Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Humour and Laughter… « buckwheatsrisk-surviving abuse

I think it is so important to keep seeing the lighter side of life. OK, we have been verbally abused, but even in that, we can see the humor at time. Or at least the humor in other things and not focus on everything abusive--after all, once we learn how to enforce the respect me rules, there is a lot less self-pity--that's because we are back in charge of our selves and our space.

Here's a blog you might be interested in--it is a blog on verbal abuse, yet she stops to laugh at her dog int he mirror--worth reading.

Humour and Laughter… « buckwheatsrisk-surviving abuse: "There’s just something about laughing that changes everything, if only for a moment…

Do you ever notice if you watch someone else laugh long enough, you will start to laugh too?  It’s so funny to watch, because then you have a bunch of people with tears streaming down their faces as they laugh at nothing…or maybe they’re laughing at how funny they look to each other.  You know it really doesn’t matter what’s funny, it matters that there’s laughter!"

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

October is stop domestic violence month

Since October is Domestic Violence Awareness month--I want a Verbal Abuse awareness month! Or at least a weekend. I think we Deserve at least that much. At Respect me Rules, we don't use our methods after your partner has become physical in abuse--at that point we say "get out." Before that, we show you how to stop allowing them to abuse you--it can be stopped before it escalates. You can stay with your partner--

So I ask, lets start a Domestic verbal abuse Awareness weekend. Start this week end at your house and lets get that respect we deserve.

In the meantime read here about what some are doing this month:

Commentary - Help stop the cycle of abuse | Alexandria Echo Press | Alexandria, Minnesota: "October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

The question is, what should we be aware of?

Accept and acknowledge that Domestic Violence happens in our community. Physical and verbal abuse is occurring in our neighborhoods, it’s happenings to friends and family. Domestic abuse happens in all racial, social and economic groups. And if you think it’s contained within the private household, think again."

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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Verbal & Emotional Abuse - What victims hear from their abuser - YouTube

Here is a well put together collection of statements we hear when being verbally abused. Set to some good music--if you want some examples of what this woman has heard, view this and then create your own youtube video--send me the link and I will use--Hey guys, what verbal abuse statements do YOU hear--is it any different from what the ladies hear from their guys or is it the same?

Verbal & Emotional Abuse - What victims hear from their abuser - YouTube: "What a victim of verbal & emotional abuse has heard through the years. You are not alone. "

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