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Document the Abuse


Today I was reminded that the Document the Abuse website is up and running. Domestic violence experts Susan Murphy Milano and Sandra L. Brown have created an invaluable resource for victims. This website details how to create an Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit and a questionnaire to help people determine if they’re in a potentially lethal relationship.

Please forward the link to this website freely. Many domestic violence victims make the mistake of not documenting what has happened to them– and it’s an easy omission to make when you’re fighting for your life. I am a staunch advocate of documenting all types of abuse, from what happens in the workplace to the emotional, physical, financial, and sexual abuse that can happen at home. You may have read my previous article on the subject that has appeared on several blogs: https://wildninja.wordpress.com/2010/08/14/documentation/. (more…)

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Typing furiously before he got home, I decided to make another copy. I cut the entire document, many months of notes, from the hard drive and pasted it on the disc whirring in its slot.

At that point I knew that a record of all of the threats, all of the frightening behavior, and my fears on what he was planning had to exist in multiple copies. I had to be sure that someone knew what really happened if I was unable to speak for myself.

Before ejecting the disc, I checked it to be sure the file was on there. Wait—this had to be a mistake. It wasn’t. I went back to the hard drive. I clicked paste again to see if pages upon pages of information would reappear.

It didn’t. (more…)

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