Word{s} Of the Day: Safety Plan

A good safety plan is your friend and it can mean the difference between life and serious injury or death. It's difficult to think rationally and logically in the middle of an abusive situation, so it's worth every minute you spend planning what to do if things get bad. Do not wait until you're ready to … Continue reading Word{s} Of the Day: Safety Plan

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Sisterhood

There's a special understanding which takes place between women who have experienced abuse, sometimes even before the admission happens. It's because we subconsciously appreciate the mutual respect and we are naturally drawn to those who treat us properly. The split second someone mentions "domestic abuse", the initial bond strengthens because we have found someone who … Continue reading Sisterhood

Tell

For a long time, I didn't tell my side of the story. I didn't feel comfortable talking about it because of my experiences of telling people in professional roles. Some of the people I spoke to trivialized the abuse because there was no evidence of injury. It took me a long time to acquire a … Continue reading Tell