A Way Through the Weeds:

Guidance for women navigating divorce and abuse

Abuse

If you're on this page, chances are you have your own definition of abuse.  Perhaps it's being grabbed by the arm so hard you carry bruises for a week.  Perhaps it's taking your daughter to the ER three times in a month.  Perhaps it's being raped by your boyfriend.  Perhaps it's working up your courage to ask your husband for money so you can buy diapers for your six-month-old.  The truth is, these are all abuse.  And they are all unacceptable.  Chronic abuse makes us feel powerless, but we are not.  Together, we are strong.  Together, we can become free from abuse in all its forms . . . and those who would use it against us.  

REMEMBER:  Abuse can escalate quickly.  If you or a loved one are being abused, PLEASE seek help immediately from the police, a local women's shelter, a helpline, or even a trusted friend.  If you even think you are in danger, get to a safe place and seek help.  If you wait too long, it could be too late.