On Black Friday in 2001, I stood in the middle of Target’s winter wonderland surrounded by pre-lit Christmas trees of all heights and widths, shiny ornaments, and twinkling lights. For the first time ever, I was about to buy my very own tree for my first apartment. This was an exciting moment for me and […]
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Did you ever comment without realizing the impact of your words or reflected on something you’d said and wished you hadn’t said it? We’ve all been careless with words, at times. Unfortunately, the hurtful words hurled by the habitual verbal abuser is never an accidental slip of the tongue. It is an emotional assault that […]
A sensitively written and useful resource for victims of domestic abuse and those who care about them, is ‘Killing You Softly: A guide to understanding domestic violence and abuse.’ Evin M. Daly’s bio states that he is “a specialist in child abuse and domestic violence prevention and protection systems, child welfare systems and an adviser […]