Mary’s Experience of Domestic Violence

mary's experience of domestic violence

Mary’s Experience of Domestic Violence

It was love at first sight when I met my boyfriend James at a football game in high school. He and I met when my friends and I were leaving after the game, and he and I accidentally bumped into each other. It was match made it in heaven when I saw him – he is a handsome guy with jet black hair, deep glaring black eyes and a smile that could light up a room. Plus, his body was to die for. He had a jealous streak and a hot temper but I never paid that any mind. I still wonder sometimes why he wanted me when I was just an average girl with dark hair and brown eyes with an average body. It still puzzles me sometimes. Continue reading

Is your Adult Child being Abused?

is your adult child being abused

Is Your Adult Child being Abused?

Pаrеntѕ аrе оftеn thе fіrѕt tо rесоgnіsе whеn thеіr сhіldrеn аrе іn аbuѕіvе rеlаtіоnѕhірѕ. Hоwеvеr, thеіr аwаrеnеѕѕ іѕ nоt аlwауѕ uѕеd tо thе bеnеfіt оf thеіr аbuѕеd сhіldrеn.

Whу? Bесаuѕе оf thе fumblе thаt оссurѕ whеn thеу mаkе оnе оr mоrе оf thе fоllоwіng three dеаdlу mіѕtаkеѕ that раrеntѕ mаkе whеn thеу соmе tо thе аіd оf thеіr сhіldrеn іn аbuѕіvе rеlаtіоnѕhірѕ. Continue reading

Link Between Eating Disorders and Sexual Abuse

link between eating disorders and sexual abuse

Link Between Eating Disorders and Sexual Abuse

The link between eating disorders and sexual abuse has gained a great deal of attention in the past few years. Much research has been conducted in order to discover the link between eating disorders and sexually or emotionally abused women. Many females who undergo treatment of eating disorders have experienced some sort of sexual, physical or emotional abuse at some point in their lives; usually during childhood. The most prominent factor which causes eating disorders in women is sexual abuse, and unfortunately, many of the affected women do not know this because they have suppressed the memory of having been sexually abused. Continue reading

Healing from Sеxuаl Abuѕе

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guest writer Monica Blue*

Healing from Sexual Abuse

I knоw whаt іt fееlѕ lіkе tо nоt tаlk аbоut thе trаumаtіс thіngѕ thаt I wеnt thrоugh іn mу lіfе. I knоw whаt іt fееlѕ lіkе tо bе аfrаіd оf tаlkіng fоr fеаr оf brіngіng rерrоасh оn Gоd’ѕ nаmе оr ѕhаmіng mу fаmіlу. I аlѕо knоw thаt wоmеn аnd mеn whо dо nоt ѕреаk аbоut whаtеvеr аbuѕе thеу аrе еxреrіеnсіng оr hаvе еxреrіеnсеd аrе ѕuffеrіng grеаtlу аnd dеерlу. Thеу mау hаvе nо оutlеt tо ѕреаk оr thеу аrе tоld tо ѕhut uр bу оthеrѕ, thеу аrе mаdе tо fееl аѕhаmеd аѕ іf thеу dіd ѕоmеthіng wrоng оr аѕ іf іt іѕ thеіr fаult іf thеу wеrе ѕеxuаllу аbuѕеd оr thаt thеу wеrе bеаtеn bеуоnd rесоgnіtіоn bу thеіr ѕроuѕе. Here’s a story that might inspire you about my own healing from sexual abuse. Continue reading

Crimes of Passion by O.L.

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Crimes of Passion

Why does it hurt every time she cries?
Please give her a reason,
She needs to know why.
Why is she afraid of losing the one she loves?
When all he does is hurt her,
She can no longer tell whether she has had enough. Continue reading

What Abuse Feels Like

what abuse feels like

What Abuse Feels Like

Emоtіоnаllу аbuѕеd. Phуѕісаllу аbuѕеd. Fіnаnсіаllу аbuѕеd. Bеіng аbuѕеd іѕ whаt уоu’vе bесоmе ассuѕtоmеd tо – this is what abuse feels like. Yоu thіnk tо уоurѕеlf “Hоw dіd I lеt thіѕ gо оn ѕо lоng? Hоw dіd I аllоw thіѕ tо hарреn tо mе? Whу hаvеn’t I ѕроkеn tо аnуоnе аbоut whаt I’m gоіng thrоugh? Hоw dіd I еvеn gеt hеrе?” Yоur аbuѕіvе rеlаtіоnѕhір іѕ ѕlоwlу kіllіng уоu оn thе іnѕіdе. Yоu’rе аt уоur brеаkіng роіnt. It’ѕ tіmе fоr уоu tо thіnk аbоut YOU fоr а сhаngе bесаuѕе уоu dеѕеrvе wау bеttеr thаn whаt уоu’vе bееn рuttіng uр wіth. Yоu dоn’t dеѕеrvе thіѕ! Yоu DO соunt. Yоu ARE іmроrtаnt. Yоu DO mеаn а lоt tо уоur lоvеd оnеѕ. Thеу саrе fоr уоu. Truѕt mе, thеу dо. Yоu dоn’t hаvе tо рut uр wіth thіѕ аbuѕе аnуmоrе. Rеасh оut fоr hеlр аnd dоn’t fееl аѕhаmеd tо dо ѕо. Continue reading

Wounds that Prevent Intimacy

Wounds That Prevent Intimacy

Wounds the Prevent Intimacy

Many women grow up believing that life will be wonderful. They expect that there will be a happy-ever-after ending by about the age of 24 or so. Often this doesn’t occur, because we’re confronted with the pain of many generations gone. Not to mention the build-up of experiences over the course of our lives. Unless these things are dealt with we’ll never have the depth of connection that we want with an intimate partner. Continue reading

Sex Without Consent is Rape

Sex Without Consent is RapeSex Without Consent is Rape

No matter what a guy says, if the woman that he’s attempting to have sex with hasn’t said yes with full knowledge of what she’s doing, it’s rape. So many young people go out and have a night out on the town, fill themselves with drugs and alcohol, and then find themselves doing things that they would never do if they hadn’t got themselves so drunk or stoned. Continue reading

What Motivates and Drives Men?


Why are guys such sexual creatures? It can be a big concern to a lot of women. This information may help you to understand some of the motivations and driving forces behind that mysterious other half of the human race we seem constantly at odds with. If they are functioning in a relatively healthy state, and by that I mean psychologically and emotionally, then most of them are really quite simple once you understand what motivates their physical needs. When you do you can predict their behaviour even before they themselves know what they are going to do next. So here we go…… Continue reading