Blogs

Anti Depressants Week 2

It was a brutal 2nd week but every step and every day brings a little more healing

  • Author: Deirdre
  • Published: 13 Apr 2022
  • Views: 378

Anti Depressants - No fun at all

Having suffered a complete nightmare of a marriage and finally broken free I thought - I hoped - I would recover naturally but the tears and fears were just too much

  • Author: Deirdre
  • Published: 14 Feb 2022
  • Views: 534

Simba - My Beautiful Kitten

Never underestimate the power of an animal companion.

  • Author: Deirdre
  • Published: 16 Jan 2022
  • Views: 592

My 1st Christmas of Freedom from an abusive relationship

So, we were into the Holiday Season and the Christmas adverts were in full swing. For the first time in 15 years....

  • Author: Deirdre
  • Published: 28 Dec 2021
  • Views: 697

The Refuge

The reason I chose to tell everyone about this journey is because I knew that there would be a lot of new, and uncomfortable experiences along the way.

  • Author: Deirdre
  • Published: 20 Dec 2021
  • Views: 647

Reconnecting with Family after a period of enforced alienation

Whilst domestic abuse is horrific, and I wouldn’t wish what I have been through on anyone, one positive thing has come from it all. I have managed to reconnect from my family

  • Author: Deirdre
  • Published: 20 Dec 2021
  • Views: 642

The Dream

My worst nightmare! Terrifyingly real I was found

  • Author: Deirdre
  • Published: 18 Dec 2021
  • Views: 659

COUNSELLING

My advice to anyone having a tough time, whether it be divorce, bereavement, family problems or anxiety: talk to someone.

  • Author: Deirdre
  • Published: 18 Dec 2021
  • Views: 684

IF DIVORCE IS EVEN A FEAR OR A PROSPECT THEN YOU NEED TO GET PREPARED

Those of us that have been there know that up there with moving house and bereavement, divorce is one of the most stressful times .......

  • Author: Deirdre
  • Published: 15 Dec 2021
  • Views: 631

The Perils of Social Media

We all know the advantages of social media can offer. But leaky privacy or allowing unrestricted re-shares and re-posts open you up to abusive dangers

  • Author: Deirdre
  • Published: 15 Dec 2021
  • Views: 695

An Early Warning Missed - The Big Move

Moving in together had never been planned. Let alone getting married. These were HIS decisions and I just went along

  • Author: Deirdre
  • Published: 14 Dec 2021
  • Views: 633

Life after Domestic Abuse - Going Self-Employed

I thought I would take the time to tell you about an important decision I have made as part of my new life.

  • Author: Deirdre
  • Published: 23 Nov 2021
  • Views: 530

Moving On from Domestic Abuse

Tinder? Bumble? First date outside of the office? It doesn’t matter how you met them, meeting someone new is equally exciting as it is terrifying.

  • Author: Deirdre
  • Published: 23 Nov 2021
  • Views: 529

Domestic Abuse 101 - Snake in the Ranks

Just when you thought you had escaped control and interference. Think again

  • Author: Deirdre
  • Published: 16 Nov 2021
  • Views: 508

Domestic Abuse 101 - The Phone

Today, I realised I'd gone a little off the radar. Slowly, but surely over the last few weeks, I've been speaking to people less and less.

  • Author: Deirdre
  • Published: 8 Nov 2021
  • Views: 536

Spotting Abusers – Red Lights and Alarm Bells

I write this as a lesson to anyone, regardless of who you are. Domestic abuse effects anyone. It’s totally indiscriminate. Man, woman, non-binary, LGBTQ+ - it doesn’t matter.

  • Author: Deirdre
  • Published: 29 Oct 2021
  • Views: 527