Am I a Fraud?

I was momentarily ecstatic when I read the news brief about me and Surviving Abuse network. Then the fear, the anxiety, the knot in the pit of my stomach erupted! WHAT IF…WHAT IF…WHAT IF… the ramifications this publication are negative or my abuser reads it? I am...

Top 10 Lessons Learned from Domestic Abuse Survivors

Odds are good that you have heard these Top 10 Lessons but, as a survivor of abuse, they are all buried. Our old buddy, Fear, has over-ridden putting them into practice, even in your new life. No matter how long you’ve been out of abuse, you have the option now to...

You’ve Been Out of Abuse for a While: What Now?

Even if you’ve been out of domestic abuse for decades, I bet you are still being held hostage, in your head, by your abuser. There are thoughts and experiences that bring back that empty feeling in your stomach, make your heart race and cause the familiar burning...

Society Does Not Want Us to Talk About Domestic Abuse

The theory of Collective Collusion addresses the fact that society will side with the perpetrator when abuse is brought forward. WHAT??      And why?? Because society does not want to question the Father figure, the Authority figure. If Authority is questioned, the...

And Then I Left the Chocolates in the Car

It’s the holiday season, right?  And, the best way to resolve frustration, loneliness, anger, distress … holiday blues?  Eat.   In “Eat, Pray and Love Yourself” Mickie tells an embarrassing story about the power of a box of chocolates had over her!  This time of year,...