Domestic Violence

My DV Story Chapter 6

Read Chapter 5 here   So Tina* and I arrived home from the gym. The plan was for the three of us to watch a movie, but as we pulled in, I could hear the stereo. Mike* and loud music never ended well. My gut feeling was right, it was about to go down. When… Continue reading My DV Story Chapter 6

Domestic Violence

My DV Story Chapter 5

Read Chapter 4 here   Mike* and I were only together for a year after we got engaged. I tried to start wedding planning as soon as I could. I wanted to have my ducks in a row, and a date as far in advance as possible to give friends and family in Canada as… Continue reading My DV Story Chapter 5

Domestic Violence

My DV Story Chapter 4

Read Chapter 3 here I moved jobs. This was due to a number of things, my boss was horribly sexist, I could see that I wasn’t being taken seriously, I wasn’t going to progress where I was, and the strain of my site work on my relationship with Mike was terrible. Mike* was still out… Continue reading My DV Story Chapter 4

Domestic Violence

My DV Story Chapter 3

Read Chapter 2 here   After I agreed that we could start dating again, I started spending time with Mike* and he was a completely different person. He was sweet, and caring, and considerate, just like he was at the beginning of our relationship. When I left, Mike had stopped going to work. He said… Continue reading My DV Story Chapter 3

Domestic Violence

My DV Story Chapter 2

Read Chapter 1 here. One day, 7 months into our relationship, Mike* was yelling at me for something, the usual unnecessary nonsense, and at that point I decided that this was bullshit and I wasn’t going to put up with him anymore. I stood up for myself and yelled back at him. He wasn't expecting… Continue reading My DV Story Chapter 2

Domestic Violence

An Unexplained Absence: Explained

Well, after a VERY long break (10 months in fact), I'm finally back! I'm freshly motivated and ready to kick some ass! Stay tuned for my usual content to be posted in the next couple of days. At the moment I'm working on a post about Positive Reinforcement and how you can use that to… Continue reading An Unexplained Absence: Explained