“Sheltering in place” isn’t that safe of a thing when you are sheltering with an abuser.
She may fear that she won’t be believed. So many abusers are very charismatic, fun-loving and charming when they are around other people. It’s not until they are behind closed doors that the other side of them is revealed
The most important thing to realize when dealing with a victim is that they have been through a lot. They are broken and exhausted. If they seem distracted, have a hard time concentrating on one thing, feel overwhelmed…it’s because their mind has been twisted by the abuser and they are exactly those things…overwhelmed, distracted, and stressed.
The landscape of the American family has changed drastically over the past fifty years or so. At one point in our country’s history, most families generally consisted of a father who went to work and provided income, and a mother who didn’t work outside of the home, but instead, raised the children and took care … Continue reading When Domestic Violence Comes to Work
In the first part of this series on domestic abuse, we talked about what it was, what all it entailed. In part two we talked about the people affected by domestic abuse. And in the third part we covered the different types of domestic abuse. (All the blogs are listed on the blog page under … Continue reading DV – Part IV – It’s a Choice!
It seems like the isolation part of domestic abuse happens very gradually. You don’t even realize it is happening, but all of a sudden it hits you that you haven’t been out with your friends for months, barely see your family anymore and rush home after work or from getting groceries. You do it to … Continue reading DV – Part III – Isolation
A Path to Hope written by Rose Saad Being a Christian woman in an abusive relationship has its own set of unique and complicated problems. After all, we are taught that we are to be submissive and obedient to our husbands, that they are the head of the household and we answer to them. … Continue reading A Path to Hope – Restoring the Spirit of the abused Christian Woman
Sexual abuse is one of the hardest types of abuse to talk about. Not only is it opening the doors of your most private space to others, it carries with it the most shame for the victims. After all, it is the forceful invasion of your innermost being, whether that be physical or emotional. … Continue reading DV – Part III – Sexual Abuse
In the movies, falling in love is such a magical thing. The musical score plays in the background while the lovers gaze into each other’s eyes and promise to walk through life side by side no matter what life throws at them. Until their dying day, they will be best friends, all their needs, all … Continue reading The Day of Realization
Religious abuse is a hot topic right now. There are situations in homes where the couple each follow their own religious beliefs and they may differ from that of their partner. The victim may be subject to ridicule and belittling by the abuser who doesn’t share the same beliefs. The abuser may even prevent the … Continue reading DV – Part III – Religious Abuse