The more child support delinquency and other forms of financial abuse are shed light upon regarding domestic violence, the greater the fight can become against it.
Many women aren’t even aware that they can be victims of abuse without a punch, slap, or kick. That is why we need to come armed with knowledge.
She finally had the courage and safety plan in place to leave. It took
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.
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.
When I was elected to U.S. Congress in 2018 as one of the first two Native American women to serve in the House of Representatives, I made it a priority to call out the “silent crisis” and seek solutions.
Honesty is another key to a healthy relationship after domestic violence. You don’t have to open the first date with your history of abuse, but eventually, if the person seems like someone you could see a future with, it’s important to share your journey with them.