Posts Tagged abuse


My Father Friend requested me!

42 Days of Teresa – Day 32 Can you believe that?  My father, my abuser, casually sends a Facebook friend request to me. No message or context. Truly it happened months ago but I’m writing about it now.  I can say that it surprised me. Then, the strangest thing happened that surprised me even more. […]

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Married to an Addict

42 Days of Teresa – day 23 If someone were to ask what it is like to live with an addict and wonder how to cope inside of the relationship, I’d say mostly this: I was married to an addict. It’s a classic tactic to end the fight with violence or threat of violence and […]

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Orgasms and Shame during abuse.

42 days of Teresa – day 10 ** Warning ** Some of this content is graphic. It may have trigger issues for some. Please read this only if you are in a good place emotionally. Opening up about my childhood sexual abuse has been a long and healing journey.  Once I got to the point […]

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Random memory

42 Days of Teresa- day 2 I remember one time I was walking home from school towards my house. I would have been in grade three or four.  As I was walking down the hill, I heard a vehicle coming and so I ensured that I was as far to the right as possible.  I […]

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Personal Retreat- musings #3

Slow down to Speed up.  This seems to be a theme for me lately.  I needed to find the calm so I can clarify what it is that I want to achieve.  I also needed to slow down and appreciate the many wonderful things about my life not instead of always looking ahead to what […]

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Next steps in my Journey

** Warning ** Some of this content is graphic. It may have trigger issues for some. Please read this story only if you are in a good place emotionally. I have had this blog for more than 4 years now.  I appreciate each and every one of you that have come here, shared comments, experiences and […]

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Why Forgive an Abuser?

People ask me how I’m able to move forward after being abused for so many years.  Some people have actually expressed anger and frustration that I am no longer angry and silently wishing some horrible tragedy befall my abuser.  “They don’t deserve to be forgiven” or similar statements are made in a blurted out emotional […]

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Back at it

I have been so overwhelmed and grateful to each and every new reader and subscriber to this blog.  In recent months I have waded through one of the worst spells with depression in years.  I just disappeared inside myself.  I was not engaged in my day to day life.  I was in total task mode, […]

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