What is Domestic Violence?

My stepchildren are 10 and 12, and very assertive. They frequently ask questions regarding the things that they see on the news, and these questions often spiral into in depth conversations regarding topics that one would consider very “adult”. Recently,...

The Unfair Weight Of Shame

The weight of the shame I felt after I was sexually assaulted was enormous. From the minute I opened my eyes in the morning to the second I fell asleep at night, I was aware of the weight. It was a physical burden that I carried around with me at all times. If you...

Emotional Warfare: Isolation

There are many tactics an abuser can use to control and manipulate his victim. In a previous article, I talked about gaslighting, which is a tactic my abuser used often. Today, I want to focus on another common tactic: isolation. In today’s society, we’re...