You can't protect your children from witnessing domestic abuse if you're in an abusive relationship. And the effect of witnessing domestic abuse is harmful in the short and long-term picture. You may think that because the kids are asleep or even at a friend's house that they can't witness abuse. … ...read this
Stephen Covey says to “live out of your imagination, not your history.” Depression, suicidal thoughts, hate, despair and hopelessness result when I live out of the mindset of my past. It’s as if he is abusing me all over again.
You can be financially abused even if you earn your own money or have access to family funds. Financial abuse is more than you may think.
Domestic violence is a bigger problem than we realized because it affects not only the abused person but that person’s entire system (family, friends, colleagues, children, economy, etc.). We cannot afford to consider domestic violence as a family affair like in the past. The web of domestic violence spreads far and wide, infecting every individual in the United States. Domestic violence affects you whether you realize it or not.
One hard lesson I want to learn and accept is that I must pursue things that are meaningful to me so I feel good when I accomplish something. Even if no one but me finds my pursuits meaningful, and even if no one ever praises me or gives me a cookie for pursuing them. The question is, what is meaningful to me?
It made me wonder why Marc would react so respectfully when his dad used harsh language, but so “teenager-ish” and disrespectfully when I did it the other night. Specifically, when I “commanded” his respect during our argument. It bugged me. A lot.
Will disparaged my self-discipline consistently throughout our marriage. I didn’t have it, according to him, and that’s why I couldn’t work outside the home, or follow-through on my interests, or do the dishes right after dinner. I didn’t do the dishes right after dinner because the kids were supposed to do the dishes, and Will […]