I tweet and post on Facebook hoping to give you all valuable information that you can use. The stories tell of
- domestic violence in the news,
- leaving and staying in domestic violence,
- safety planning and ways to get help,
- books about domestic violence, books to take your mind off domestic violence and
- health issues of concern to those of us living in or healing after abuse.
Verbal Abuse Journals tweets under #exposeDV unless it just won’t fit in the character limit. Our twitter handle is @abuse_journals – please follow.
The Verbal Abuse Journals Facebook page showcases Janet’s messages (she’s our mentor manager) and I post at times. We have a Pinterest tab on the Facebook page, but you can follow our domestic violence and abuse board on Pinterest, too.
If you missed the last week or so on social media (who can keep up?), here are the links I shared:
Domestic Violence and Health
- Overcoming Common Obstacles to Change – Face your fears, the #1 emotion keeping you in abuse
- Overcome Anxiety and Fear: Exorcise The Demon Meditation – You can face your fears in your mind before facing them in the outside world. It’s visualization, like the sports heroes use to improve their game.
- We Store Our Trauma in Our Bodies – One way to get it out
- Healing from Depression – Depression is a side-effect of domestic violence. Get treatment for clearer thinking!
- Depression After Leaving Abusive Relationship: Spiraling
- 9 Best Exercises for Women to Reduce Stress – If you live with domestic abuse, get all the stress relief you can!
- How to build self-confidence and avoid mistakes that destroy creativity – Domestic violence victims are often creative
- Abuse Survivor Fights PTSD and Depression – Two of many side-effects of abuse
- Health Effects of Domestic Violence from U of MN – Includes depression, sexually transmitted diseases, anxiety, ptsd, addiction and anxiety
- How to Heal From Depression – Depression = abuse side-effect
- Freedom From Within – Abuse survivor’s uplifting website
Expose Domestic Violence and Abuse
- CrazyMaking: Domestic Abuse Intended To Cause Self-Doubt and Keep You Stuck In Domestic Violence and Abuse
- When The Judge Gave Custody To Our Abuser – Know the possibilities of co-parenting with your abuser
- Verizon helps the 1 in 3 women, 1 in 4 men and more than 3 million children in the US impacted by domestic violence
- How Abusive Women Brainwash You – System is the same, methods a bit different
- He Abuses Me Because I’m Not Him: Unforgivable Mistakes – And since I’ll never BE him, the abuse continues
- A World Where Verbal Abuse Leaves Physical Scars – Graphic
- A Verbal Abuser Defined Me – I am no longer his opinion of me
- Abuser Tricks – New Hope For Women is in Rockford, Maine
Parenting And Domestic Violence
- Parenting, Custody & Domestic Violence: Best Practices – Take info like this to your divorce attorney
- 5 Facts About Children of Domestic Violence – A violent childhood isn’t just forgotten as children grow up
Domestic Violence Books
- Comprehensive Domestic Violence Safety Plan: stay safer whether you stay or leave
- My Abusive Marriage…and what i’m doing in it by Kellie Jo Holly
- Wellness Recovery Action Plan by Mary Ellen Copeland
- My Abusive Marriage . . . and what happened when i left it by Kellie Jo Holly
- A Journey Through Emotional Abuse: From Bondage to Freedom by Caroline Abbott (Follow @Caroline_Abbott)
- Encouragement for Women Involved with Angry and Controlling Men by Lundy Bancroft
- Should I Stay or Should I Go?: A Guide to Knowing if Your Relationship Can – and Should – be Saved by Lundy Bancroft
Take Your Mind Off Domestic Violence Books
Domestic Violence and Abuse Stories
Leaving Domestic Violence and Abuse
- Domestic Violence: Leaving Abusive Relationships – Site isn’t pretty but the information is great.
- After Leaving Your Abusive Relationship – Emotions to expect
- 3 Crappy Things That Happened After Surviving Abuse – Mental health comes back, but not right away
Mentoring Domestic Violence And Abuse Victims
*NOTE: We are in dire need of mentors/coaches to help abuse victims who live in abuse or are healing from it.
- Are you an abuse survivor? Want to help domestic violence victims? If so, mentoring may be for you. Apply here.
- Is your Abusive Marriage making you hate yourself? Free email help from domestic violence survivors here.
My Favorite Comments of The Week
Facebook Comment on Post Asking For Mentors (See This Online):
“I would like to do this but sharing my ss# and paying a few sounds sketchy to me :(“
Janet’s reply: “It’s not sketchy but I admire you making that statement. It shows that you are taking care of yourself. The SS# and the fee are for the Criminal Record Check we run prior to accepting a Mentor. We do this because we are asking virtual strangers to be in a position of trust with someone who is already vulnerable. Doing the check protects everyone involved.”
Twitter (See This Online):
@DTPhotos54 tweets, “Need information on Verbal or Emotional Abuse? @abuse_journals has some great resources.”
Reply: YAY! That’s what we try to do – provide education and resources.
Facebook In Response to This Image (See This Online):
“sorry but it kinda sounds worse than staying…”
Janet’s reply: These are the big hurdles you can face after you have left. It is more something to be aware of. But there is also a lot of good to leaving. Living FREE of day to day abuse, constant fear and what that does to your health is worth the hurdles. I found that after I left I found me again, I found laughter and I found freedom!! I find those three things worth having even though I have faced each of these hurdles.
I hope you found this useful. Have a great day!