Tag Archives: Domestic Abuse

Taking Back Control of My Life.

A day in the life lived once upon a time…. Where do I turn to now? My family? no. My friends? no. Womens Aid? no. The Gardai? definitely not. The Courts? a complete waste of time. Who is left? me, … Continue reading

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My Sons Earliest Memory

His earliest memory from his childhood turns out to be about me and his Dad. He said it feels like it was just a dream, that it didn’t happen. But it did. He was nearly 4 years old. It was … Continue reading

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Time for a Walk

I closed the door behind me; it shut with a bang. I hadn’t meant to bang it but a window at the back of the house was open causing the draft. Now He’s going to think I left in a … Continue reading

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A Light Bulb Moment

How do you define Love? Did you know there is no Abuse in Love? Love equals Respect. I look around the room, wiping the last of my tears from my face. It takes a few seconds for my eyes to … Continue reading

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When Should I Have Told Someone I Was Being Bullied?

When should I have started telling someone that He was abusing me? The very first night he flew into a rage? We were only going out with each other about 4 months. He hadn’t hit me, so what was I … Continue reading

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The First Time His Anger Turned Physical

He did it.¬† I am slumped in the corner of our recently installed kitchen. The new cupboards my backrest. The smell of new wood and freshly painted cream kitchen ¬†walls in my nostrils. I am cradling my head in my … Continue reading

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The Boy who would be Captain

This happened a long time ago to a boy, which had a lasting effect on his self-esteem. Be careful what you say to children, it may shape their future. Heading to the countryside to visit the relatives had become an … Continue reading

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