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Alecia's Story ~ #whyIstayed

As Domestic Violence Awarness Month comes to a close, this is the last story I am sharing of the courageous women who dared to use their voice and speak their thruth about living and staying in abusive relationbships. Today I share Alecia's story.  Her story is an example of how domestic violence happens in the […]

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Elaine's Story ~ #whyIstayed

Today I share Elaine's story.  Her story is an example of abuse comimg in many  forms.  Again, I ask you notice any compassion or judgements you find yourself experiencing.  And, to practice self-care. Growing up I honestly thought that I would be single for my whole life and that I would never have any children. […]

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Pami's Story ~ #whyIstayed

Today I share Pami's story.  While there are often many similarities in the stories of our lives, there are some differences too.  Take from it what you find yourself connecting with and be aware of any judgements you may find.  As a defense, judgement often shows up when something within is triggered.  This is certainly an […]

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DV Awareness Month ~ My story of #WhyIStayed

It’s October, which means it’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  As I mentioned in the previous blog (you can find all the info here), this month I hope to share stories from people who have been in abusive relationships about why they stayed in the relationship (which, btw, most of us stay for at least some […]

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DV Awareness Month 2014 #WhyIStayed

As most of you know October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  There has been a lot of discussion in the last several weeks due to the video of a professional football player hitting his wife and knocking her out.  On a side note, isn’t it interesting that the only way DV becomes a topic for […]

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The Face of Domestic Violence

Less than one week into Domestic Violence Awareness Month we already have the first murder as a result of DV.  I say first because unfortunately it likely will not be the last. According to latest statistic I was able to find (2005), in this country 3 women are killed by their partner or ex partner […]

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2013

Why doesn’t she leave?  I would never let someone treat me that way!  What is wrong with her?  She deserves what she gets if she stays.  She must like it. These are just a few of the most common questions and statements made when hearing about a domestic violence situation. However, when someone makes these […]

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Domestic Violence…signs and impact

I have restarted the writing of this post several times.  Domestic violence is such an important issue and there are so many aspects to cover.  However, I’ve accepted this is a blog, not a research paper.  So, I’ve decided to, for now, provide information that might help someone recognize if she or he (or someone […]

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

When we think of October, we tend to think of Halloween, leaves changing, cool brisk air, and Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  The Race for the Cure, The Avon Walk, the pink ribbons, and the NFL even wears pink to honor those affected and raise awareness.  Breast cancer awareness is a very important issue, and thankfully […]

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