Our Lessons From history

16 January 2008

What were the lessons to be learned?
That abusers show no respect for people or place? Certainly. That abusers all use the same script and the same behaviours regardless of their language, place of origin, socio-economic group and upbringing? Undoubtedly. That in a relationship with an abuser you are never, ever, safe from attack? Sure. That your distress cuts no ice with an abuser? Of course. That you can expect to be privately and publicly humiliated? Naturally.

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“I Love Him So Much I Can’t Let Him Be That Way”

22 October 2007

If I had a dollar for every time a woman has told me that she can’t leave a man who humiliates and beats her because once upon a time he used to apologize and cry, I’d have a small mountain of dollars sitting on my desk.

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