Domestic Violence Day 10: Alcohol Abuse

Alcoholism
For October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I am continuing a series on the various abuses. Now, I will proceed with the next abuse: alcohol abuse.  Alcohol abuse also leads to other abuses with violence.

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“Alcohol abuse is a disease. It is characterized by a pattern of excessive drinking despite the negative effects of alcohol on the individual’s life, including their families. Continue reading

HE LIFTS US UP: ABUSE to HOMELESS

Domestic violence, drug abuse, alcohol abuse… all of these abuses lead to homelessness as many are forced out of their homes whether for safety reasons or financial reasons.

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homeless woman and childI can tell you that this post had started out as a “Daily Prompt” then I just decided to use it as a message. It was the first “fictitious” story that I wrote, since I have never been to LA but decided to keep it anyway. Only parts of this is true for me. Unfortunately, I know that most of it is true for many women…. You see, I met some of these woman as I sought refuge in a “Women’s Shelter” for protection from my abuser. These women do leave with only the shirts on their back. They leave everything behind to protect themselves and their children.

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Domestic Violence Day 7: Spiritual Abuse

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Today we will continue our series of the various abuses for October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Today’s topic is probably one that even fewer people want to talk about… Spiritual Abuse. This abuse includes such a wide range of abuses and is so hidden that many people do not pick up on it. Yes, there have been terrible incidences that have made headlines, but the vast majority occur everyday. Continue reading

Domestic Violence Day 6: Elder Abuse

elder abuse

For October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I am continuing a series on the various abuses. Now, I will proceed with the next abuse: Elder Abuse.

According to Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elder_abuse, “elder abuse is a single, or repeated act of mistreatment or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person.” Continue reading

Domestic Violence Day 4: Psychological Abuse

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The last several days, I have posted the first 3 of October’s Domestic Violence Series. So now, I will try to explain what I have learned about another listed abuse: Psychological Abuse…
Psychological abuse is in most cases another name for emotional abuse and can be found used interchangeably. We find that it is often listed separately so I thought that I should address it. Continue reading