Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Native Population Myth Buster

From a Canadian site for native populations comes a wonderful informaational page that will help all of us get a better grip.

Family Violence is NOT traditional. You and your children have the right to live in a situation that is free of violence!

They also have good things to say about the types. My ex used to love to handle his gun in front of me and would tell others I was making it up: Oh well, we know what we know. Where do you see you in these?

Continual insults: Being spoken to in a degrading manner, name-calling, being told that you can't do anything, or that you are stupid, or that you're unattractive, etc.

Threats and intimidation: This includes threats or implied threats such as handling or displaying weapons during arguments, or even possessing weapons. This also includes destroying property or reckless driving.

Forced isolation: Not being able to have your own friends or do the things you want to do such as going to school or getting a job. This may be achieved by withholding money or being denied the use of a vehicle.

Sexual: Forced sex - upon yourself - without your consent - being raped

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

12 Steps to dealing with abuse

Found another site that talks about how we have to stop the abuse hurled toward us--great site and really helpful if you want a quick look at taking care of yourself. Check out Murry's site.

AS YOU READ THIS thousands of people are being abused by someone who is supposed to love them. Are you one of them? If you are, you need to take action today. Failure to take immediate action can destroy your potential and that of your children to live happy, productive lives. It can even result in your death. Abuse is illegal, immoral, and inhumane. Do you know when a bad relationship becomes an abusive one? Do you know what abuse is?

Friday, February 10, 2006

Preditor and Prey

Life is too short for us to be taken in by men who promise the moon and deliver mud! We have to learn to grow up and "take" responsibility not be "taken in." Here is a great couple of conversations about how men "take-in" and prey on women online. Read it and learn--but more importantly, take repsonsiblity for your choices, ladies!!!!! We know better than to cyber flirt when we are married. We are not children and if we play with fire, we get burnt.

Check out today's lesson at Fighter's site.