In the months after leaving my abusive husband, there was so much I wanted to explain to my boys! My oldest son’s anger was heavy and dense. I could reach out and touch my youngest son’s broken heart on his sleeve. I wanted so badly to explain my side of things…but I couldn’t.
Drinking only lowers inhibitions – it lets you be “more you” and gives the abuser permission to abuse.
On a side note and just for the record, Will brought home a bottle of Jack Daniel’s in his suitcase. He started drinking from it, and then on Saturday morning, he asked me if I had drunk any of the whiskey (I hadn’t) and said that it must have been Marc who drunk it. I asked […]
I’ve got a question for you: Is it abuse if I cut off my teenager mid-sentence and tell him that I don’t want to hear his mouth anymore? See, technically, I believe all people deserve a fair hearing (even if you don’t agree with them). This extends to my children; I’ve always tried to respect their […]
Abuse came before Depression in my marriage, but when my Depression lifted (thanks Prozac) I entered another fantasy world.
One sign of abuse is if you keep thinking “It Will Be Better When….” (when we have a baby, the kids go to school, we move, the kids go to college, etc.)
Al-Anon is helping me to detach from Will’s drinking, but I’m not liking it too much. I feel responsible for making him well and happy so he can be NICE.
I’ve been so depressed & moody lately – I’ve been terrible. I either am so deeply in love that I can’t see, or else he is irritating the shit out of me.