4 thoughts on “5 Facts About Domestic Violence Every Woman Should Know

  • April 17, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Hopefully, Cherilynn (you might read this), and if you would, send me an e-mail: carleton@oakland.edu

    I am a Sophomore at 67 (I won a scholarship at age 60) because I wrote about my life of overcoming (and thriving).

    My goal is to speak on National Television regarding verbal abuse. I consider myself an expert in the field of verbal and physical abuse, as I lived it for 36 years, did the research and am a moderator of an abused survivors’ group.

    I will be interviewed (3rd time on the radio) this coming Saturday.

    I presented my paper, Society’s Hidden Pandemic, Verbal Abuse, Precursor to Physical Violence and a Form of Biochemical Assault at the Michigan Counseling Association last year.

    Did you know that the brain can physically change with verbal abuse (alone)? Dr. Martin Teicher from Harvard Medical School shared brain images and other materials with me. I was honored.

    Thank you!
    P.S. I believe that the book (which saved my life): THe Verbally Abusive Relationship by Patricia Evans shouldl be required reading.

    Kind Regards, Alice
    Overcomer, wounded healer, dancer, singer, author, poetess, Vietnam era veteran, Sophomore

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  • April 18, 2014 at 12:00 am

    I disagree that it is drug and alcohol fueled. In my experience, it’s fueled by a mentality that it’s okay to punish someone with violence for certain behaviors. It also has to do with the aggressor feeling powerless or impotent.
    I feel we need to work as a culture on how to not act on anger, as well as the blaming or not taking responsibility for our actions in any situation.

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  • April 18, 2014 at 12:02 am

    I also wanted to add that we need to realize our response to actions is subjective and we’re responding to situations influenced by the context of our day, blood sugar levels, etc, and take responsibility for that, instead of thinking “this person MADE me angry and I had no control over that response.”

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