"Why didn't she just leave?" That is the question most ask when they find out a woman has been suffering battery and abuse. It seems so simple, so obvious and yet any woman that has been abused will tell you that it is anything but simple. I once thought I would never be one of … Continue reading Ａｂｕｓｅ ｉｓ Ｎｏｔ Ｌｏｖｅ
Gaslighting – Power – Control – Manipulation
Underhanded at its core, gaslighting is a form of emotional abuse that happens more frequently than we often understand or recognize. By definition, emotional abuse is about controlling another person by criticizing, embarrassing, shaming, blaming, discounting, dismissing, depriving, or denying their rights, needs, wants, thoughts, feelings and equality in the relationship. Gaslighting is when someone … Continue reading Gaslighting – Power – Control – Manipulation
The Truth As I Know It
Ernest Hemingway once said, "Write loud and clear about the things that hurt." Well, darling, you have hurt me more than I ever dreamt possible, so this one's for you. You have taken everything good and pure about our relationship and blackened it with shame, with deceit, with twisted delusions. So lets talk about it, … Continue reading The Truth As I Know It
Don’t get too near for there’s lions; beware.
My head is foggy and everything I thought I knew and understood seems hazy. It’s as though for the first time I've opened my eyes to the sight that was always there, looming, a sight I chose not to see. Why is it that people always see what they want to see? Is it an … Continue reading Don’t get too near for there’s lions; beware.