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EMOTIONAL WELLBEING

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REMEMBER RYAN WHITE?


Ryan White should have turned 40 today. But he died at age 18, after a too-short and tumultuous life in which he battled HIV and the prejudice that surrounded it – as well as the somewhat unwelcome place in the spotlight his condition thrust upon him. When White was infected with HIV from a contaminated … Continue reading

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE—Seeing the Red Flags in Relationships


How did I ever get into a relationship that held domestic violence? What was I thinking? From out of nowhere, as I considered relationships over the past 2/3 of my life, I recognized a common factor in them. My significant other in each relationship came across as having something to hide about himself. I’m not really … Continue reading

When Others Try to Control Us


It’s amazing the power one person can have over another, and how they can exercise certain levels of control over another’s emotional wellbeing. Emotions can be wrecked and hearts can be broken so easily. Over the past few weeks I have had conversations with various people who shared their observations of the inhumanity of mankind … Continue reading

Emotional Abuse and Domestic Violence – Partners in Crime


Emotional wellbeing? Emotional health? Just what are they and how do victims of domestic violence reach them? How do we attempt to make some sense of senseless acts in life—molestation, spousal abuse, habitual rejection, poor choices in relationships… The list may seem extensive, but if you will stick with me, I think the result will … Continue reading

When You Lose Someone You Love


There are just some dates that stick with you forever—dates you never forget, such as the birth of your child, wedding anniversaries, the day Kennedy was shot, you know the type of days. The loss of a loved one usually leaves a date indelibly imprinted in your heart’s calendar, and every year when it rolls … Continue reading

Be Aware When an Abusive Partner Apologizes


Right up front, let’s establish that I have a long-running reputation as “Merry Sunshine” with a pair of rose-colored glasses permanently affixed to my face. So, if you read this article and feel I whizzed in your corn flakes, please bear in mind it’s a lot like broccoli. You may not like it, but it … Continue reading

Watch for Tomorrow’s Post


Carolyn, the author I am so pleased with the blog post that is to appear here tomorrow, I just want to encourage everyone to be sure to check it out. Remember, July 30, 2011. Eager to get feedback from any and all of you!

Society’s View on Victims of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence


How far have we come? I recently read an article stating a television personality “got what she deserved” when she was gang-raped. Another tweeted ridiculous comments, begrudgingly eventually apologizing – sort of. Can we say “Neanderthal?” First, it should be brought to that commentator’s attention rape is not a crime driven by lust or horniness. … Continue reading

The Lesson of the Oak Tree―Growing in the Midst of Abuse


Recently I was taken back to the house where I lived while enduring years of spousal abuse. It’s curious how some things that mean very little to others rivet our own attention. There in the front yard stood a stately, huge oak tree. I was amazed. I kept repeating to the reporter who was interviewing … Continue reading

Casey & George Anthony—On Behalf of Victims of Molestation


Throughout the Casey Anthony trial I strongly held the position being molested as a child is not an acceptable defense for murder. I did not take that position to help persecute or prosecute Casey. I heard from many other molestation victims who were just as offended as I had been at the use of that … Continue reading

Casey Anthony vs. Nancy Grace?


And the winner is — neither! While my intent is not to take a stand here for or against Casey Anthony, or expound on all the reasons I feel she might have been found guilty as charged, I am compelled to address the “coverage” given this case by Ms. Grace. It is apparent that Nancy … Continue reading

Casey Anthony – What Part Did Media Play?


I could take a cheap shot and say that in this circus the media played the part of the clowns, but I won’t… well, I guess I just did. Don’t misunderstand me. That is a very general statement, and there were many who covered it with the level of decorum and professionalism we should expect … Continue reading

Casey Anthony – Guilty, Even Though Acquitted?


 “Not guilty” does not mean “not innocent.” Casey Anthony is guilty of much. She is, without a doubt, guilty of not reporting her child missing for 31 days.  Her attorney admitted that. He also suggested she might be considered a “slut.” In reading the various comments posted not only on my blog, but all over … Continue reading

Casey Anthony – The Cast of Players─SOMEBODY HAS TO BE GUILTY.


 This trial is becoming more and more amazing as each day passes. I find it absolutely amazing that the poll included on a post during the prosecution’s presentation had 97% of those voting Casey was guilty. Now that the defense has taken their turn, it is currently down to 77%, give or take. The following … Continue reading

Dealing with the Guilt of Leaving an Abusive Relationship


GUILT—What a powerful weapon when used against a victim of spouse abuse or domestic violence. It can be wielded in so many different directions. The victim must deal with the guilt of breaking up a marriage or intimate relationship, quite possibly separating a family. Children will lose time with their father. Their lifestyle will most … Continue reading

Casey Anthony Trial – Lawyers Behaving Badly?


This poor jury! I feel like I am watching a Perry Mason marathon. One attorney tries to slide a slick move in, knowing darned good and well it is not allowed, but just to plant a seed in the mind of the jury, then oops, the beans have been spilled. So the Judge gets to … Continue reading

Emotional Abuse and Your Faith


As a woman of faith, and seeing so many search engine terms coming up on my blog looking for answers as to how faith and abuse possibly fit together, I simply must make some meager attempt to address this point. I was raised in the 60s, and through that time society taught the religious tenets … Continue reading

Casey Anthony Trial—Daddy’s Got a Girlfriend?


Is anybody shocked to now see a mistress surface, claiming she had an affair with George Anthony? Chiropractic business in Florida must be booming, with necks and spines being thrown out of place from all the head shaking going on. We had the duct tape. I see that as an equivalent to the glove in … Continue reading

Singles and Online Dating – Are You Ready for a Surprise?


Let me get this straight. I am in the middle of dinner with a widower whose deceased wife is in a locker in the basement of the hospital, and he just invited me to be his date to her funeral? This had to be a joke. I was being punked, right? Continue reading

Domestic Violence – In the Beginning: Emotional Abuse


No matter your age, as you read this blog, should you relate to any portion of it, we have something in common and are kindred spirits in a strange sort of way. The years of silence were unbearable. While keeping my mouth shut as a victim of molestation and abuse, the inner screaming was deafening—a … Continue reading

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