Forget Me Not- Book Release

Hey guys! So, Amy has written quite a few posts that have been shared here, and has also started her own advocacy site for survivors. She has now taken a step that I find inspiring and incredibly brave.  She has written a book!  It takes you through the journey of her abusive relationship, and the…

Crawling Out of the Darkness – Part 1

I have literally started this post several times over, but am determined to get my thoughts out in a clear and concise way.  This week, I have read a number of posts written by those struggling with, let’s call them, negative feelings.  As I read about each of your battles, I am reminded of the…

Survivor Wall – P’s Story of Emotional Abuse

It took me a long time to get to where I am now. I parted ways with my abuser (kind of) about 7 years ago. At times I feel like I can forgive and that I am at peace with everything, but that is rare and fleeting. I realized I had been abused 4 months…

How to Help a Friend in Need

Originally posted on Forget Me Not Advocacy Group:
“I will probably never see you again.  He’s going to kill you.” My mom said it sternly, yet lovingly, as she pulled away from me and got in the car. This comment was made at the end of a very tumultuous weekend.  It was the the first…

Why Should I Care?

It’s always good to have an honest friend. You know, that one who doesn’t filter their thoughts and simply says it as it is. This particular friend said to me, “Why should I care?” And he got me to… Source: Why Should I Care?

A Letter to the Family and Friends of Victims

Originally posted on Forget Me Not Advocacy Group:
Dear “You,” You are the people that represent stability in a victim’s life, or at least you should.  You are their parents, their siblings, their extended family, and their friends.  Perhaps you are the friend or family of the abuser.  Or, maybe you are the neighbor next…

A Letter to My Younger Self

Originally posted on Forget Me Not Advocacy Group:
Dear Me, The year is 2016 and  you will turn 40 this year.  I thought I would take the time to write to you and share some things I think you ought to know. Several people have told me that I’m having a midlife crisis or that…

Victim vs. Survivor

Originally posted on Forget Me Not Advocacy Group:
“Courage doesn’t always roar.  Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.” Mary Anne Radmacher My thoughts are pacing the floor of my mind.  Sometimes, even in the best of circumstances, I feel that I lack control…