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(– A critique based on a true story as told by *Jacqui Osmond.) “My husband was a repeat offender in the cheating department. Whenever I confronted him about his philandering, he would gaslight me. I got tired of trying to be reasonable with him. My career involved a lot of traveling. One day I leftContinue reading “Gaslighting: The Subtle Bane in Relations:”
When I first sat down with Crystal it was with a view to get some information with respect to her level of education and what she wanted to do with her life at the age of 30. She is the mother of 3 children by three different fathers, and she is at the battered women’sContinue reading “Crystal’s Story”
I CAN SAVE HIM I CAN BRING HIM TO A PLACE… BE THE SPACE HE NEEDS TO FACE HIS DEMONS HIS TORMENT AND GLADIATOR, DEFEAT THEM ALL I KNOW THIS I CAN DO THIS I CAN BE HIS SHIELD HIS BREASTPLATE BE IT MY FATE, TO TAKE THE BLOWS SOMETIMES BE THE IMAGE OF HISContinue reading “DAUGHTER OF EVE”
When tragedy strikes, it is virtually impossible to feel anything but intense grief, anger, and hopelessness. How can we rationalise or make sense of the brutal and violent end to a young person’s life? The family of Ashanti Riley is grappling with such questions after her untimely and horrific end. It is alleged that MsContinue reading “Rising Above Grief”
As I sat to recount the story of our lives, my mother and me, and how we have come to be, the anxiety that followed became almost unbearable. For weeks I toiled, paragraph over paragraph, trying to account for my father’s actions, tell my mother’s story, and to understand my life more clearly through thisContinue reading “Why My Mother Stayed”
Our survivor, Jenny, does not like to dwell on her past, and so she favours word economy in the telling of her story. Here is a concise account of her abusive experience. On our wedding day When he broke my arm I should have walked away However, at the hospital, in his crisp suit,Continue reading “For Better or for Worse?”
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