Domestic Violence Awareness
(Screenshot from East Palestine, OH, email regarding Covid-19, Ohio updates...)
Please keep in mind, as this is happening, people are stressing.
When people stress, as in times like these, Domestic Violence and Child Abuse cases, tend to rise.
If you suspect anyone is in an abusive situation, if you can safely contact, and help, do so.
If you're involved in a situation, such as this - PLEASE reach out. NOBODY deserves to be abused, EVER; and perpetrators tend to "up their game" when stress rises.
Thank you, have a good day, and as ALWAYS, BE SAFE...
Over the last 5 days, working in retail, I have seen so much. A little good, a little bad, and some ugly - honestly, though, it's been pretty balanced.
I'm a positive person, overall...but I actually am a tad worried over all this - not really for myself; but for people who are involved in already stressful situations - like those living in Domestic Violence.
In times of high-stress, perpetrators tend to "up their game". They use ANY excuse to take their feelings out on those around them - their spouses, their children, their animals - ANYONE.
Economic stress is rampant, right now - and it will probably get worse, before it gets better.
So, if you can safely check on anyone you know to be in a Domestic Violence situation, or if you, yourself, are - please reach out.
Nobody DESERVES to be abused...NOBODY...
Have a good day, and be safe... #ENDTheSILENCEofVIOLENCE #EtSoV
So many times, the perpetrator of Domestic Violence gets all the publicity. I DO understand, and take "Victim's Rights", into consideration - but the Victim does have a name, and IS remembered by Family and Friends - whether they are able to make the
transition from Victim to Survivor, or not. (I am also well aware that men can be Victims - but this is not the place for that, today.)
While researching, I was amazed at how many of the handful of people I surveyed, that could NOT think of ONE person that was a Victim of Domestic Violence - and at least one of the people they knew, was themselves!!! (One person actually said, "My Mother dealt with my narcissistic father, for years.")
Many times, the children don't realize they, too, are "Victims" - but have issues, as a result of growing up in the home with the Violence.
I am listing, below, names of Victims and Survivors. I will leave space for you to mentally add your own. (*symbolizes deceased)
#Tammy #Patricia #Chris #Ruthann #Jeannie #Teresa #Dorothy #Dawn #Tammy #Georgette #Julie #Peggy #Tamra #Edith #Lorrea #Hannah* #Addie* #Poetry* #Jessica #Charlotte* #Angela* #Laura #Diana #Karen* #Alexis #Catherine #Cheryl #Lori #Rachel #Connie #Luanne #Eve* #Mara #Irene #Claudia #Amanda #Sue #Nicole #Bobbi #Darlene #Amber #Joanna #Holly* Laura #Amanda #Kelly #Patricia #Anna #Sharon #Diane #Brook* #Melinda #Sherrie #Nancy #Diane #Jill #Rachel # #Abigail #Kelly #Stacey #Rita # # # # # # # # # # # # # # #
Thank you, have a good day, and be safe... #EtSoV #ENDtheSILENCEofVIOLENCE
When you go to the apps like iTunes, Spotify, Audible, uTube, to name just a few - there seems to be an infinite list of music, books and videos for you to peruse.
That is, metaphorically, what the Narcissist has available to use on their Victims. An ENDLESS plethora of whiny, blaming, garbage to be flung at the innocent people around them - their significant other, their children, their employees - ANYONE that "pushes back" on them, in ANY way.
They believe that EVERYTHING in their lives was done TO them - yes, they probably were abused as children, or grew up in a Domestic Violence situation. *NOTE: Not everyone that lives through that is a Narcissist.*
You CANNOT win any kind of argument with someone that sees no issue with THEIR actions. A sad truth.
Does this sound familiar in your life? Do you feel, with some people, that you can do NOTHING to their liking? Laundry, housekeeping, childcare, etc - NOTHING??!
I challenge you to take a look at your life, this week. Is it time to make some changes?
Have a good day, and be safe...
I try so hard to keep the house the way they like it, but they tell me (quite often), "MY Mother always did it this way...", etc.
The puppy they insisted the kids needed is just not grasping "potty training", as quickly as I'd hoped, so there's that mess to keep up on.
They call me, every hour, to see what am doing - and what I've gotten done in the previous hour. They insist there is NO reason this house shouldn't be spotless, at any point in time.
Sometimes, they show up for lunch, unexpectedly; and don't understand why "it takes so long to get a freaking meal on the table - I only have an hour!!!"
And I'm always "on call", in the bedroom - no "headaches" for me!!!
When they come home from work, they need to relax; so children and puppy must be extra quiet, so they don't wake or disrupt them.
They make me feel like such a failure, in every aspect of our relationship - maybe they're right. My Mother was always so good at anticipating my Father's every need. Why can't I be that way??!
Maybe I AM just a loser, and SHOULD be more grateful that I have someone that loves me as much as they do!!!
Any of this sound familiar? Any ideas to make changes? How?
Have a good day, and be safe...