Escaping Abuse Is The Best Thing To Do BUT It’s Not Easy

Escaping abuse means turning your life upside down, but the trouble of escaping abuse is well worth it if you know what to expect when you go. Read my new post at titled Escaping Abuse: 5 Things Your Therapist Won’t Tell You

A Survivor Music Video Youtube Playlist – Add Your Favorite Songs!

Music heals your mind and heart RIGHT AWAY. It doesn’t take long to come out of a funk when you’ve got the right sounds flowing through your body. Here’s my Survivor playlist – my go-to songs for feeling good no matter what memory of abuse threatens my sanity.

Understanding Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence is “street smarts,” as opposed to “book smarts” when speaking about emotional strength. Emotional intelligence accounts for a great deal of a person’s ability to navigate life effectively. We experience different levels of emotional intelligence based on our own life’s teachings and experiences.

Non-Violent, Mature Relationships From the Heart!

Julie is a trained domestic violence victims advocate and facilitator of a Batterer’s Intervention Program in California. She joins to help victims and survivors to heal from domestic violence help survivors understand why their abuser abuses, and to help abusers stop their abusive behaviors. Non-violent, mature relationships include qualities of cohesiveness, acceptance and joy with […]

Abuse Survivor Fights PTSD and Depression

Today is rough. I looked back on my life to see how my mental illnesses affect my relationships with others. This is hard to do because I didn’t ask for these mental illnesses; I wasn’t born with them! I never asked for the car accident with my mum, and I definitely never asked for what those […]

After Leaving Abuse: Dealing with Fear for Your Safety

Previous Post – Leaving Abuse: Before You Leave Emotions To Deal With After Leaving Your Abuser Immediately after leaving your abusive relationship, you tend to feel some conflicting emotions in no certain order: joy, pride, fear, and great sadness. I remember feeling them all at once sometimes in the days and weeks after separating from […]

Leaving Abuse: Before You Go

I left my abusive husband 4 years and a month ago, but I clearly remember those first few months of freedom. It sure didn’t feel like freedom as depression and anxiety tore through me like tornadoes, first one direction and then another. My emotions seemed to control whether I could take a breath or not. […]

It’s Hard To Believe Someone Could Be So Cruel – Abuser Behaviors

Amanda commented on Things Abusers Say and Do:  I see a lot of my current partner’s abusive behavior on this page. What keeps me from leaving, or from even fully acknowledging the problem, is that I can’t actually imagine someone being so consciously manipulative and cruel. It is difficult for me to believe that such […]

About Our Domestic Violence Survivor Mentors

Meet the Verbal Abuse Journals team of domestic violence Survivors’ Mentors. Our mentors make the free program for current & former victims of domestic abuse & violence possible.

Stories of Leaving Abuse

Stories of leaving abuse are important because it’s too easy to think “Leaving is for the lucky and the strong! That’s not my situation…” This collection of stories of leaving abuse is different because it tells you how others left abusive relationships despite feeling weak and disadvantaged. Stories of Leaving Abuse List Planning to Leave Abuse Planning and […]