Monthly Archives: July 2010

I should have known

The hardest thing for me to do is forgive myself, especially when the memories keep rushing in. We worked together; I hired him. I was still married, and left the job to take care of my marriage by going on … Continue reading

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Domestic Violence Survivors: He slid that one in on me

The retelling of my story feels sometimes fragmented; I try to retell what seems to be foremost on my mind, so it’s not sequential.  When I first moved in with him, it was not too long after that, maybe 2mos. … Continue reading

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Domestic Violence Survivors:My Story, The Car Accident

I was 5 months pregnant with our son.  It was early morning one winter day when I left the house to go to work; it was a long commute.  I got to an area usually sanded on the freeway; I … Continue reading

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Those Horrible Memories, but I have to remember

It’s like 9/11 or the holocaust, if we don’t remember, it might happen again.  I derive strength from reading the stories of holocaust survivors.  My mother in law from my first marriage was a German War Bride, made to marry … Continue reading

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3 generations of abuse

We are 3 generations of women in my family now that have experienced abusive relationships.  My mother lived as a young woman in the depression era; the motto for women in those days and the fifties was “get married, have … Continue reading

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