Category Archives: Isolation

The Duggars – My Thoughts

I’ve debated long and hard whether I wanted to touch this story.  For me, it’s brought up a ton of old feelings.  Seeing the comments and opinions swirling all over the internet has sometimes had me cheering and sometimes had me wanting to bang my head into a wall. The first thought is about those …

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My World Crumbles

After I got off the phone with my lawyer, I knew I had to text Luke and tell him that I had to say good-bye.  I didn’t want to.  I wanted to throw myself on the floor and kick and scream like a two year old.  I wanted to find Bubba and hurt him.  He …

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Devastation

Quietly, ever so quietly, I was making plans to return to college.  I had to keep looking for a full-time job, but secretly I prayed that I wouldn’t find one.  I practically begged God to block all jobs and fix things so that I could return to school.  I just needed 3 classes of pre-reqs. …

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Fly Away From Here

Yesterday Serenity and I were in the car and a song came on that pulled me back in time. We used to live near an airport; this was when the children were really small. Even though I loved where we lived, I was completely miserable.  I was solo-parenting because Bubba was working about 80 hours …

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Power and Control Wheel: Isolation

  ISOLATION: Controlling what she does, who she sees and talks to, what she reads, and where she goes. Limiting her outside involvement. Using jealousy to justify actions. Isolation is a powerful tool for the abuser.  If he keeps his victim alone, with no support, she’ll stay right where he wants her because she won’t …

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