Domestic Abuse

Domestic Abuse

Running from Domestic Violence

As someone who grew up in an abusive household, I was always told that I was lazy.  It was an attack that was leveled against me throughout my childhood, and into my teenage years.  Well, when I was running (and this is true) over eleven miles per-day in the first ten months of 2018, I was proving to myself that I wasn’t lazy. 

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Marital Rape: When Violation is at the Hands of Your Intimate Partner

The night that was the last time I ever had sex with him was the night that haunts me to this day. He called me and sweetly asked if he could see the kids. He wanted “family time,” including playing a board game together. He said we could have dinner and a drink. Unfortunately, he talked me into it as my “mom guilt” and loneliness overtook logic.

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