How to See the Good In Yourself

Seeing the good in myself has always been difficult for me. I have been encouraged to talk about some of the good things in my life rather than all of the negative things as is probably a good follow up to my last posting. I too feel that in life in general we often focus on the negative things whether it be every day life, the news, or our relationships.  I went to the annual…

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My #MeToo Story

Trigger Warning: This is a #METOO story and thus I encourage you to read with caution or avoid it all together if you think it may be hard for you. So I have been toying with the nerve to post this for some time now. My husband really struggles with it as it is obviously hard for him to think about happening to me. I’m sure it would be for anyone very close to me.…

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You Can Recover From Abusive Relationships

I want to tell my story to give hope. I feel like many people look at me and see a strong and independent woman who is assertive and blunt. So how did someone like me go through something like this? It can happen to anyone. And you can recover from it. I am not a meek and scared person because of it. Sure, I have an overdramatic startle response and some insecurities, but over all…

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Why I Stayed in an Abusive Relationship

I haven’t written in a while. I keep wondering if that is because the last time I left off was teetering on some deep shit. Am I ready for that? Am I hiding from it? Or maybe I just needed a mental break because that was hard enough to talk about. This is always a difficult topic for people to understand even for those who’ve gone through it. I want to try and help people…

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The Other Woman

So the reason I named this post “The Other Woman” is because that is how I have always felt. Never thinking that I would be good enough, I treated myself like the other woman and lived up to that name. I did not set my standards high or my self-respect for that matter. And thus, every action I took only further pushed me into that role that I so hated. I did not respect myself…

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