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Prolonged Absence…I apologize….

I want to apologize to you, my readers and fellow survivors.  Things have been CRAZY busy this holiday season.  I have been making a lot of gifts which has kept me away from the computer.  After the New Year I have plans to start my support group (nerves!!!) and to begin working (hopefully) with Turning Point Domestic Violence Services.  I really hope that I do get to do some work with them, as they are who runs our local domestic abuse shelter and I feel that I can do a lot of good there.

Lots of love to you all.  Keep fighting the good fight.  Keep strong in your resolve.  Know that I love you all and I am just an email away.  Please do not hesitate to email me if you need to talk.  My email is and I hope that you know I will be there for you if you need me.

Love and light to you all and a joyous holiday (whatever your holiday!)


***I have been asked to add an addendum to this post.  Above I mention the support group and I mention Turning Point Domestic Violence Services.  I want to make it clear that the support group is not something that is tied to Turning Point.  Unfortunately they do not have any services like this available.  This is why I am doing the support group all on my own.


This year’s Domestic Violence Counts: National Census of Domestic Violence Services will occur on September 15, 2011. (via PurpleHearts4Butterflies’s Blog)

Stand up and be heard! Make sure you count! Will You Count? This year's Domestic Violence Counts: National Census of Domestic Violence Services will occur on September 15, 2011. In 2010, 1,743 – or 91% – of all identified domestic violence programs participated in the annual census.  The census collects an unduplicated, non-invasive count of adults and children who receive critical services from local domestic violence … Read More

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Almost all survivors will have nightmares while healing. -How to help your survivor partner during nightmares. (via PurpleHearts4Butterflies’s Blog)

Thank you very much purple hearts for posting this. This is a wonderful post.

"My survivor partner suffers from nightmares. I feel helpless. What can I do to help?" Nightmares by definition are scary. It is much worse if you are confronting painful things from your past within your dreams. Nightmares are equally as frightening if you are a partner of a survivor watching your loved one suffer. I remember … Read More

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