Trigger Warning: This post is all about triggers. Triggers are different for everyone. You never know when they are going to show up. I am sharing in hopes of helping others. I received a message on Facebook from someone I had mutual friends with and I am instantly triggered. I am going to leave out … More What Am I Supposed to Feel Now that My Abuser is Dead?
Trigger Warning: This post is all about triggers. Triggers are different for everyone. You never know when they are going to show up. I am sharing in hopes of helping others. My abuser has been physically out of my life for years, but he is with me daily. I realized I was living my life … More Change of Tide – Breaking the Silence of Abuse
Poetry is written and owned by Warrior. For permission to use email firstname.lastname@example.org for permission to use) Trigger Warning: Triggers are different for everyone. You never know when they are going to show up. I am sharing in hopes of helping others. If you need immediate assistance call National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255. For a … More To the Broken
Trigger Warning: Triggers are different for everyone. You never know when they are going to show up. I pushed my one limits on this one. Utah has a 23% higher Domestic Murder rate than the United States Average. Which leads me to believe that there is also a higher Domestic Violence rate as well. … More Against Better Judgement
Sexual Abuse is not an easy topic. It is difficult to find an accurate definition of what sexual abuse is. Most studies include forced vaginal, oral, and anal sex when defining sexual abuse, other studies include both attempted and completed assaults, while others document only completed assaults. Sexual Abuse a crime of violence. Most sexual … More Using Essential Oils to Support Emotions from Sexual Abuse
I AM that I AM. I am what I think and believe. That which we affirm becomes our reality. When we change our thoughts we change our reality. If our affirmations are: I am fat, I am unworthy, I am stupid, I am unwanted, I am useless, I am………. our mind believes us. This is … More I AM that I AM
Anxiety, Depression, and our own internal dialog often paint the way we see ourselves. We compare our worst against others best. We define ourselves by our perspective of celebrities, airbrushed models, and the lives we see on social media. I am grateful for the following perspective: Life is about learning and growth. We learn … More I AM ENOUGH Because I AM LIVE!
I love November and focusing on what I am grateful for. I never thought I would say this since being grateful when in an anxious or depress state is not always easy. I am grateful for my trails. As I have overcome my trails I have gained strength, healing, knowledge, and gratitude. I am grateful … More Beyond Grateful!
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and it has been 3 years since I wrote my first blog for Beyond Abuse Essential Healing “Opening a Dialog About Abuse“. I have learned a lot about myself as I have opened up about my life. I am continually growing and discovering. The last several months have been difficult … More Everything that kills me makes me feel alive!
Trigger Warning: This post is all about triggers. Triggers are different for everyone. You never know when they are going to show up. I am sharing in hopes of helping others. It was a beautiful morning. I driving home after going to run club at school with Gameface and it hits me. The song on … More Surrounded by Triggers
Domestic Violence is different for each person who experiences it. It can be emotional/verbal, physical, sexual, or all of the above. Those who have experienced Domestic Violence can be triggered by actions, words, sounds, and smells. My X-Husband started be belittling and controlling me. Other than work, I could not go anywhere without him. He … More Domestic Violence Healing
written by anonymous guest Life did not begin as a normal happy baby would have liked. I was born 3 months premature addicted to crack and I was so very fortunate to have a father that loved me so very much and won custody of me. My birth mother was schizophrenic and also an addict, … More Working on my inner wounded child – Guest Blogger
Trigger Warning: This post is all about triggers. Triggers are different for everyone. You never know when they are going to show up. I am sharing in hopes of helping others. As I am standing in the shower, I feel someone behind me then he touches me. My heart is racing. I can’t breath. I … More I…Can’t…Breath – Self-Care Needed
Having experienced verbal, sexual, emotional, and physical abuse, I often get lost in a pattern of negative thoughts and despair. One thing leads to another and I forget that I get to choose. I can’t cope with life. I start having nightmares about my X. I go into survival mode and everything seems hard. Sometimes … More Rising After the Darkness – The Secret of Thoughts
Warning: Post contains information that may trigger some people. It is difficult for the victims of Domestic Violence to get out and stay out of an abusive relationship. Fear being injured or killed keeps many people in the abusive relationship, and their concerns are legitimate. My X threatened to kill me if anyone found out … More Getting Out Getting Help
I’ve never been public about this until now…it’s safe now. Plus who doesn’t love a good juicy story with a happy ending? When I became single three years ago I had the very intense misfortune of dating not one, not two, but THREE men who were (according to my therapist) diagnosable narcissistic sociopaths. One relationship … More Lessons from an Anonymous Guest Blogger
Trigger Warning: This post is all about triggers. Triggers are different for everyone. You never know when they are going to show up. I am sharing in hopes of helping others. Big or small, often or rare triggers are real and can be debilitating. The term trigger is used to refer to experiences that “re-trigger” … More Triggers
Be careful with your words, you never know when something you say to someone or something you say about someone to another person maybe the final straw. We are seeing too many lives lost because of bullying. How many more are lost to depression and anxiety that has been triggered by someones words? Abuse No … More Be Careful with Your Words
As I look in the mirror what do I see? A broken image looking back at me. I see my imperfections, faults, and weaknesses. I have spent the majority of my life comparing myself to others and finding reasons why I am not as desirable, lovable, or as good as someone else. I have also … More Broken Image
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, but those who have lived through are aware of it 24/7/365. The awareness can manifest in many different ways such as emotional and physical scars, fear, insecurity, and even financially. Some have to leave everything behind, yes everything, physical possessions, friends, and family to get safe. I am grateful … More Domestic Violence Awareness