I actually did it. I got out. It still feels surreal to say it – I never thought I would want to leave, let alone find the strength to go through with it. He got me to believe that I deserved it all. “He wouldn’t do this if you were a better partner,” I’d think […]
The Inside Story
Stories Help Us Understand Other People
Understand the impact violence has on others.
At Family Crisis Centers, we hear many stories inside our walls.
Stories are a powerful way to help people understand the impact violence has on others. When you read another person’s story, you’re able to relate to that person and empathize with what they’ve gone through.
The Inside Story is where you’ll hear stories of many kinds that have an impact on Family Crisis Centers. You’ll hear stories from survivors about the abuse and crime they experienced. You’ll hear stories from volunteers about why they choose to give their time to our mission. You’ll hear stories from donors about why they feel passionate about investing in the sustainability of Family Crisis Centers. We’ll also share important news and updates about our organization right here.
Tick. Tick. Tick. Could time move any slower?? Brent* was struggling to keep his eyelids open, let alone pretend to pay attention, while the English teacher droned on and on about participles and subjunctive tenses and….oh honestly, she might as well have been speaking French. He hated English. The teacher probably hated him for sleeping […]
To my lovestruck teenage friends: First off, I’m not judging you. After all, I was you for a lot of years. And if I’m honest, sometimes I still fall into your dreamy, can’t-see-past-that-gorgeous-smile ways. I know you want to be in love. And I’m sure this guy or girl in your life seems like the best thing to ever […]
We’re pretty good at safety in the US. We teach our kids to look both ways before crossing the road. We tell them not to talk to or take candy from a stranger. We lock our homes and cars, put up cameras, and install alarm systems. As an added layer of security, some of us […]
“Why didn’t you just leave?” This is a question our survivors hear a lot. Unfortunately, loved ones, strangers, and even professionals don’t always understand the complexities of abuse and trauma. It’s not something you can easily walk away from and it can happen to ANYONE. One survivor shares her perspective: I was a certified domestic […]
*Continued from Survivor Series: Drowning in Infedility and Emotional Abuse* It had been almost a year and a half of the lies, the half-truths, and the manipulation. I started to forget what it felt like to be happy. Peace of mind or stability? They didn’t exist for me. In February of 2020, my husband resigned […]
Never underestimate the impact your light can have on this world. There are people working to oppress and abuse anyone they can, and there are too many people standing by quietly, hoping it doesn’t happen to them or someone they love.
Drowning in Infidelity and Emotional Abuse