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Susan Cox Powell, 2008. Click on image to view video. From http://fox13now.com.

Susan Cox Powell, 2008. Click on image to view parts of video. From http://fox13now.com.

KOMO News has revealed that missing and presumed murdered Susan Cox Powell made a video documenting the state of her marriage in 2008– and had a secret will and testament that told people if she dies, it’s not an accident. See: http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Police-release-chilling-video-Susan-Powell-made-before-disappearance-208583251.html

This is what victims of abuse and those concerned with their family’s well-being SHOULD do! If you are not familiar with the Document the Abuse website, http://documenttheabuse.com/, please visit it now. Not only should everyone know about this website, but they should share it with anyone in a bad relationship.

Note the reference in the video to Susan being a “financially and emotionally abused woman”– that’s how it can start, and death can be the end result. Don’t ignore abuse just because someone doesn’t have bruises or hasn’t been to the hospital. It’s still domestic violence and the victim most definitely needs help– BEFORE it escalates, not when it does. By then it could be too late. Also note that the fact that Susan made this video and wrote up a will shows that she knew he could kill her.  (more…)

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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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