Abusers often try to keep their victims tied to them financially by the following means: They prevent…