DV Awareness Day#20: Various Abuses– Which Have You Experienced?

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As I was thinking of the various abuses that so many of us have endured, I thought of providing a list and having people write which ones they have experienced. Too many people still think that verbal and emotional abuse is insignificant… but it is not. It is the forerunner that leads to the other abuses. Now I can tell you that there were times that I thought it would be easier to be hit than the constant verbal attacks. But no abuse is easy. No abuse is right. And it is only when we say, “enough is enough” and stand up to the abuses, that we can get the strength to find a way out and accept the abuse “no more”!

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DV Awareness Day#19: NO MORE DRAMA

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As I have been thinking this week about the drama and trauma that goes along with abuse, I remembered this song from several years ago on American Idol. When I heard it, I thought about what an awesome song that it would be for an anti-abuse or anti-bullying campaign. Too many do not understand how the dramas that we live with lead us to the traumas that deeply wound us. I pray that every person reading this will be blessed… and have No More Drama in their lives. Continue reading

DV Awareness Day#18: From Drama to Trauma (Trigger Warning)

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From drama to trauma….
is how an abusive situation grows.
Starting slowly then escalating…
to levels only God knows.

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For the levels of abuse cycle…
as more and more violence arise…
until it unfortunately culminates…
and even some poor victim dies.

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Cause from the drama of abuse…
with verbal and emotional attacks…
go from honeymoon to explosion…
and then again cycle back.

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DV Awareness Day #17: Inspirational Message– Don’t Wait!

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I saw this quote and wanted to share it because of the truth in it.

“You don’t have to wait for someone to treat you bad repeatedly. All it takes is once, and if they get away with it that once, if they know they can treat you like that, then it sets the pattern for the future.” (Healthyplace.com)

The old saying “been there- done that” is what comes to me. So many of us have ignored the warning signs and given in again and again to abusers as we ignore the “bad” and rationalize it with the “good” or just make excuses for them.  Remember, every time we allow someone to treat us badly, it becomes acceptable Continue reading