Somewhere in the recesses of our minds we feel guilty for having left our abuser…on some level you still love him; (even years later) you wonder how he’s doing.

We’re barreling toward another holiday season, and it’s easy to excavate only the good memories.  The hurtful, nasty, unhappy holiday memories are buried pretty deep…and they aren’t fun to think about. 

For support and inspiration this holiday season, take a look at Surviving the Holidays Mastermind at 

This time of year, it’s important to remind yourself why you left. And, don’t get sucked back in!

Today, Mickie talks about her early holiday experiences after leaving abuse and offers 9 tips from the National Domestic Abuse Hotline that may help maintain your emotional health through the holidays.