Domestic Abuse

"But … Is It Abuse?": Read this article first. It describes the Cycle of Abuse and how women get trapped. 

Myths About Abuse: Here is my list of myths regarding domestic abuse.

 My Articles About Abuse: Blog entries I have written about abuse.

 My Story of Abuse: Blog entries about my own personal experience with abuse.

 25 Traits of An Abuser: Great article describing the kind of man who might be a batterer. Hint: he's probably charming and romantic.

Abusive Behavior Checklist: After reading my overview, go through the checklist and see how many of these behaviors your significant other is displaying, to see whether or not you are a victim of abuse. 

Tips for Planning an Escape: If you want to escape, go smart. You will be safer if you plan ahead, and your run will be easier and less stressful. Contact your local women's shelter to help you plan. And expect to spend a year or more in therapy with someone who understands abuse. Good luck!

Statistics About Abuse: Some of these are shocking!

Husbands Behaving Badly: This Hall of Shame is under construction but will eventually feature startling and sometimes hilarious stories of the ways abusive men try to control their women.