3/30/2012 6:00:23 AM
Maud has written to me before. She was in an abusive marriage, but hoped her husband would change, though I told her he would not. Once she realized there was no such luck for that to happen, she found the courage to leave. Now she and her baby are happy, content and have found peace in their lives. A must read for anyone who is abused or if you know of someone being abused. Thoughts?
3/27/2012 10:00:04 PM
Susan, 60, was the product of a failed abortion. One of three babies, she was born with virtually no intestines and no bones in her ankle or heel. It took 22 surgeries before she could walk. She survived a very physically abusive husband, and being very over-weight and has lost all her teeth. Sometimes it gets to be too much and she can't cope and she asks if that's normal? She asks if her life will forever be dictated by her birth defects, or if her hardships can be overcome. What do you think?
2/4/2012 10:00:59 PM
Alice lived 36 years of verbal abuse, and is now trying to get others to listen to her story. Verbal abuse is not mere words that just disappear once spoken. It can shred a person's self esteem, bringing feelings of worthlessness and depression. Are you one of the statistics -- on in three -- who have been repeatedly verbally abused by a loved one? How do you handle this?
12/26/2011 2:00:56 PM
Meriam is a mother of three who had major back surgery because of physical abuse by her ex. Now, a year later, she's free from her abuser, and is working towards a better life. Do you have words of encouragement for her?
12/22/2011 10:00:58 PM
Shand'e survived terrible abuse at the hands of her police Lt. husband until the day she decided to not take it any more. She filed a complaint with the DA, but sadly discovered only 3 to 4 percent of domestic violence cases are ever prosecuted. Seeing the injustice, she decided she will never be silent again about domestic violence. Do you think all abusive partners should face criminal charges?
6/14/2011 12:00:00 PM
My husband, whom I loved dearly since I was 19 years old, tried to kill me. Broadcasted all over the radio and television, the news reported it as an attempted murder/suicide. What happened is truly a miracle.
5/14/2011 8:00:00 PM
It took me years to understand what happened.
4/14/2011 11:00:48 AM
I'm a survivor of Domestic violence and wrote this poem about my survival and my new life now.