Abuse Hides in the Dark. Turn on Your Light.


Okay, let’s do something a little different. I’m not going to tell you what this conversation was about. Instead, I’m going to share what I wrote down, what I heard him say verbatim, and let you fill in the blanks.



Don’t take it personal

Don’t get this twisted


That’s (how he talks to me) more important than what we’re doin’ here (conversation topic)?

You just don’t like to hear the point

You made it all about you instead of about the boy

[deep sigh, “drop” remote forcefully, batteries fall out]

What you fail to see…

Are you trying to piss me off?

Are you trying to write a novel or are you trying to fix the problem?

I’ll tell you what they deal with – you not supporting your husband that’s what your notes pertain to. It wasn’t in the form of a question.

Sound familiar?