Domestic Violence

12 months to the day!!

sheryl.pochin's picture

well it's 12 months almost to the day that I managed to get myself and my 2 children out of a very nasty lifestyle. The father of my 2 very lovely children was abusive to me for 8 years. Although not always physically abusive he tormented me mentally and was verbally abusive, emotionally abusive and controlling. I had to ask for money to get things for the kids, which I did not always get either.

Surprise!!!

Hello out there! I just found out 2 days ago that I am pregnant, probably only 4 weeks along. My life is a roller coaster and at a time where you'd think you would be crying or celebrating, I sit here almost in a comotosed trance, shell shocked. The thing is, I want another child.

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depression . I was sad but i decided to move on . Of April of last year I got married , and months later I became pregnant. I still am now pregnant with my baby girl who I plan on naming , Lola . I am due in September and life has been well to me . My twins have started pre-k , and are very intelligent . So I hope to continue on to the future , hopefully having my next child in 4 years . I have to let the past go . Now my mom is in my life and comes to see her grandchildren alot .

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depression . I was sad but i decided to move on . Of April of last year I got married , and months later I became pregnant. I still am now pregnant with my baby girl who I plan on naming , Lola . I am due in September and life has been well to me . My twins have started pre-k , and are very intelligent . So I hope to continue on to the future , hopefully having my next child in 4 years . I have to let the past go . Now my mom is in my life and comes to see her grandchildren alot .

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Helping a Friend Break the Cycle

If you know someone who is being abused, you can help her by showing you care. Let her speak confidentially about her situation and without judgment. You may be the only person with whom she feels comfortable. Show you care in these ways:

  • Listen to her
  • Believe her
  • Do not minimize her struggle
  • Do not judge her
  • Do not blame her
  • Assure her that she is not responsible for the abuse
  • Tell her it's not her fault. You can never make someone else hurt you

Domestic Violence: Myths and Facts

Myths and facts about domestic violence

Myth: Domestic violence does not affect many people.

Fact: Nearly one in three adult women experiences at least one physical assault by a partner during adulthood. (American Psychological Assn., Violence and the Family: Report of the American Psychological Association Presidential Task Force on Violence and the Family, 1996)

Myth: Battering is only a momentary loss of temper.

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