Articles with physical abuse

Daddy Issues

Daddy Issues

I’ve heard the term many times in my life. I’ve even used it a couple of hundred times or so. I have understood this stereotype to encompass women or teenage girls that are seeking out attention through sexual activity or behaving…

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Angela Bertoli

I am a daughter, mother, grandmother, friend and partner. I have seen in my life more damaged women than I could ever count. I have gained wisdom and strength through my own experiences and watching others go through their wars. I hope you can relate to my words and find the comfort of knowing that this is more common than any of us would like to admit. Good, bad or indifferent, this is an epidemic in the world that keeps women buried in rubble and nobody is trying to remove the stones. I'd like to pick up one rock at a time.

A Tale of Financial Abuse and How I Got Out

A Tale of Financial Abuse and How I Got Out

During fall of 2007, my marriage entered its final stages of a breakdown. It was just a matter of time, as the beginning of the marriage had been extremely rocky. I had been suffering from undiagnosed Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, and GAD,…

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Stephanie Ortez

Stephanie is a highly caffeinated mother of two wonderful boys. She is hopelessly addicted to non-fiction books and literature that moves her to tears. She is an admissions advisor for George Washington University online where she assists homeschooled students internationally. Stephanie lives with Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. She is a passionate mental health advocate, member of Stigma Fighters. Her writing has been featured on The Elephant Journal, The Mighty, The Organic Coffee Haphazardly and Feminine Collective.